I have seen The Kilt worn. It is good.
- The way the pleats fit smoothly from waist to hips, accenting the slight curve.
- The way the pleats swing with the stride.
- The way it accents the positive.
We had to adjust the length of the sporran chain, though. Hubby stared aghast at the initial placement and exclaimed, “No! That’s like saying ‘X marks the spot!'”
After I stopped laughing, I moved up the chain, and then investigated proper sporran placement at X marks the Scot and the Tartan Authority. 2-3″ below the belt buckle is correct for the top of the sporran, apparently. We’re still waiting for the arrival of the belt and buckle, but I think we’ve got it close.
Photos? you suggest.
Umm. Well. The Husband is a trifle shy. He is nervous of appearing on the internet in a kilt. I’ll work on him. When all the accoutrements have arrived, I will take a photo. If I have to remove his head, I will. I keep getting requests for the final product. Patience! ;-P
I have seen. It is good.
1. hem the approximately 8 yards of fabric
2. set the lining
3. pin the pleats according to hubby’s preference 4. press the pleats 5. manipulate the pleats from the fit at the hip to the narrower waist 6. hand stitch the 7-8 yards of hip pleats into position
7. baste pleats onto the lining
8. hand stitch the waist pleats 9. add apron fringe fabric 10. add waistband 11. pull threads to make fringe 12. add buckle closures (2) 13. figure out inner closure… 14. add hanging loops (sporran loops- rather than hanging loops, actually) 15. sigh dramatically as spouse models completed kilt!