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Topic: My Hot Utilikilt!!!!!!! (Now with Tutorial!!!!!!)  (Read 30701 times)
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Sabertooth Pixie
« on: July 17, 2006 12:45:30 PM »

This is my utilikilt...I made it a while ago but I am just getting around to posting all my crafty creations because until a few weeks ago, I had no digital camera...

Here is the front:


And the back:


And me modeling it:


Sorry if the pictures are a bit fuzzy... but I hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006 12:58:49 PM »

wow . thats awsome , i love it, especially the little chains on the back . thats so cool  ,
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006 02:36:17 PM »

that looks fabulous! great job Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006 02:48:00 PM »

oh neato! i want one! i saw the utilikilt people at the country fair this year and they had so many super cute styles and i wanted one so bad but they were $158!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was totally pissed. the girl working the booth had one on that was shortened and it looked so damned cute and i want one so bad! did you use a pattern for yours?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006 03:01:13 PM »

nope, no pattern... I will make some sketches of how I did it and post a tut within the next few days!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006 04:22:00 PM »

Oooh, very cute. Good for you!
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006 08:41:40 PM »

i JUST saw those on tv! they were one some flea market show. before two hours ago i had no idea such a thing as a utilikilt existed, and then i start looking on here and BAM! there is a utilikilt. it looks good.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006 08:03:47 PM »

Here is the tute you guys! Good luck! Sorry for the crudeness of the cropping and such...my paint skills are that of none...

First you go to a surplus/vintage/thrift store and buy a pair of army pants...like these:


then you cut of the legs:


you now have this:


now cut open the legs along the inner seams...(marked in pink) and cut off the cuffs...(circled in green):


now lay your pieces flat... and cut the legs in half along the pink lines:


now sew all your legs together to form a long strip:


(depending on how big you plan to make your pleats...you may have to add more camo fabric to the stuff you got off the pants...)

but now you can pleat your fabric onto the skirt part you cut off earlier:


Then I sewed down each pleat a little way just to help them stay after I pressed them all into place...here is an attempted pic at sewing dow the pleats (I used a zigzag stitch where the whit is...to about 1/3 down each pleat...):


and then you could add chains like I did or some other embellishment if you wish!

Hope this helped!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006 10:45:12 PM »

*sigh* Is nothing sacred?  Kilts are MEN's wear, and "Utilikilts" are a brand name.  There's jeans, and there's Levis.  There's kilts, and then there's Utilikilts.  It's trademarked.  Capisce?

However, that looks a lot like how Utilikilts founder Steven Villegas got his start!  And as has been mentioned, they are pricey; however, this is to be expected considering 100% they are made in America, one at a time; not at Bangladeshi sweatshops like Wal-Mart crap.  I've had one for over three years now, done ugly, dirty grunt work in it, run it through the washer and dryer, and there is not one indication it's coming apart.  Definitely high quality stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006 12:05:48 AM »

Accually there are many women that wear kilts now. Scottish Highland Dancers wear them (my sister dances by the way), and any female bagpiper or drummer will wear one. And they are also worn in sports such as lacroos and field hockey.

I'm sure you already knew most of that...but considering that alot of our modern world had women wearing kilts...I felt it needed to be said. And I made my kilt to wear and show my scottish pride. I wear it to all of my sister's competitions as well as other conventions we have gone to.

I can understand where you are coming from... but just understand that I made this more as a tribute, than a fashion statement...
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