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« on: November 03, 2008 10:18:10 AM »

So to make a long story short, my Hubby, who is neither Scottish or Irish has always wanted a kilt. He told me when I started sewing a little over a year ago that I should make him one. Well with some much needed help from my sewing sidekick (Auntie  Wink) and the pattern from www.xmarksthescot.c om I took the plunge. It took us lots of hours to get it right, but we are very happy with the outcome and so was the Hubby, who got it for his birthday. We have yet to add the belt loops and a cargo pocket, because we wanted him to decide on the amount of loops and such.

Enough jabbering here are pics. The front laid out flat. Made from cotton twill in black.

The back. Look at those pleats! Grin

The Hubby trying it on for the first time.

The hubby's rump.

And finally the look of approval. He's super happy and now trying to decide when to wear it!

Thanks for looking!  Smiley Any comments and questions welcome.



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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 10:25:59 AM »

wooo hooo finished at last!

Looks great on him (nice butt Mr.AlwaysInspired LOL  Grin )
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 10:40:27 AM »

Great job! I thought it looked like a skirt in the first pic, but that's just because of the color. Once he has it on, it's definitely a kilt. It looks so manly on him! It's strange to see one not in plaid.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 10:48:44 AM »


Great job! I thought it looked like a skirt in the first pic, but that's just because of the color. Once he has it on, it's definitely a kilt. It looks so manly on him! It's strange to see one not in plaid.
Utility kilts are not made in plaid. Solid color cotton twill or canvas is usually used. Although I've seen some great camo ones as well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 11:38:22 AM »

I kinda figured that. Although, I would think that for most jobs, pants would be better to protect the legs from flying dangerous things like flying objects, being scratched up and heat ie working in the yard or on a car.
Perhaps you could enlighten me of when it would be useful to wear.
Is he also fond of Celtic music?
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008 11:39:56 AM »

holy crap, you made a utilikilt!!! that is ridiculously awesome!!!! I've been considering one for my guy, but i'm wary of the price tag... and i wouldn't have the guts to attempt sewing something like that.

(hehehe i see my collage in the background  Grin)
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 12:02:45 PM »

I kinda figured that. Although, I would think that for most jobs, pants would be better to protect the legs from flying dangerous things like flying objects, being scratched up and heat ie working in the yard or on a car.
Perhaps you could enlighten me of when it would be useful to wear.
Is he also fond of Celtic music?
Scotsman wear kilts for all activities. I've talked to many that prefer kilts over pants for working. I've even met some that wear them when they work jobs like construction and such. My hubby will not be wearing his to work, as he is a chef and must wear pants in the kitchen, but he plans on wearing it out. As in when we go to dinner and such. I could picture him also wearing it while working in the yard. I believe he will also wear it hiking too.
In our house we are fond of Celtic everything. He especially loves the bagpipes. I'm Irish so all things Celtic are welcome here.
holy crap, you made a utilikilt!!! that is ridiculously awesome!!!! I've been considering one for my guy, but i'm wary of the price tag... and i wouldn't have the guts to attempt sewing something like that.

(hehehe i see my collage in the background  Grin)
It really isn't that hard once you figure it all out. The math and measurements are what were killing me, hence me getting back up!
Yep your collage is hanging out there until I can pick the perfect spot for it to hang in the living room!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008 01:37:33 PM »

I kinda figured that. Although, I would think that for most jobs, pants would be better to protect the legs from flying dangerous things like flying objects, being scratched up and heat ie working in the yard or on a car.
Perhaps you could enlighten me of when it would be useful to wear.
Is he also fond of Celtic music?
Scotsman wear kilts for all activities. I've talked to many that prefer kilts over pants for working. I've even met some that wear them when they work jobs like construction and such. My hubby will not be wearing his to work, as he is a chef and must wear pants in the kitchen, but he plans on wearing it out. As in when we go to dinner and such. I could picture him also wearing it while working in the yard. I believe he will also wear it hiking too.
In our house we are fond of Celtic everything. He especially loves the bagpipes. I'm Irish so all things Celtic are welcome here.
holy crap, you made a utilikilt!!! that is ridiculously awesome!!!! I've been considering one for my guy, but i'm wary of the price tag... and i wouldn't have the guts to attempt sewing something like that.

(hehehe i see my collage in the background  Grin)
It really isn't that hard once you figure it all out. The math and measurements are what were killing me, hence me getting back up!
Yep your collage is hanging out there until I can pick the perfect spot for it to hang in the living room!
I was just wondering. My Dad has his own lawn care business and used to wear shorts. He got tired of being hit in the legs with flying debris, and so wears pants now. My friend was married in his kilt. He had the whole shebang! He looked so handsome! 
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008 12:43:50 PM »

Yay! looks great and lord knows I love a man in a kilt. Does he wear anything under it??? Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008 08:36:19 PM »

Yes, yes, yes!  The world needs more kilts!  Yours looks great!  I am quite familiar with the commercial utility kilts available and yours definitely gives them a run for their money.  Wonderful job.  What a lucky guy!
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