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« on: September 22, 2008 10:08:09 AM »

 Grin Well! A group of eleven of my friends decided to make the trip to Scottish Fling weekend at rennfaire this weekend so of course I ended up making the kilts.

There were eight total, three different plaids, four different designs based on what people wanted.

I'll have better pictures of these kilts and all the guys' kilts when I find my camera! But for now... here are the four girls!



The girl on the left had her own kilt, I made the other three. I'm the furthest right.

They're all Irish not Scottish... so they aren't necessarily as traditional as they could be. Plus, it just doesn't make sense. But we had fun!
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 10:25:21 AM »

Those are really cute, but I must ask:  Why don't traditional kilts make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 10:52:01 AM »

Traditional kilts make sense. I'm not Irish and probably shouldn't be wearing them.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 11:40:16 AM »

Very nice, I like the 2 to the right, nice plaid.

I keep bugging DH to join the marching Irish band (he's a drummer) so that I can make him some kilts!
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008 04:26:45 PM »

They look fantastic! Does that make up for your not being Irish and wearing them anyway? I'd say chances are good.

I've been asked to make one of my guy pals a utili-kilt.. but I've never made a kilt before!  Roll Eyes Any tips you'd care to pass on?
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008 10:30:30 AM »

Thanks! Honestly, there really isn't too much to them if you have a decent pattern. My biggest problem was fit. My friend took all the measurements and made them a bit off. But if you have any problems PM me!


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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 10:01:46 AM »

These are super cool!
I'm actually trying to make a kilt for school, but I'm unsure about where to find a pattern of some sort. Where did you get the one that you used?

I love the colors used!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009 10:12:49 AM »

Thanks!

I actually didn't use a pattern.

But basically, I measured the width between hips and cut out two panels that width (and whatever desired length) plus seams. The back panel I used about double that width. I added pleats across the back panel then sewed all three together along their longest seams. Then, I hemmed the bottom and the raw edges along the two smaller panels. Waist bands (I used wider for the girls) were made long enough to wrap around the three panels and was three inches tall but I folded it over. Attach that. Two buttons. One on each hip. It wraps around so the two flat panels lay over each other.

That's about it. It was very... none traditional. If you have any questions just ask!
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009 10:29:24 AM »

great job!
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