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« on: March 28, 2014 05:02:54 PM »

I've found books and video tutorials and all the usual resources, but what I'd really like is to find an honest-to-goodness, hands-on, professionally-led, real-deal kilt-making class somewhere within an hour of the Detroit area.

Anyone?
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014 12:58:47 PM »

Do you mean real Scottish kilts?  I thought they were traditionally just a long length of fabric that was pleated and tucked into place each time a man got dressed.

Yeah, I'm not helpful, just wondering Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014 04:19:25 PM »

I haven't heard of any in the Detroit area.  I've been wanting to learn the Prince Charlie kilt technique too but can only find limited online videos that don't really show a step by step process.  What I have gathered in my research is that the technique is years in developing, and that they don't teach it to just anybody.  Maybe a trip to Scotland?  LOL
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014 08:33:34 AM »

Steiconi, what you're talking about is sometimes referred to as a "great kilt," that's where he basically rolls himself up in a big length of cloth. I'm talking about a sewn and tailored pleated kilt.

The making of the beast doesn't look like it would be all that difficult -- the complications are introduced according to what tartan you use! And I have a lot of questions, like what are the various reasons for pleating to certain parts of the plaid etc that I think would be better served by an in-person class. Not having much luck there. I do own the Simplicity 5029 "costume" kilt which can get me to where I want to go, but it doesn't address my cultural questions.

Barbara Tewksbury's "The Art of Kilt Making" seems to be the reference of choice for non-pros. For some totally bizarre reason, amazon.com has it listed for $100+ when you can still get it from the publisher for $35:
http://www.securepay.com/easyshop/products.asp?id=16&cat=Books&mMerch_ID=31971

I may get the book, but I STILL would prefer to actually spend time with an experienced seamstress. Smiley
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