X-Kilt underway

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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:19 am

Uncle Al wrote:Over/Under Apron and Velcro.

The Over Apron should have 2 sections of Velcro.
One at each end of the apron's waistband. This
will be attached to the 'inner' side of the waistband

The Under Apron should have 2 sections of Velcro,
attached at similar locations on the 'outer' side of
the waistband. When the aprons cover each other,
the Velcro sections will meet and secure the waistband
to Each Other.


Just add a belt to tightly secure the kilt(so it doesn't
go 'south' on you ;) ). Then add your sporran,
'fanny-pack' or belt-bag and you're off and running :D

I've made a couple of kilts and I used straps and buckles
instead of Velcro. The 'concept' is the same :!:

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My suggestion regarding the Velcro is use a full section across the aprons
this instead of trying to mate two small sections together.
Velcro is not terribly expensive and the more there is of it the more powerful the holding pieces together.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby r.m.anderson » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:24 am

melsav

Summa Cum Laude - excellent workmanship in design and detailing !

And I like the white detailing at the hem bottom really sets it off !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby melsav » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:27 am

r.m.anderson wrote:melsav

Summa Cum Laude - excellent workmanship in design and detailing !

And I like the white detailing at the hem bottom really sets it off !


Thank you very much, much appreciated. :D :)
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby Caultron » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:24 am

Looks great!
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby ethelthefrog » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:23 pm

I'm an absolute sucker for box pleats. I have made a box-pleated skirt in camouflage fabric that I have been meaning to put on pics & looks for some time. It's pleated all the way round, so isn't a kilt. It is one of my favourites, though.

All of the kilts in this thread look fabulous. Well done all.

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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby pelmut » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:41 pm

ethelthefrog wrote:I'm an absolute sucker for box pleats.

I would love to make a skirt with box pleats ( I started one once, but then unpicked it); unfortunately all the local schools have box pleats as part of their school uniform.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby Caultron » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:52 pm

pelmut wrote:...unfortunately all the local schools have box pleats as part of their school uniform.

So? Do the local schoolgirls wear shirts with collars? Do you?
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby pelmut » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:53 pm

Caultron wrote:
pelmut wrote:...unfortunately all the local schools have box pleats as part of their school uniform.

So? Do the local schoolgirls wear shirts with collars? Do you?

No ...and no. I wear collarless tee shirts with thick pullovers in Winter.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby Caultron » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:56 pm

pelmut wrote:No ...and no. I wear collarless tee shirts with thick pullovers in Winter.

I guess I still don't get the issue with box pleats, then.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby skirtyscot » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:20 pm

Should be OK so long as your skirt is different enough from the local uniforms. I can see why it would be a bad idea to wear a skirt that looked like girls' uniform.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby pelmut » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:49 am

skirtyscot wrote:Should be OK so long as your skirt is different enough from the local uniforms. I can see why it would be a bad idea to wear a skirt that looked like girls' uniform.

I had unfortunately chosen a black material and was part way through making it when they changed a local boys' school into an academy, admitted girls and designed a new uniform for them. The road outside my house was suddenly full of girls wearing new black box-pleat school uniforms, that wasn't a good time for me to experiment with a similar-looking box-pleated skirt.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby Couya » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am

Very unfortunate timing, Pelmut.
I wonder why, in this day and age, they expect girls to wear skirts as their new uniform.

Girls in private schools here all wear tartan kilts/skirts, but that did not stop me wearing mine; it rather encouraged me into wearing NON-tartan skirts.

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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby Sinned » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:18 am

Why didn't you make the inner of the box pleat in a contrasting material or make the inner of the box pleat black to contrast with the outer in a different colour, if you can understand that.
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Re: X-Kilt underway

Postby pelmut » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:16 am

Couya wrote:Very unfortunate timing, Pelmut.
I wonder why, in this day and age, they expect girls to wear skirts as their new uniform.

It was an option, many of them wear trousers. It is possible that the school rules allow boys to opt for skirts if they wish, but knowing the catchment area, I doubt if any who tried it would still be alive at the end of the first day.

Sinned wrote:Why didn't you make the inner of the box pleat in a contrasting material or make the inner of the box pleat black to contrast with the outer in a different colour, if you can understand that.

I was going to try plain black first, to disguise any mistakes; then make a second one with contrasting pleats once I had got the basic design right.
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