Did it myself

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Re: Did it myself

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 pm

Mightly fine work there melsav - Bravo !

How did you come by the Pink Stewart tartan (variation) as a choice ?

The exchange rate from Rands - US Dollars is 1 US $ =s 12 Rand +/-
So the fair traded kilt in SA would be about $250 US and your making
2 kilts (materials) for 600 R =s $50.
Adding you own labor a great deal and a kilt built to your personal specs.
In any event factor in postage shipping and handling of the kilt ---
"BUT" nothing replaces the satisfaction of something self made !

The Pink*tartan pattern is not unique - SportKilt has it called Pink-Stewart:

https://sportkilt.com/product/9741/Pink ... -Kilt.html

The Pink*tartan is not seen to often except during USA women's breast cancer events.

I think for the most part that everyone has seen the Stewart tartans:
most common is the Red Stewart followed by the Black Stewart then
the (White) Dress Stewart and the Hunting Stewart and this recent introduction
of the Pink Stewart.
There are over a hundred variations of the Stewart tartan LINK:


Kilts always make interest conversation and forum topic discussions !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
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: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:49 am

r.m.anderson Thank you for your kind words. As you say "nothing replaces the satisfaction of something self made !" its something I enjoy doing and as I have been told by a couple of people I am much more relaxed when making a kilt. As to where I got the fabric, I got it from my local fabric retailer, I go in regularly to buy fabric for other projects and saw this, did not even realize it was like the pink Stewart tartan from "Sportkilt". Looking at the kilt from Sportkilt it is $109. Thats 1300 Rands + shipping + Customs charges, and I only get one kilt. My way I get two kilts for 600 Rands.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby tesjolts » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:37 pm

The camo kilt looks great!!

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