Did it myself

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Re: Did it myself

Postby Nolyn » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Where did you get the pattern?
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Re: Did it myself

Postby pleated » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:15 pm

Nolyn wrote:Where did you get the pattern?

I think he based it on this-
http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f116 ... ead-19209/
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:29 pm

This is the same camo kilt as above but with modifications. Belt loops made longer and narrower with steel rings on the bottom of the belt loop to clip keys and whatever and pockets. Any more suggestions welcome.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby Tisch » Thu May 21, 2015 7:17 am

That's super, hats of to you sir!
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Sat May 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Many thanks Tisch :)
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:54 am

Here is another attempt at home made just finished. Looks a little short, but that's how I like them. This kilt has a
Kinggussey pleat. My wife loves this one because it has narrow pleats. I went to the local shopping mall this morning and heard say to his kids, see that man there do you know what country he is From? They both said at he same time, Scotland.
I love wearing my kilts and wear them every weekend where ever I go. And the only comments I get are all good. :D
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Re: Did it myself

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:39 pm

It looks great! It also looks like a hell of a lot of work to make. Was it?
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:00 pm

skirtyscot wrote:It looks great! It also looks like a hell of a lot of work to make. Was it?

It took me 3 days, about 16 hours in total.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:08 pm

Well done, looks great!!

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Re: Did it myself

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:00 pm

I'd say that's pretty fast, melsav. Well done! Would have taken me for ever.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:01 pm

Just finished another kilt. This makes 10 kilts I have made. But I think this is the best so far.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby Kirbstone » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:47 pm

Very impressive, Melsav. You're quite a master with the sewing machine &c. Must save you a packet relative to buying the things ready made.

I like the last tartan, too.

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Re: Did it myself

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:43 pm

Another good looking kilt, melsav!
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Re: Did it myself

Postby beachlion » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:14 pm

Very good. Especially the last one came out very professional. I made a few kilts myself so I know a little of the hassle to make it right.
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Re: Did it myself

Postby melsav » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:45 am

Kirbstone. Thank you. To buy a kilt in South Africa is about 3000 Rands. To buy s fabric enough to make 2 kilts costs 600 Rands and about 12 to 16 hours to make. Big saving.
Skirtyscott. Thanks. Made a Pink one this time just to be different. so far people in town love the colour.
Beachlion. Every-time i make a new kilt i learned from the last one and get better at it.
Do you make a most of your own skirts and kilts, the one`s i have seen look very nice.
The good thing about making your own skirts is that you know it will fit you.
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