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Worthy of note are wearers including a five-year-old boy as well as a teenager who wore it to his high school formal dance.
It is good to know that people took up the idea of making themselves utility kilts.
If I had thought my machine would sew through more than one thickness of heavy denim type cloth, I would have tried rather than ordering the one mentioned recently, which is still to stiff to wear.
Do you recommend boiling cotton material for this kilt to help with later shrinking and dyeing?
I wouldn't boil the material prior to construction of a garment, a simple washing will suffice. Also the material be should dyed prior to construction. This is advice from family members who are professionals in the field.
I wonder if the guy wanted traditional length, right at mid knee. My utility kilt kept falling down from my true waist to where I where my pants, at the widest part of the hip, and the length came to just under three inches below my knee. I hemmed it to mid knee, where I prefer it to be.Couya wrote:Yes, good instructions, except that measurements should be taken at the widest part of the body (then divided by 3, etc) not at the waist. This mistake probably accounts for one of the kilts shown having aprons that barely reached across the knees.
Maybe just add the extra length of 3" if you're going to wear to true waist or 3" below knee if wearing at hips.
Have utility/cargo kilts, measured from the true waist at the navel, maybe slipped down to the waist, falling below the knee and making a new standard for kilts? I hope so. The way some folks knock utility kilts, this could sure give them a apoplexy.