A Scottish kilt is simply called a tartan kilt. This is the kilt which has been manufactured with acrylic and wool material. A tartan kilt is the pride of Scotland. There are many patterns of tartans available in all over the world. Each clan or Scottish family has its own tartan which is different from other tartans.
Universal tartans are the common tartans which you can wear if you don’t have a clan. Some popular tartans include black watch tartan, Royal Stewart tartan, Rob Roy tartan, Braveheart tartan and so on. These are the tartans which don’t only wear by Scottish, many Americans and other people of the countries also wear these tartans. Tartan kilts will be the future recommended bottom wear like pant and jeans.
How To Make A Scottish Kilt
Make a Scottish kilt is now very easy. If you are a beginner then it is for you. By reading this article you will easily understand how to make a Scottish kilt.
Few Things You Need
- Tartan Cloth
- Leather straps
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine for stitching
- Measuring tape
Accurate measurement is important for the proper cutting of the tartan cloth. This is the most important step, so you measure accurately. The other important thing which you must keep it in mind that, kilt measurement is different than pant or jeans measurement. If your waist of the pant is 36 inches, then waist of the kilt might be 38 to 4 0 inches. You can take help from someone for kilt measurement.
- Waist Size Measurement
- Hip Size Measurement
- Kilt Length Measurement
1- Waist Size Measurement
The measuring tape is required in this first step to the proper measure of waist size. However, normally waist size measurement is taken from the belly button or waist because many kilt lovers wear the kilt at that point.
2- Hip Size Measurement
The hip measurement is important for accurate kilt measurement. You must erect and breathe normally. In this measurement, you must measure the widest area of the hip with the measuring tape.
3- Measure the Length Size
In this step of kilt measurement, the measuring tape would be placed at the start of the belly button or the fastening point. Now drop the measuring tape to the top knee and measure the length.
Cutting And Hem
Now the next step is to cut the measuring area by using scissors. After cutting the area, the next step is to hemstitch the edge of the cloth. Fold the edges of the tartan cloth by 2 inches and then hemstitched the edge.
Pleating the Kilt
Pleating the kilt is very important as it needs a proper measurement of each pleat. You can use the calculator for pleat measurement. Each pleat must be deep because it gives a nice look to the viewers.
Iron the Pleats
The pleats must be iron properly from the back side and the front side. In addition, you can also iron the edges of the tartan.
Add the Buckles and Straps
Now it is the final step, add good quality straps with buckles with the tartan kilt and sewed them. For better fitting, straps and buckles are important.