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FREE On-Line Kilt "Patterns"

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Here are some FREE kilt making instructions:

TRADITIONAL:

http://users.telenet.be/jbruyndonckx/kilt_making.html

http://www.scottishdance.net/highland/MakingKilt.html

http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/chegc/kiltsite/kilt.htm

MODERN:

"X KILT":

http://www.geocities.com/alanhsails/X-Kilt_final2.pdf

(WARNING: This is an automatic PDF download -1.2 MB)

As kilts are made for individual dimensions, they ARE NOT "patterns" in a strict sense, but are instructions.

(I will update as see more, PM me with suggestions)

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Thank you Brother Wages.

:)

As much as I believe the world needs more kilt makers, I also believe the world needs more people at least trying to do it themselves.

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many thanks for the excellent links!

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Did you make it?

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The "X-Kilt" instructions are good, but the style of writing is not the most clear. By the end of my first kilt I had enough figured out that I didn't need the instructions for the second, but they did leave me scratching my head in a few places. For example, he references a layout, but I did not see his explanation of how he came up with a few of the dimensions. For a pattern, not a big deal, but as I was using his "adult-size" kilt guide to make a couple of kids kilts, determining how to figure some of those numbers (inside pleat off the apron, underapron, etc.) was important for me. I'm actually putting together a spreadsheet that will help to calculate some of those numbers and give a customized layout based on unique measurements that I will share once it's ready.

I guess the downside to being an engineer is that I like to have a calculator handy that will spit out useful information with just a button click.

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The "X-Kilt" instructions are good, but the style of writing is not the most clear. By the end of my first kilt I had enough figured out that I didn't need the instructions for the second, but they did leave me scratching my head in a few places. For example, he references a layout, but I did not see his explanation of how he came up with a few of the dimensions. For a pattern, not a big deal, but as I was using his "adult-size" kilt guide to make a couple of kids kilts, determining how to figure some of those numbers (inside pleat off the apron, underapron, etc.) was important for me. I'm actually putting together a spreadsheet that will help to calculate some of those numbers and give a customized layout based on unique measurements that I will share once it's ready.

I guess the downside to being an engineer is that I like to have a calculator handy that will spit out useful information with just a button click.

Jae, I am late to the game, and just got the latest version of the X Kilt instructions. I am having some issues following the directions on the over apron part. You didn't happen to get pics of that part of the construction by any chance? Or be able to better explain it?

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It's been a while since I made the kids kilts, so I'll need to do a quick refresh...

all the pics I have are in my instagram acct (http://instagram.com/norrisjc)

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I’m trying to get a pattern, I’m looking to make me laddy a new kilt. I’m struggling to find any. Thar no store’s open, due to the Coronavirus quarantine shutdown in my town. Can you help me please.

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