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Karin Mantefors
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Date: 9/8/07 2:53 AM

I started curling 2 years ago and decided to make myself something nice to wear.
The classic curling outfit is a kilt so I want something kiltish, it should be plaid but not a klassic kilt.
Suggestion anyone, pattern or just a photo...

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Date: 9/8/07 2:46 PM

I think a wrap skirt, preferably with buttons, would be perfect.

Silhouette wrap skirt

As alternatives:
Simplicity one-piece wrap
Hot Patterns wrap

Then make it in a plaid wool:
Wool plaid cloth (watch the wieghts; some are blanket / coat weight, & some are lighter. You can get some wild rice while you are at it.)
A more subtle plaid

-- Edited on 9/8/07 2:47 PM --

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Date: 9/9/07 10:53 AM

Thanks for the suggestions Ann but they are too boring and I think I need somethingmore A-line or with pleats to be able to slide.

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Date: 9/9/07 11:01 AM

I got a private message from one of our canadian members who suggested that I explain that curling is a sport you play on ice itīs kind of chess, bowling and boccia together. Itīs big in Canada. Itīs not so big in Sweden but our female team won the olympic gold last time...
Iīm not gonna use the skirt curling my hair!

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Date: 9/9/07 11:05 AM

Thanks Karen for that explanation. I was very confused. I thought curling was something you did to your hair too. Now, what is boccia?

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Date: 9/9/07 11:21 AM

I think it's actually bocce, which is kind of like Italian bowling.

Bocce

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Date: 9/9/07 12:52 PM

Another oversimplified reference is an iced version of shuffleboard. Only you throw the very large stones down ice and try to get your stones as close to the centre of the 3 circles as possible while knocking out your opponents.

Something to think about for your curling skirt. I would consider using a skort pattern and maybe lengthening the pantie underneath and using a Malden Mills Powerstretch fleece fabric. You need lots of ease in the skirt for when you come out of the hack and sliding down ice. And you don't want to be confined when sweeping either.

Yup, I am Canadian and I curl!

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Date: 9/9/07 2:43 PM

Quote: Karin Mantefors
... with pleats to be able to slide.

Ah, good point, I was just thinking looks.

(I know what curling is because it's in the olympics now.)

How about a fit & flare style? Or just put godets into your skirt of choice to give yourself more mobility?

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Date: 9/9/07 3:12 PM

Skirts with pleats - Burda 7861
or Vogue 8084 which calls for lightweight fabrics but I think view D would work fine in something heavier like wool.

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Date: 9/9/07 7:28 PM

In Canada nobody wears a skirt curling. And yes I knew you were talking about the sport.

Mum has curled for years and in on her teams they wore slacks with lots of room for throwing the rock, curling shoes and a league sweater. Now the sweaters were worn for many years and acquired patches (both for Bonspiels and to repair holes) over the years.

I have never seen a Canadian male or female wear a kilt to curl.




-- Edited on 9/11/07 8:00 PM --

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