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Utilikilt Pattern?
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Date: 3/13/11 11:58 PM

After watching me make my own skirts this weekend, DH has decided I should make him a kilt, too. His brother has one from a company called Utilikilt, he wants one like their Workman's style. They have the traditional overlap front, fastened with snaps instead of just a belt, and the pleats are sewn in. They are sized by belt length and skirt length. Obviously I will have to do some serious self-drafting, but I'd like to find a pattern to start from. Any ideas?

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Date: 3/14/11 0:16 AM

Nevermind... I just found some very detailed instructions online. But if anyone has any kilt-making experience or tips, I'd love to hear them!!

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Date: 3/14/11 1:29 AM

Perhaps you can post a link to the directions you found? Those do look interesting!

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Date: 3/14/11 2:44 AM

I'm not telling my brother about these. He wants one and I'm not ready to see him walking around in it, lol.

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Date: 3/14/11 7:29 AM

The Flying karamazov brothers wear utilikilts during their performances.They look terrific in the kilts...

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Date: 3/14/11 7:42 AM

I love kilts on men, dh wouldn't go near one.

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Date: 3/14/11 9:29 AM

I made four of these. I loved it! There's a review of a utilikilt on this site by shantarra, hope I spelled that right. Husband and sons and another friend use them to run the Highland 10K race at our local Scottish festival.

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Date: 3/14/11 11:13 AM

Utilikilt review here on PatternReview.

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Date: 3/14/11 12:18 PM

Here's the link to the instructions I found X-kilt
-- Edited on 3/14/11 12:21 PM --

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Date: 3/14/11 2:15 PM

I feel like my eyes are bleeding and I'm not even to the part where you sew the kilt!

If DH wants one he can make it himself (not that he's asked for one).

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