Our kilt makers have decades of experience that has been handed down through generations. We believe that to make a kilt is an art form, its not just a garment that can be rustled together in one day. The word kilt comes from the verb kilt meaning to tuck up clothes around the body. Originally these would have been made from plain coloured cloth, but today you can find a huge array of tartans to suit your colour preferences, your clan, and your style. If you have any questions or reservations about ordering the kilt, we are more than happy to help ease your fears, or help find the tartan thats right for you.
For many, the thought of self measuring for Highland dress may seem quite daunting, but by following a few basic instructions, this need not cause concern. There are two golden rules.DO NOT attempt to do this alone. It is essential that you get someone else to do the measuring as it is quite impossible to do this yourself with any degree of accuracy. Use a proper tailors measuring tape.
This may sound obvious but youd be amazed at the number of folk who try to make do with a 6 inch ruler and a piece of string! WAIST - It is important to have the correct starting point which is 2 inches above the hip bone, usually at the navel. From this starting point measure around the stomach this is the waist measurement. Note, the waist measurement that we are looking for is not the same as a trouser waist measurement, as the kilt is worn higher the waist measurement is usually greater than the trouser measurement.
SEAT - Take the widest area across the bottom, and measure around, do not put the tape measure tight, this should be a fairly loose measurement. LENGTH - Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping your back upright. Look straight ahead then measure from the navel to the floor. This will give you the correct finished length, which is mid-knee.
There is a temptation to lean forward to view the measurement but this causes an inaccurate length measurement. It is essential that someone else does the measuring for you, as it is impossible to take this measurement accurately by yourself.
We are a Family run busines based in the Borderlands of Scotland. The item "KILT HAND MADE IN SCOTLAND 8 YARDS TRADITIONAL 100% WOOL YOUR CHOICE OF TARTAN" is in sale since Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\World & Traditional Clothing\Europe\Other European Clothing". The seller is "tartan_tweed" and is located in Galashiels, Borders. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahrain, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.