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druid
08-14-2008, 03:00 PM
IT'S DONE!! SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM!!!!





Here's the "almost finished" pics of my "HotWheels" Kilt I'm sewing (by hand.....no machine for me to use).

It has 7 pleats int the "X-Kilt" fashion but unlike the white one I made, the pleats come together at the waist. Whip-stitching them is a pain in the butt and right now, they look like crap (IMO) but I will go over them again to clean them up. I'll get that done sometime this week end.

I made the inner and outer aprons double-thick (2 layers) because the material is kind of thin - and since the material's selvedge is a white border, I cut that off and folded over the material to make a hem...and then used that iron-on seam tape to seal the edge.

All that I have to do is cut out and sew on the waistband along the top edge and sew the aprons down (where they meet the pleats).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2927.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2929.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2930.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2931.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2932.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/100_2933.jpg

Thoughts?

irishwarrior
08-14-2008, 03:19 PM
Another fine job Druid!

The Pumper
08-14-2008, 03:20 PM
Pretty hot.

Muddytaco
08-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Your such a flamer





































:dodgy:

druid
08-14-2008, 03:31 PM
LOL......thanks. WalMart is loving me right now and they have several other - "odd" - prints I'm thinking of making more from :D. I think I'll need 4 more Kilts to add to the ones I have, that would make 7 for me in total.

I'll be wearing these at OK DDay in 09 as well because since I'll be there the entire week...well...one must change his Kilt daily because like wearing underwear for more than one day is just..........nasty......

nastystankweed
08-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Cool in a wierd kinda man skirt way but still cool. that looks pretty professional youve perfected the art of kilt making. Congrats man

VS3 Sniper
08-14-2008, 03:56 PM
well...one must change his Kilt daily because like wearing underwear for more than one day is just..........nasty......

I thought that part was sig worthy :)

druid
08-14-2008, 04:12 PM
Cool in a wierd kinda man skirt way but still cool. that looks pretty professional youve perfected the art of kilt making. Congrats man

LOL...thanks but it's far from professionally done. What you really can't see in these pics is the stitching on the tops of the pleats - it's got spacing between the threads that I just don't like the looks of. I'll touch that up this weekend though.

I thought that part was sig worthy :)

LOL...quite the comment to be remembered by.....LMAO :D

SundragonPPS
08-14-2008, 07:38 PM
Thanks, now my eyes hurt! Do people really still wear those things?

Ace24
08-14-2008, 07:54 PM
I'll be wearing these at OK DDay in 09 as well because since I'll be there the entire week...well...one must change his Kilt daily because like wearing underwear for more than one day is just..........nasty......

Ewwww...


I think a leopard print one is in order :p

spray and pray
08-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Ewwww...


I think a leopard print one is in order :p

That would look great, a leopard manskirtkilt! :dodgy:

druid
08-14-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks, now my eyes hurt! Do people really still wear those things?
sure...no problem! LOL.
...and yep, every chance we get!
Ewwww...
I think a leopard print one is in order :p
...you ain't kidding, eww..........lol.
Hrm........Leopard print.......Steven Tyler PJ's!! Steven Tyler PJ's!!
That would look great, a leopard manskirtkilt! :dodgy:

To be honest, I don't know exactly what materials WalMart has. I was originally just looking for Velcro and saw the material like 5' away from me. I said (and I think it was out loud too) "I can make an X-Kilt with that"......and bought 4 yards without even stopping to think about it......lol.

STRIKEFIRST
08-15-2008, 02:14 PM
NICE

How about skull and cross bones?

Or one giant skull and cross bones...that would be difficult finding the fabric and matching the pleats...

druid
08-15-2008, 09:24 PM
Thanks.

Yeah, I'm limited to what the material producers make.

I have WalMart here and one other fabric place but anything else would have to be found on-line somewhere.

And all materials aren't equal...you cannot (or at least, should not) make a Kilt from something as thin as Tee shirt material but the 10oz Canvas I used in my white Kilt is very heavy. It's like the material used in Carhart work overalls - too heavy for summer wear.

I think there's a difference between materials "weight" and their composition too...
The 10oz canvas is about as thick and heavy as my 16oz wool Family Kilt but the hotwheels material is thicker than the material used in my official E.G.A. MARPAT Kilt....go figure...

druid
08-17-2008, 10:37 PM
Well, it's done. I took it down to my mother-in-law's to use the machine to make the final stitching on the Velcro and sew the aprons down good. It came out really nice IMO.

I tried to get good pics of the pleats while it was on me but it's near inpossible because of the print.

Velcro on the Aprons...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt2.jpg

Beltloops
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt6.jpg

Pleats
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt3.jpg

on me
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/HotWheels%20Kilt/FinishedKilt1.jpg


It's wearing really well too......not heavy at all and not too light. I think this will do well on the field.






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Ace24
08-17-2008, 11:48 PM
It's wearing really well too......not heavy at all and not too light. I think this will do well on the field.

Yeah, sure. Not only will it keep you comfortable, but everyone around you will be uncomfortable and mesmerized by the print... and...


...please never lift your leg with that on again :eek:


Nightmares....

druid
08-18-2008, 12:53 AM
I can lift it a LOT higher than that :D