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druid
09-12-2008, 12:47 AM
::sniff sniff:: My new HAND SEWN Family Tartan bu none other than:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3136.jpg

Barbara Tewksbury
Kiltmaker
Deansboro, NY.

Email address available for those interested in a professionally made, hand sewn Kilt.

It has taken quite some time to save up for this Kilt. Not only do I have this 16oz masterpiece, but I also commissioned her to make 5 Ladies' sashes for my Family. The Wife and 3 daughters each get one (with one spare) and I made Kilt/Sash pins from Whitetail antler sheds.

Box pleats were requested as opposed to knife pleats. This uses less material in the garment making it slightly less expensive and definitely lighter. It also happens to be more historically accurate as Kilts go.

The Ladies' sashes are 10oz wool. The difference in color is only slight, as the green has a bit of a lighter tinge to it but they match VERY well for being loomed differently and of different dye lots.

I love this Kilt and they love their sashes.

Onto the pics:

Pleats
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3143.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3142.jpg

Belts, Buckles and their mounting:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3139.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3140.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3141.jpg

Inside shot of the pleats and guard:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3138.jpg

Sashes:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3121.jpg

My Kilt at the bottom of the pic and the sashes draped over top:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3123.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3127.jpg

druid
09-12-2008, 12:48 AM
Flashes for my hose (socks) made from the 16oz material:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3128.jpg

The obligatory pleat display:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3120.jpg

Back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3119.jpg

Front (Don't mind the white spot at my waist...something was on the camera lens):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3115.jpg

Pure SEXINESS!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3130.jpg


Kilt/sash pins I made:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3131.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Clan%20Young%20Kilt/100_3134.jpg

bigred76
09-12-2008, 12:56 AM
Wrong section, Paul. ;)

druid
09-12-2008, 01:11 AM
::left hand:: non-paintball topic
::right hand:: Pics/Vids section

It was a toss up.....lol.

DFSniper
09-12-2008, 04:10 AM
very nice!

spyderpaintball
09-12-2008, 09:46 AM
I think you have a problem....a big problem :p

STRIKEFIRST
09-12-2008, 01:24 PM
Dinner Attire? :D

Very nice!

nastystankweed
09-12-2008, 03:41 PM
Is that like what you wear every day. Bra you are weird ,but hey if youll rock that out in public you gotta have s baaaauls ome. That is absolutely crazy do your kids get embarrassed when you take em to school in that thing.

druid
09-13-2008, 04:16 AM
very nice!
thanks.
I think you have a problem....a big problem :p
Like what? LOL
Dinner Attire? :D

Very nice!
Possibly breakfast as well ;)
Is that like what you wear every day. Bra you are weird ,but hey if youll rock that out in public you gotta have s baaaauls ome. That is absolutely crazy do your kids get embarrassed when you take em to school in that thing.

If you are going to be condescending, at least learn the English language so we all can understand the insults....

Actually, my Family means more to me than life itself and they KNOW it. So to answer the only question I could understand...NO...they AREN'T embarrassed about their heritage and culture.....

battlechaser
09-13-2008, 08:19 AM
If you don't mind, roughly how much did it run you? There's probaby some Scottish/Irish in my heritage somewhere. I just think it'd be cool to have one.

Also Nastystankweed is from Guatemala, so I doubt he's had many encounters with kilts. Nor would he have much of a clue to the cultural significance.

As usual, it looks great, man!

DirtySouth
09-13-2008, 08:23 AM
It's a skirt...

spyderpaintball
09-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Like what? LOL


None. Just some good nature joking about your love of man skirts.:D

druid
09-13-2008, 03:49 PM
If you don't mind, roughly how much did it run you? There's probaby some Scottish/Irish in my heritage somewhere. I just think it'd be cool to have one.

Also Nastystankweed is from Guatemala, so I doubt he's had many encounters with kilts. Nor would he have much of a clue to the cultural significance.

As usual, it looks great, man!
I don't mind one bit...
All said and done, the Kilt and sashes shipped and insured to my home - $760.
The material alone was $350 because it's only [allowed to be] loomed in Scotland. Part of the cost was for importing it.
The Tartan itself is relatively new(as in only a few years old) because our Clan was septed into Clan Douglas around the 16th century and until 1989/1990. When Young separated, the Clan Chief was tasked with the creation of the new Tartans because there is no surviving example from history. There is one, a Christina Young but it is an Arisaid (a shawl-type garment) and the coloring is unsuitable for a Kilt. This Tartan is one of two created and is called Modern Young. The other is Weathered Young and IMO...is fugly. That one is robin's egg blue and with the same stripe pattern. It was created with the intent of showing what a 16th century Kilt dyed with vegitable dyes would look like.

As to Family History - if you know a Family member's name and year they came through Ellis Island, you can research that on-line and backtrack from there. Ship's manifests list contry of origin also.

Scot clans have these Tartans but Irish have Clan Crests and shields. The Irish wear a "Saffron Kilt" which is like a brownish color...however you can wear any Tartan you like (even if not a Clan member). Look through Tartanfinder.com and pick one you like. I'm a BIG fan of Black Stewert, check it out.

As to NSW and his country of origin....he, more than anyone else should me more in touch with Family history than most others on this board or at the veryleast - less insulting about these topics.

It's a skirt...
It's only a skirt if I wear something under it - which I don't.
None. Just some good nature joking about your love of man skirts.:D
LOL...I knew that which is why you didn't get an E-slap like NSW.

DirtySouth
09-13-2008, 04:05 PM
It's only a skirt if I wear something under it - which I don't.


Woah...

HelpDeskHustler
09-13-2008, 09:11 PM
you have no idea how wierd it is for us to be in this thread, I'm constantly looking back in fear somebody might see me here and get the wrong idea.

druid
09-13-2008, 11:30 PM
you have no idea how wierd it is for us to be in this thread, I'm constantly looking back in fear somebody might see me here and get the wrong idea.

LOL...and yet, here you are.

Just tell them you are considering getting a Kilt and are looking up pics and investigating KiltMakers.......lmao

TheDarkShadow
09-14-2008, 06:34 AM
you have no idea how wierd it is for us to be in this thread, I'm constantly looking back in fear somebody might see me here and get the wrong idea.

haha I was doin the same thing

how many kilts do you have druid?

druid
09-14-2008, 01:05 PM
Right now I have a total of 5. I need to make me at lease 5 more for Oklahoma so I can have a clean Kilt every day I'm there (there for the entire week) and my winter Kilt is too heavy for the heat of OK.

battlechaser
09-14-2008, 07:13 PM
Scot clans have these Tartans but Irish have Clan Crests and shields. The Irish wear a "Saffron Kilt" which is like a brownish color...however you can wear any Tartan you like (even if not a Clan member). Look through Tartanfinder.com and pick one you like. I'm a BIG fan of Black Stewert, check it out.

I'd probably go for the Scot style just as it seems to be the one everyone would recognize, so as to avoid the whole "man in a dress" issue. Definitely going to be something I'll have to save for I see. :p

Though, I think to keep from possible offences, I may just pick something up from Utilikilts. As I doubt there's a Camo Tartan out there. ;) The Workman's kilt makes me laugh a bit, considering I spend a fair amount of time under cars for my profession, in parking lots of car dealerships. Something tells me people might get a couple free shows before I learnt to properly slide around vehicles in one.

It's only a skirt if I wear something under it - which I don't.

Funny story, my Scottish/Irish friend, a coffee house with loft seating and two girls ordering beneath us. I'll let you connect the dots. :evil:

Ace24
09-14-2008, 07:25 PM
I photographed a Celtic wedding today! The guys were wearing kilts! It was awesome. I'll have to show you the pics.

druid
09-14-2008, 08:36 PM
post em up bud....lol