nice work, kilts are hard, all that pleating in the back can be tough to do, in scale.
I'd take it, proudly, for my Scots.
And yes, technically, the leather straps are on the "inside" piece/fold, and poke through a button hole on the top/waist (mine does), and don't poke through on the lower one.
Also, your kilt may be riding a bit low, it's hard to tell with the figure's sixpack, but typically, the top of the kilt is much higher than a standard waist on jeans or slacks. Hard to tell here, it may be low, but it may not be, without a shirt it can be deceiving.
Please, feel free to send all your "discards" and imperfects to me. I would hate for them to clutter up your free space, so...
Not at all, great first shot all around. The pleats are crisp and uniform, the stitching (by hand?!?!?!) is uniform and straight. Great work, especially for a first attempt. Bravo.
As far as criticisms go, the buttons are farby. The side straps should be inside the very top seam. You'll solve the problem of the outer skirts overhanging each other by moving those buckles up a hair. You'll find the bulk and stiffness in the waist eliminated by leaving off that top piece.
Kilts are worn mid-navel to mid knee, btw. if you find a source for Irish National tartan, don't keep it secret. I've been chasing that yeti unsuccessfully for years.
Buy a small sewing machine; it'll make the work faster. Keep at it, great work.
Actually, I going to get one of them Mini Travel Sewing Machines. But do to my funds. It's something that has to wait.
I am making a new Left Green looking Kilt. This one I won't have the Wrist thingy like this one does. I have done some more to it. Sad part is, this Kilt has 20 Pleads. Not the 22 Pleads. *Shrugs* Tried.
It was a fun project. So I going to make another one.
Irish National Tartan! GAH! I would love to fine that... So blasted hard to fine in 1:1.
Looks pretty darn good to me. Nice work Uswin. The material looks like the covers that went over the kilt in WWI.
My kilt has straps on both side at the waist. Single strap each side. The strap comes through a slot in the front flap, and goes to the side buckle. I'll see if I can find some pics of mine.
I'm assuming you are talking about Irish National Tartan in 1:6 scale or close to it. I found tons of pics of it online. I'll check a local store and see if there are any magnets with the tartan on it.
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