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ClanCameron006 
Posted: 25-Nov-2007, 08:09 AM
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I have a kilt (ancient Cameron Hunting) which was made when my waist line was a wee but larger. Now this particular kilt does not fit...any suggestions to remedy this? I love this Cameron Tartan.

The kilt bunches at the waistline when I put the belt on and looks rather bad.

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Posted: 26-Nov-2007, 11:47 AM
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Is this it? It is beautiful, and also more complex than some, if it comes to resetting the pleats without losing any fabric -- and you can't just lop out a piece and rejoin it, or at least I wouldn't. If you really love the kilt and it's a nice piece of quality wool, I think you should take it to a pro, for a precision fitting and safe handling once the waistband is off.

Some of the lads here will probably be able to tell you where there's a good kiltmaker near you.
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Posted: 26-Nov-2007, 12:22 PM
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Thank you for the info...greatly appreciated.

This is what the tartan looks like.

http://www.scotsconnection.com/product.asp...History=related

Again my thanks....

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Posted: 26-Nov-2007, 08:57 PM
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I had to take my first Sportkilt in a bit when I lost weight. The Sportkilt is polyviscoes and not too difficult to do. They also have velcro in the belt line, so that makes it easier also. I had to remove two belt loops and the side buckles, wrapped the kilt a bit tighter, and re-located the loops and buckles. Fortunately, this didn't diminish the apron overly much and the pleats weren't modified at all.

If your kilt is a quality wool garment, I do second the notion of having it done by a pro.




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Posted: 28-Nov-2007, 07:27 PM
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Reducing the waist of a kilt up to two inches is accomplished by re-locating the buckles. This is a fairly simple alteration and can be done by anyone competent with a needle and thread.

Alterations greater are best accomplished by a reputable kiltmaker. Most will charge an hourly rate. The kilt will need to be completly unmade and then re-stitched. All of the internal strengthenings and liners will need to be re-cut.

The cost of a complete re-build of a kilt can cost more than a new one. Do you have someone special that you could give the kilt to?


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Posted: 29-Nov-2007, 05:37 AM
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Actually I am new to the DC/Maryland area and have not met a kilt maker in the area. I may have to "Google" the area to see if someone locally can assist but I do not mind shipping it off. Thanks for the advise....I am not sure if 2 inches will be enough but I can give it a shot.

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Posted: 29-Nov-2007, 02:52 PM
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ClanCameron006,

Unfortunately I don't know where to get them fixed. But if you find a decent place, please post it in here. I recently bought one from here:

http://www.scotyard.com/index.cfm/a/catalo.../catid/40/Kilts

but had an 'accident' with it unsure.gif
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May I suggest you head down to Alexandria this Saturday, the 1st of Dec. for the Alexandria Kilted Christmas Walk and Parade.

There will be lots of kilts and plenty of people you can ask about local kiltmakers.
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Posted: 11-Mar-2008, 12:47 PM
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I had two Kilts made when I thought I would loose no more. Shortly thereafter, I lost 40 more Lb. The Kilts went back and the alterations were costly. The company was in Edinburg Scotland. I will have to find the paper work and will post the address. I would assume that most large cities in the US would have qualified kilt makers who could do the work. The problem is that if you pick a bad one you pay for the work and the Kilt is ruined. I have definitely seen some really bad ones.

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