Added Oct 22, 2009
If I do say so myself. I loooove kilts; always have. I have hung onto
three or four fabulous Pendleton wool kilts that are between 15 and 20
years old or so. They haven’t fit for quite awhile, due to the Nat’l
But I’ve not been able to bring myself to get rid of them, . Today I bolded and dared and taking the lightest weight wool one (for ease of handling) Fixed the Problem.
HOW I DID IT
In less than two hours I carefully picked out the waistband, thinking I
would need it. Otherwise I would have just cut it off. After trying on
and measuring and marking I stay-stitched the pleats and chopped ~1.5
inches off the top. Going back to my closet for a minute I caught sight
if the nice wool self-belt that came with the Vera Wang Anna Karenina
coat that I bought last winter as a top layer in the cold house. I love
the coat, but have never used the belt. So instead of re-using the kilt
waistband, I used the belt. I tried it on. Ooooops. It was now too
big around. I mulled this over and wound up moving the buckle tabs
about a half-inch and punching another hole in the tongues. So I now
have a new kilt with a self sash, essentially that I can either tie in a
perky bow or knot and leave a few inches swinging.
I went to the Pendleton website to see how much a new new kilt would
have cost me now. From what I could tell, they ain’t makin’ ‘em
anymore. So I am doubly, triply happy that I didn’t ditch them.
existing, too small kilt, wool sash. But you don’t need a sash; I just used it as a shortcut.