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Back to the drawing board

I worked on that new kilt all day. Up until I had to go to work at the post office. I got the four panels put together and the waistband on and finished. All that is left is the snaps, the pockets and the belt loops. I could not wait to try is on... So, I wrapped it around my waist and, DAMN! it is about 4 inches too short. If I were to go from a 40 do to a 36 it would be perfect. The length is perfect, the color and the fabric are great, its just too small... :(


Well looking on the bright side:
I gained valuable experience for the next kilts that I make.
I bought enough of that fabric that I can make one the right size.
I have 2 more days before I have to go back to my day job to work on the next kilt.
I have a Xmas present for someone who need a kilt.....

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badjahsensei
Nov. 24th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
I love the fabric! Herringbone is always such a timeless pattern for menswear. :)
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
I agree completely. That why when I saw it on sale I bought 10 yards....
cubdaddy
Nov. 24th, 2007 09:00 am (UTC)
Grrr!
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
WOOF!
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kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I still have to finish the pockets, beltloops, and snaps.
It is about a waist size 36 and a length of 21" If you really think that it would fit, how does $60 sound?
huxbear
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
Cool!
I want to get into sewing my own kilts, too -- is it possible to chat via mail about this? (( Link in my profile... ))
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
Sure! I would love to help any way I can. I basicly, virtually, took my UtiliKilt apart and wrote down a pattern from it.

Email, txt, phone, whatever you would like.... :)
huxbear
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
Awesome! Well, I don't have a Utilikilt to take apart, but would you be willing to fire me off a quick e-mail (huxbear atttt yawhoooooo dawt calm) so that I can reply to your preferred e-mail address with all my questions and probings? ;o)
annoyinghandle
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm a 33 -- can you take it in ;{)}
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I would gladly put it in a box and ship it off to you, if it were your size, But I have a feeling that is not only too wide for you but a bit too short. It might like like a Catholic Schoolgirl skirt on you..... ;o
musicbearmn
Nov. 24th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
You did a great job! Now, about that leather kilt I want...
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I would have to say, "I would love to make you a leather kilt", but let me get a little more practice on fabric first....

But now that I have done one, I understand a lot more about sizes....
starzinked
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
all the same, lovely job! nice fabric and good sewing job.
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, You'll have to get a better look the next time i'm in AA visiting my parents..... ;)
starzinked
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
i can go for that!
pensivegargoyle
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
That's great! I could wear one to work!
kumazuki
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
That is what I was going for. I can wear kilts to work but UtiliKilts are mostly a canvan or denim (which is fine for Fridays) but I was wanting something a little less industral looking...
lasher820
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Grrr...That's what I call HOT!!!!! I love hot daddies in kiltz!

*slurp*
lothithil
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Nice legs, handsome! ;-)

Practice for perfection! And you're going to make some size 36 really happy this Yule!
ursaloco2
Nov. 24th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yummmmmay!

maclondon
Jan. 30th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
very very nice kilt
and i LOVE herringbone.

oh im a 36 ;) how did the remake go?
kumazuki
Jan. 31st, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Thanks, Yes the herringbone is great. As for the remakes, I have been a terrible procrasitnator :( I have been buying material but have yet to set out on another kilt.

Oh! I wish I had know! The 36 went to my ex. we are still great friends and it fit him to a tee! I am sure it would have looked great on you too!

maclondon
Jan. 31st, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
ah yes I'm planning to procrastinate tomorrow
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