Sunday, April 24, 2005

Day Four - And Call for Assistance

Day four with cigarettes has being going pretty well. The is a burning at the back of my mouth that I've associated with nicotine cravings, but it's nothing some water, or a mint can't fix.

I spent most of yesterday working on my kilt.

My latest kilt
I put the waist band on and did a test fitting. I discovered that I made the under apron too small! You can see that several pleats are hanging below the lower edge of the apron. FEH!

Has anyone successfully made an American-style kilt using a mathematical formula that worked? Could you share it with me?

Urban camo kilt

This is my second kilt. My first kilt (above) turned out okay, but I seem to have lost all the complicated calculations I used to make it.

Anyway, I need to put snaps on the waistband, and then I'll put the black buckles on some black or tan strapping. That will keep the apron flat (I hope!). Then I want to make some sort of side pockets to put on either side. I don't want to use a sporran.

So if anyone wants to help me out . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend you on quiting smoking. I have been clean for 9 years and i no longer wake up like i was hit with a train. You will deffently notice a difference in two months.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Sis. Robin said...

Congrats on stopping the cigarettes. You know, even as a trained seamstress I will not sew anything with pleats. They are just too nerve racking for me. Good luck. :)

4:52 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Stick to a Scots kilt, the sub military one you have on has far too many gay military fetish connotations.

5:01 PM  

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