About my kilts
It takes this much fabric to make a kilt
- A classic Crimson kilt is hand tailored from eight yards of the finest pure wool twill, usually tartan, woven in Scotland.
- Only by hand stitching can each pleat be finely adjusted to follow precisely the contours of the body. The full length of fabric is pleated and shaped to exact measurements before the pleats are stitched by hand, with needle and thread, using tiny stitches - tapered from hip to waist.
Hand stitching the pleats
- A fine linen canvas is pad-stitched into the kilt - stabilising and adding structure and shape to the hip area behind the pleats - a firm foundation from which the pleats will swing from hip to hem.
Pad-stitching the linen canvas
- The kilt is finely hand finished, each layer of fabric sewn into position and anchored - every stitch considered and with purpose.
- Leather straps and buckles in chrome or brass are firmly attached. Under-apron strap stitching is matched to your tartan - a unique Crimson detail. The cotton lining is sewn in place.
The under-apron strap detail, stitched to match your tartan
- A final slow steam press ensures everything is set perfectly in place, and your kilt is ready to wear.