Well, a kilt is not new; it is the oldest form of kilt. Today’s shorter kilts are the modern or advanced version of the kilt. The shorter form of the kilt was invented 150-200 years ago. Now we are going to talk about the shape of the Scottish kilt and its invention. The great kilt is the full-length woollen cloth which is not a simple cotton cloth. This is the wool cloth which has plaids and patterns which is also known as tartans. The tartans at that time only used to cover the whole body of the men. According to clan and tartan inventors, we understand that today’s tartans have numerous beautiful colours and keep adding more tartans to the tartan registrar. Currently, there are more than 1000 tartan patterns available, and the kilt lover can choose the specific pattern for the mens kilt.
In this case, you must have a tartan cloth. In today’s era, there are more than 1000 beautiful tartans available in the market; you can choose your favourite tartan according to clans. Traditionally the kilt was made in a 9-yard fabric but now 5-7 yards enough for making a perfect outlander kilt. Our Scottish company offers 5 yards to the 8-yard material. This fabric is for the person who has 4 ft to 7ft height. Many people are not Scottish assent but still intrusted in outland or other kilts so that these people can select universal tartans. Furthermore, there are also district tartans which are according to districts. There are many tartan colours available, so there are a lot of options to choose from.
Use Of Traditional Great Kilt
As discussed above, there are a few tartan great kilt patterns available for the people who make an outlander kilt. The full-length kilt was first worn in the 16th century at war, but later the general public of Ireland and Scotland was also allowed to wear this whole length cloth. The outlander kilt at that time was also used to make valuable objects such as cushions, shawls, blankets, gloves and other routine items.
Great Kilt Fabric
The fabric which is used for making this full-length woollen cloth is tartan. The tartan is made with wool which has too many colours. Tartan has beautiful patterns consists of yellow, white, black, red and other prominent colours. It is the soft fabric that makes a kilt lover feel warm in winter. This soft fabric is best for older people who cannot be able to wear heavy fabric dresses. The way of wearing the outlander style kilt is different from person to person, but this is a complete outfit. An outlander doesn’t need to wear this outlander kilt with underwear or any other tops.
How to Make a Scottish Great Kilt?
Every person should know how to make this traditional outlander kilt. It is necessary for everyone who wants to make a true Scotsman. We will discuss a step-by-step approach for creating a Scottish outlander kilt, so newbies can be able to understand this easily.
Great Kilt Material
For making an outlander kilt, you must need the following material necessary for making a perfect highlander woolen kilt.
- Tartan Cloth
- Leather Belt
- Metal Brooch
Without the cloth, you cannot make any garment like pants, shirts, jackets and kilts. It is the base of every garment, and without it, no one can make a cloth product. In this case, you must have a tartan cloth. In today’s era, there are more than 1000 beautiful tartans available in the market; you can choose your favorite tartan according to clans. Many people are not Scottish assent but still entrusted in outland or other kilts so that these people can select universal tartans. Furthermore, there are also district tartans which are according to districts. There are many tartan colors available, so there are a lot of options to choose from.
Great Kilt Measurements
After you select the tartan cloth, the next step is to measure yourself. For accurate measurement of the outlander kilt, you must know the following size measurement.
- Height Measurement
- Waist Measurement
- Length Measurement
- Hip measurement
The height measurement is the essential step for size because every person has a different height. Mostly people height’s are between 5ft to 6ft, but some kilt lover has over 6ft height, so it is an essential factor.
The waist measurement is the second important step for outlander kilt’s size. Every kilt lover should stand erect and breathe easily for doing this measurement. The measuring tape is used for this measurement. It would be best if you placed the measuring tape at the belly button or where you want to wear the great woollen kilt
Mostly kilt lovers wear the Scottish woollen kilt above the knee cap, but it depends on every outlander kilt lover. You can measure your length with the measuring tape.
The hip measurement is the measurement of the widest part of the hip with the standard measuring tape. If you did not measure it correctly, the woollen cloth would tight fit your hip.
After measuring the size, you must place the tartan cloth on the floor and do pleating manually. It is fun and may take some time.
Put Leather Belt Under The Cloth
Now take the leather belt and placed the leather belt below the tartan cloth. It would be best if you put the belt where you fasten the kilt at your waist. It may be your belly button.
Lay Down On The Kilt
The next step is to lay down on the tartan on the edges of the pleats at the back of your knees. It would be best if you lay where the belt will fasten on your belly button. Now pull the suitable apron, and after that left apron, will make your front apron.
Fasten The Belt And Stand Up
Now fasten the belt and stand up. The above part of the tartan fabric will fall over the bottom. You can now adjust the pleats by looking at the mirror.
How Many Yards In A Great Kilt
Traditionally the great kilt was made in a 9-yard fabric but now 5-7 yards enough for making a perfect outlander kilt. Our Scottish company offers 5 yards to the 8-yard material. This fabric is for the person who has 4 ft to 7ft height. If someone has more than 7ft height, they must contact us, and we will make an outlander kilt with 9-yard fabric.