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View Poll Results: Do you prefer kilts pleated to Sett or Stripe?
To Sett ... so that the tartan pattern is preserved in the pleating 14 33.33%
To Stripe ... so that the same vertical line is centered on each pleat 26 61.90%
Indifferent/no opinion 2 4.76%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2018, 09:36 AM   #21
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I can just hear someone asking: "Does this kilt make my butt look big?"
I just realized this is how my own kilt is pleated. I always thought it was pleated to the line. I went and looked there's no line in the middle of each pleat.

Does it make my butt look too big? 🤣

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Old 05-03-2018, 09:47 AM   #22
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Looks like you can also pleat so that the stripe is at the edge of each knife pleat:

Makes for a more subtle effect. Hay Leith tartan.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:01 AM   #23
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I have seen that before too (stripe on the edge of the pleat). It looks good but note that the stripes disappear at the top of the kilt and I imagine it would be much tougher to iron (press) and still have the whole of each stripe visible.

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Old 05-03-2018, 02:26 PM   #24
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I wonder what opinions the kilt makers have on all this...
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:44 PM   #25
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I just realized this is how my own kilt is pleated. I always thought it was pleated to the line. I went and looked there's no line in the middle of each pleat.

Does it make my butt look too big? 🤣

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Old 05-04-2018, 08:45 PM   #26
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I wonder what opinions the kilt makers have on all this...
This...

http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f116/
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Old 05-05-2018, 03:36 PM   #27
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…to return to serious comment for a moment… I would suggest it really depends on the tartan itself and the purpose of the kilt. For a regimental tartan, pleat-to-stripe is certainly appropriate, but maybe not so for a clan tartan. Some period-authentic kilts would be box-pleated or even reverse-knife pleated ( I forget what it's called where there's a box pleat in the rear center and knife pleats facing that from both directions).
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:30 AM   #28
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…I forget what it's called where there's a box pleat in the rear center and knife pleats facing that from both directions
Kingussie?

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Yes, Thanks, that's it.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:30 PM   #30
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Default Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

OK, as I helped design this tartan, I absolutely LOVE how the kilts are turning out!
I preferred the darker colors, but still, this gives us enough red to tie it back to our fire department background. Plus, it is a sharp look 'swishing' on the march.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9l6vpt3om...tan-2.jpg?dl=0
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