I realize that I never really wrapped up the kilt project(s). It all got a little overwhelming. Rather than blab on and on about the whole endeavor, I think I’ll just let the wedding photographer’s blog post illustrate what an extraordinary event two amazing young people, and their loving families, created on a farm in Maine.
Having my son ask me to make a kilt (and the whole nine yards) was a huge honor. We’re talking real once in a lifetime stuff. If there’s anything my sewing journey has taught me, it’s that there’s value in the “realness” of the clothes that we create. Yes, there may be little mistakes here and there, something that could have turned out better, but in the end what we make is honest. And all those threads….not only the physical ones that are holding things together, but the emotional, spiritual, loving threads we spin, simply can’t be had “off the rack”.
Tartan fabric, Strathmore 11.5 oz, “Dress MacLeod”. — Irish Traditions, Annapolis, MD
Wool suiting and linings. — AK Fabrics, NYC
Tuxedo satin and tailoring supplies. — B Black and Sons
Pewter Prince Charlie buttons. — Three Feathers Pewter , Millersburg, OH
Custom dress sporran. — Artisans of Scotland
Kilt hose, Clan kilt pin and brooch. — USA Kilts
One final twirl!