Kiltmaking Process | Measuring | After Care | Tartan Design
Bespoke Handsewn Kiltmaking
The kilt is an iconic and meaningful garment - from marking landmark birthdays to being present at special occasions throughout our lives.
Each kilt is entirely hand sewn and created to the specification of each and every client and we guide you through every step of the process:
- Choose your tartan from the many designs available in medium and heavy weight cloth. The Scottish Tartan Authority and Lochcarron have excellent tartan search engines online.
- Choose your method of pleating: to the sett, stripe or horizontal.
- Choose your lining: from plain colours to bespoke print designs.
- Choose your buckles and straps: keep the finish of your sporran and kilt pin in mind for the most tailored overall look.
Beautifully crafted kilts, designed to last a lifetime.
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If you can't come along to be measured, it is possible to measure yourself following this guide. Keep in mind a kilt is a very different garment to trousers, and sits on the body in a very different way. Make sure your pockets are empty before starting and consider whether or not your weight fluctuates.
Waist - The natural waist is where your kilt will sit. On most people this sits about 1" above the belly button. Feel for the top of your hip bones and measure around here. Ensure the measuring tape touches the small of your back, even if this means pulling the tape very firmly around your waist.
Hip - The hip for a kilt is considered your widest point. For more athletic shapes this can be as low down as your thighs, but generally it's around the bum. The hip is not measured firmly like the waist. Imagine a stick coming straight down from your belly - you want the kilt to sit flat at the front so measure around your widest point and out as far as to align with your stomach. There must be at least a 6inch difference between your waist and hip measurement.
Length - Traditionally a kilt falls to the middle of the knee (although some prefer it a little shorter - military length). Stand up straight and measure from your natural waist down to the centre of the knee, you may need someone to help you with this to ensure the tape is straight and accurate.
Straps | Buckles | Lining | After Care
Click the image or here to access a choice of kilt straps
and buckles, lining options and after care instructions.
The Studio is the proud owner of the exclusive Wilkinson Family (Personal) registered tartan. Click the Scottish Tartan Register icon below to learn more about the initial thought to design process behind this tartan design.
Previously recognised by The Worshipful Company of Dyers for our innovative approach to colour use and response to a brief, the studio welcomes new tartan commissions.
Designing, registering and owning your own tartan is an ideal way to honour your heritage, a loved one or landmark life event. We endeavour to translate your story or personal life event into beautiful tartans worthy of a place on The Scottish Tartan Register.
Click the image to access the design on the Scottish Register of Tartans
Get In Touch
Get in touch today to enquire further about our bespoke kilt service.
Pricing is dependent on choices of fabric and yardage. A standard 8 yard, knife pleat, medium weight kilt, in a readily available tartan and plain lining starts at £500.
Heavyweight fabric +£100
9 yards (hips 46" and above) +£100
Old and Rare House of Edgar fabric +£100
Plain tweed +£100