Scottish Highlanders have been wearing garments of tartan-patterned fabric (commonly known as plaid) for centuries. This ancient tradition is cherished among Scottish descendants all over the world, and is still passed on to new generations so the old ways won't be forgotten. Our Child's Kilt pattern features a pleating template to simplify the measuring and pleating steps for creating smaller-size garments from a length of tartan. The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for pleating and finishing the garment, with the option of fringed or self-faced front edges. The Prince Charlie Jacket is constructed from specific pattern pieces and features authentic garment details for a formal outfit. Also included is information about wearing the kilt today and resources for finding tartan fabric, accessories, Scottish event calendars, and more.
To learn more about the history of the kilt, check out this blog post.
Suggested fabrics: For Kilt , medium-weight worsted twill tartan wool or equivalent. For Jacket, suit-quality medium-weight wool or blend. Contrast fabric for the lapels, such as silk satin, is optional.