Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Tartan for a new Feileadh beag

After losing some weight over the past 2 years a kilt which I had made up no longer fitted me, so I have spent the last week un stitching the entire kilt and will now remake it into an 18th century draw string feileadh beag instead. The tartan was a present from a good friend in New Zealand who purchased some costumes and tartan from the BBC when they finished filming the 18th century classic Kidnapped. Back then I had never heard of the feileadh beag so I made the tartan pictured below into a modern Victorian style kilt complete with sewn pleats , it's a great looking tartan and should go well with my new grey wool 18th century waistcoat that is almost finished.
 

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