All of my kilts are hand pleated and hand sewn in the time honored tradition. My stitches are very tiny and nearly invisible. Thousands of stitches go into the hand sewing of an eight yard kilt.
Each kilt that I sew is custom made to your measurements and specifications in the tartan of your choice. The tartan fabric can be pleated to the stripe or to the sett, which reproduces the tartan pattern.
I use beautiful worsted wool imported from Scotland. The mills weave with a finished selvedge, which is so important for the bottom edge of the kilt. D.C.Dalgliesh weaves with shuttle looms that produce a traditional flat selvedge, and can custom weave special tartan. Lochcarron, House of Edgar and Strathmore are excellent mills, as well.
I sometimes use tartan from Marton Mills in the UK.
I use high quality thread, lining and canvas to insure the durable construction of the kilt.
Also, I use a fabric stabilizer along the waist under the back canvas to enhance the fit and to prevent stress on the pleats.
I'll make the kilt according to your wishes. Some people want belt loops and some do not. Some people prefer 2 straps and buckles and some like 3. I think the kit hangs better without a third strap. I make my kilts with double fringe, unless you prefer otherwise.
When planning and setting up the kilt, I make maximum use of the tartan. I try to make generous facings and deep pleats to allow for alterations in the future if needed.
Some people like to see photos of their kilt coming to life, in different stages of construction. If you request, I can do that for you.
If pleating to the stripe, I can pin up possible pleating options to choose from, as seen in the samples below for the Davidson Ancient tartan.