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Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2014, 23:12
by Gizmo
We just got a lot of the toddlers school uniform for starting in September. DD has a little kilt to wear, and even though it's the smallest size they do it's still a bit big for her, she's a tiny little thing. I need to shorten the straps and take in the waist. I can do the straps no problem but not sure how to do the waist.

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2014, 23:14
by Gizmo
I'll edit out the image once some of you crafty ones have seen what I mean.

The straps cross over on the back.

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 03:25
by Turtle'sMammy
Is it pleated?
One piece of fabric? Or two?

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 06:55
by FestiveTidings
No idea sorry. Just wanted to say how absolutely gorgeous your little ones are!!!

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 07:30
by Rahgamuffin
Not an answer to your question, but I'd hold off doing it until late August - both of mine seem to spend their summer standing in manure or something, as they both shoot up (which, as an aside, makes them even skinnier!).

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 09:32
by Gizmo
It's pleated, I think 2 pieces but I'll check in a bit when I've finished my cuppa.

FT, they are but those aren't mine, just a photo from the school website :)

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 10:05
by Gizmo
1 piece, pleated round the back but flat at the front.

Re: Taking in a kilt.

PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 18:10
by Turtle'sMammy
I think I would undo the side seam, hem it (down the two sides) put a loop on the waistband on the top bit (the flat piece) and a button on the waistband where you need it. Then when she grows you can put in a new button. The only problem may be that the flat bit is too big and looks gammy.
The other option would be to take it in, but you'd have to make sure the flat bit still had the same proportions.