Kilt progress: I put in the strip of fabric that serves as a stabilizer for the waist. Seriously, it is just a scrap of cotton. I don’t know why it needs to be sewn using an X pattern of stitches. That’s what I was trained to do, so that’s what I do. And it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the puzzle of making the Xs without having to overstitch spots, so I have to do it to show off.
There’s a lot that goes into the guts of the kilt. If you look below the gold-colored stripe under the pleat cut outs, you’ll see a line of stitching called steeking. It reinforces the bottom of the pleats. More guts to come!