After I got all the pleats measured, marked, ironed, sewed, and top stitched, and the waist band installed, I hammered in the heavy-duty snaps on the front flap. Jesse was a great help – sort of! (he kept stealing my hammer!)
Instead, I had my younger brother-in-law try it on so I could get pictures of it before I expressed mailed it to Virginia so Joel would get it before he left on his Safari. The kilt features 1 1/2 inch pleats all the way around, a 10 snap closure system, and an expandable pocket on the left side (since his gun will be in his right hand!)
Here is a close-up of the inside, showing all 24 pleats.
I hope he likes it, as it was a lot of work. But that is what you do for a brother. 🙂
Perhaps tomorrow I shall have time to tell you about the next project – code name “Operation Blue Moose”. 🙂