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Kilt Alterations

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NZD$250.00

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Has your kilt shrunk in the wardrobe? You are not alone. Wardrobe shrinkage is one of the biggest threats to a woollen kilt, along with moths. If you have a kilt stored somewhere make sure it is moth-proofed. Not only do months enjoy eating kilts, they love to eat the piece of the apron which is the most visible.

Kilt Alterations

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Has your kilt shrunk in the wardrobe? You are not alone. Wardrobe shrinkage is one of the biggest threats to a woollen kilt, along with moths. If you have a kilt stored somewhere make sure it is moth-proofed. Not only do months enjoy eating kilts, they love to eat the piece of the apron which is the most visible.

If a kilt is made properly then it will have a hidden pleat of about 5 or 6 inches which can be used to extend the kilt.

Common Alterations:

Increase or decrease the waist size - The process is a partial re-make of the kilt, the kilt maker unpicks and re-folds the tartan to make the kilt again, but with a larger waist and hip. Generally an alteration to the waist size will cost about $240.00 to $260.00 (including freight and gst).

Swap Aprons If the front apron of the kilt has been ruined by moths the back apron can be moved to the front. Swapping aprons takes a little longer and will generally cost about $300.00 (including freight and gst).

If the back apron is also damaged it is sometimes possible to buy a small piece of tartan and re-make the front apron without altering the rest of the kilt. The cost would be the labour plus a new piece of tartan, if it is possible to get a match.

Shorten a Kilt  Not a lot can be done with a kilt that is too short, but a kilt that is too long can be shortened. It is an expensive business though, as the kilt has to be completely dismantled and re-made. This will cost around $830.00.

I have put a price of $250.00 on this item because I can not list a product without a price. Email me to discuss alterations and we will do the order outside the website ordering process.