... look for this:
I pressed in the pleats this evening when I got home from work (a very rare day shift, but I survived). There are certainly things I think I could have done better, but it's my first ever truly wearable sewn garment and I'm quite pleased with it. Even more so considering I constructed it using instructions and ideas gleaned from online (i.e., no pattern - I have a book on kiltmaking on order, but it has yet to arrive).
Will I be making more of these in the future? I can almost guarantee it. What better way to show off those sexy knees?