18 October 2007

If You're Trying to Find Me at Rhinebeck...

... look for this:

101707Kilt

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?

19 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Whoa baby! See you this weekend!

Carol said...

Packing list for Rhinebeck:

1. Camera to snap picture of Mel's sexy legs - check.
2. Vendor map to find where Mel and David's booth is -- check.
3. X-ray glasses to resolve what's under kilt for once and for all -- check.
4. Grabber thingy from supermarket (to reach upper shelves) in order to flip up kilt for cheap thrills -- check.

See you there!
xoxo

knitnzu said...

Very nice! Kudos to you for winging it! (I was expecting a plaid for some reason...)

Julie said...

Fabulous. You're on my card and I was looking for just such a hint. :)

Joe said...

Lucky, lucky David...for the first time I can understand why hetero men find skirts so appealing on women.

And you are aware that boxers will ruin the entire effect. I mean, why bother being so authentic in your dress(so to speak), and then ruin it all in the foundation?

I have to say, having just recently taught myself enough sewing so I could make a quilt, your kilt is truly impressive.

textillian said...

You are a better man than me. I am not sure I could take pressing all of those pleats. That seems to be one of my problems with sewing, so little of it winds up being actually sewing for me.

Mini said...

Love the kilt! I will be trying to find you guys-- I want to grab some more alpaca from alpacas that I have met. :)

Julie said...

Nice Kilt; even nicer legs :)

Hey, do I see that you are getting a new kitty?

Sheepish Annie said...

Nice work on the kilt! It certainly does those knees justice. It'll be the hit of Rhinebeck!

Barbara said...

woot!


Nice legs bucko! wish I was there.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful job! Now, will you and Joe allow me to take pictures of your legs together and let my readers vote on who has the sexiest? No? I wouldn't say yes to me. Heh.

See ya Saturday. Ted says he's going to your booth first, so I'll be headed that way immediately upon entry.

Heide said...

Fubulous kilt. Will you go au'natural underneath? If so watch out for Stephanie, she might try to Kinnear you! Congratulations on your new kitty.

FiberQat said...

How did you stop David from hyperventilating long enough to take the picture?

I agree with Joe; if you must wear undergarments, tighty whiteys are a better foundation than boxers. You must have a smooth line from waist to ankle. Save the boxers for when you wear your crinoline.

Scoutj said...

WOW! Look at you!

vuboq said...

What is this Rhinebeck of which you speak? And, cute knees :-) Kilts are hot (not on me, but on other people ...)

Tallguy said...

What better way indeed!!

Gee--- there sure are a lot of pleats!

anne marie in philly said...

don't know whose legs are nicer - yours or joe's....

either way, BOTH of you have legs that are better looking than mine!

s-w-e-e-t!

Carol said...

Okay, people, I've achieved confirmation: boxers.

My Rhinebeck trip is complete.

Aaaah.

magnusmog said...

Great knees - It's traditional, if chilly, to wear nothing underneath but I think that was from a time when the kilt-wearer needed to scare invading armies. You should be fine at Rhinebeck :)