A comparison  shot. The pleats are folded in such a way that the tartan pattern is uninterrupted :-) I couldn’t have done it without my amazing teacher, @themackayway   Also shown is a helper cat (important for pressing the pleats in the traditional manner, without an iron. You allow the cat to warm the pleats until they fold flat). #sewing #sewingstudent #sew #tailor #youareyourownmeansofproduction #vocation #vocationaltraining #fashion #design #fashiondesign #tartan #kilt #tuxedo #tuxedokilt

A comparison shot. The pleats are folded in such a way that the tartan pattern is uninterrupted :-) I couldn’t have done it without my amazing teacher, @themackayway Also shown is a helper cat (important for pressing the pleats in the traditional manner, without an iron. You allow the cat to warm the pleats until they fold flat). #sewing #sewingstudent #sew #tailor #youareyourownmeansofproduction #vocation #vocationaltraining #fashion #design #fashiondesign #tartan #kilt #tuxedo #tuxedokilt

Back to Buffalo

After a weekend of intense sewing, and even more intense pleating, I’m heading back up to Buffalo to hand-sew the kilt (each pleat takes about an hour, which actually lets me plan my sewing time better). I believe I’ll have the kilt done within the next two weeks, and then the muslim tuxedo jacket (for fitting) by the time I’m back down in NYC in mid-September. Now back to grad school!