Forum: Highland / Highland - Costumes

About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you! (karma: 4)
By Katja144member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Jun 07, 2008 09:45 AM
Made sticky by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2008-06-07 14:58:11 Stickyfied!

Okay, I've bitten the bullet and started this thread, because it seems like the same questions pop up from time to time and it's hard to find previous threads on the subject, so new threads on the same stuff keeps popping up. In days to come when I have more time I'll continue searching through and adding threads. In the meantime, here are a few to start things out.

MAKING/BUYING:
Kilts/Highlands:

--Help with split for making kilt: www.dance.net . . .
--A question about purchasing a kilt?: www.dance.net . . .
--I need help finding red velvet!: www.dance.net . . .
--Where do you find black undies?: www.dance.net . . .
--How to make a lace bib for a jacket?: www.dance.net . . .

Nationals:
--Sewing advice (on making a petticoat): www.dance.net . . .
--Making a white/national dress: www.dance.net . . .
--What material for aboyne please?: www.dance.net . . .
--How about a plaid/shawl? (buying or making): www.dance.net . . .
--White dress closure--I need suggestions!: www.dance.net . . .

Hose:
--Knitting socks, anyone tried it?: www.dance.net . . .

Ghillies:
--Highland dancing pump sizing: www.dance.net . . .


WASHING/CLEANING:
Kilts/Highlands:

--How to clean a vest/jacket: www.dance.net . . .

Nationals:

Hose:
--How to wash tartan hose?: www.dance.net . . .
--How to get the stink out?: www.dance.net . . .

Ghillies:


WEARING:
Kilts/Highlands:


Nationals:
--Brooch advice for Flora: www.dance.net . . .
--Socks for National outfit (lace or no): www.dance.net . . .

Hose:

Ghillies:
--Irish vs. Highland dancing pumps?: www.dance.net . . .


CARE/MAINTENANCE:
Kilts/Highlands:


Nationals:

Hose:

Ghillies:
--How to care for soaked-through ghillies?: www.dance.net . . .
--Looking for advice on worn ghillies (holes in shoes): www.dance.net . . .

11 Replies to About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!

re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By chrispbinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:12 AM
Whoo hoo Katja!

Karma to you, and the first nomination for sticky from me.

Chris
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By RoadtotheIsles
On Sat Jun 07, 2008 01:06 PM
Excellent job Katja144! ****STICKY vote!!

A sticky "HIGHLAND BOARD INDEX" of helpful links covering important topics that many seek answers on is a much needed resource on DDN. No surprise that some questions get asked time and time again.

Handy-Helpful info by members or found in a previous post could be nominated into such a sticky index to prevent it from disappearing over time.

Thanks for compiling these links Katja
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By HIGHLAND_JnK
On Sat Jun 07, 2008 02:52 PM
Sticky X 3


Great job Katja
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By eilidhstout
On Fri Jun 13, 2008 02:02 PM
Hey, this is a great thread which will always be helpfull to mums and dances new to this kind of dancing. thank for all your hard work and searching.:D
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By Katja144member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Aug 03, 2009 06:47 PM
Sorry folks, there'll be more someday...I have more compiled but naturally it (and every other file I want) are on the hard drive on the computer that died...some day I'll get all the info off of that hard drive but not sure when. :) It'll already be out of date by the time I do get it posted, but at least it's something.
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By piercedpikachu
On Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:23 AM
I am going to give it a try and attempt to make myself a highland vest. My school wears black velvet with silver braid and buttons. I've never made anything like this so it will be a bit of a task *LOLS* but one of my classmates is a pro kilt maker and has made the vest before so she will offer up some tips for me
(apparently there is more than one type of velvet and one puckers ALOT more than the other....I may need to have her actually come WITH me to help me shop for fabrics *hehe*)

I really like the idea of making the pieces I need it makes them feel closer to my heart.
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By highlanddancerma
On Sat Nov 12, 2011 06:28 PM
I am going to be using some of the above pointers. Thanks for sharing them in one place.
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By DustiPremium member
On Sun Nov 13, 2011 08:44 AM
Great list. Thanks. x
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By sockerMom
On Mon Nov 28, 2011 07:41 PM
Has anyone else ever had to fix a large hole in dance hose? I don't think that you can use regular darning methods (weaving). You need to pick up the stitches and knit them. I made a repair by re-knitting all of a smaller diamond in a split diamond design. A fun little challenge.
www.dance.net . . .
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By punkqueeniemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Nov 28, 2011 08:03 PM
sockerMom wrote:

Has anyone else ever had to fix a large hole in dance hose? I don't think that you can use regular darning methods (weaving). You need to pick up the stitches and knit them. I made a repair by re-knitting all of a smaller diamond in a split diamond design. A fun little challenge.
www.dance.net . . .


That looks great! As I just glanced at this I thought it was asking for advice and I was going to suggest needle felting but you clearly already have it taken care of! :]
re: About making/wearing/washing/what-have-you!
By Handerson
On Tue Sep 06, 2016 08:11 PM
What a handy list of links! Thank you for putting it all together.
I'm off to have a long read through them all!

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