Kilts and Kilt skirts
Kilts for women are made with similar tailoring techniques as mens kilts. Lengths vary from knee length to long hostess skirts.
Hostess skirts are made with less tartan fabric and the pleats are not as deep as a full kilt.
Have someone measure you - it is impossible to do accurate measurements on yourself.
While you are being measured, stand up straight, with your head up and looking straight ahead of you. Your feet should be together and you should stand naturally, neither stretching upwards or slouching.
Do NOT try to suck in your stomach. The fit should fit you perfectly as you normally are, and standing holding your stomach in is not the norm.
While the measurements are being taken, you should wear clothing that is not bulky, which can add an inch or more to the measurements!
Write down each measurement as you take it - do not try to remember two or three at a time. And measuring a second time is a very good precaution to take to ensure accuracy.
Whatever measurement unit you use, be consistent. If you use inches, then state all of the measurements in inches. The same is true if you use centimeters. Stick with one or the other.
Cloth tape measures are the best to use as they conform best to the body contours and give a more accurate reading.
Women's Kilts - Measurements
Sashes are usually made about 10” wide and 80-90” in length, including the wide fringe.
Wearing the tartan sash
The sash should be worn on the right shoulder unless the woman is a clan chieftain or married to a clan chieftain, and then it should be worn on the left shoulder. Another exception is if the woman is a member of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. In this case, she can elect to wear it on the left shoulder for ease in dancing.
The sash can cross over the woman’s chest from shoulder to waist and be pinned at that point with a decorative broach. Alternately, the folded sash can be gathered and held pinned in front of the shoulder and the fringed ends can hang down the woman’s back.