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Light Weight Irish Phillabeg

$179.00
See below for Cheater Pleatsâ„¢ options and additional accessories.
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Light Weight Premium Wool Irish Tartan Phillabeg

Our phillabegs (little kilt) are made in the USA from our light weight premium wool tartan that is woven in Scotland. The Phillabeg is an early predecessor of today's modern kilt, dating back to at least the late 1600's. It is simply a length of tartan about 25" wide and about 4 yds long, loosely bunched or pleated, and held about the waist with a belt. Perfect for Renaissance festivals, Renaissance weddings, casual wear, Irish fairs and Highland games. This is the same light weight tartan many of you are familiar with, used in modern, tailored, formal kilts. This is the most commonly available tartan fabric. Makes a good kilt, and the light weight is especially nice for hot weather wear. This is your best option if you are looking for a specific tartan, as there are over 1000 available, and it makes a great looking Phillabeg.

This tartan is woven double width (54"-60" wide), so the kilt will have a seam in the middle where the fabric is cut in half and stitched together. This seam is easily hidden in a pleat either when you pleat the kilt or if you order cheater pleats to be sewn in.

Pleating instructions are included with each kilt. Traditionally these kilts are pleated each time you wear them. We ask for size information to be sure that your kilt will fit you correctly, but we do not pleat the kilt for you unless you also select Cheater Pleats„¢ as an additional option.

Special order. Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.

Sizing:
A 4 yard kilt will fit up to about a 34 inch waist, a 5 yard kilt will fit up to about a 44 inch waist, and a 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 50 inch waist. If you are larger than this please contact us for pricing on larger kilts. Also, If your waist size is close to one of these limits, consider the next size larger if you want deeper pleats or pleats closer together. For example:
If you have a 34 inch waist, a 4 yd phillabeg will have pleats 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. A 5 yd phillabeg will have pleats approximately 1 inch wide and 3-4 inches deep or 1.5 - 2 inches wide and 6-8 inches deep. In this example a 6 yd kilt would be overkill with a 34 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.

4 yds, $179 (fits up to a 34in waist)
5 yds, $229 (fits up to a 44in waist)
6 yds, $269 (fits up to a 50in waist)

How to measure for your Phillabeg:
1) Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
2) Measure from your waist to about the middle of the knee.
Have someone help you. If you bend even a little while trying to do it yourself, the measurement will change. 

Note:
Please allow 4-12 weeks for delivery.

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