Heavy Weight Premium Wool Phillabeg
What’s a Phillabeg (a.k.a. phille-bheagh, feilidh-beag, or “little kilt”)? See our main Phillabeg page for more information.
Made in the USA from heavy weight (15/16 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland. The 16oz might be a bit heavy to wear in hot weather but it makes a nice, durable kilt.
Scottish weavers make most of these tartans double width (54″ wide). This means that we will likely make a seam in the middle where we cut the fabric in half and stitch it 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.
- Tartan Woven in Scotland
- Phillabeg Made in the USA
- Heavy Weight (15/16 oz) Wool
- Nice and Warm for Winter
- More Durable than Thinner Fabric
- Perfect for Ren Faires/Fests
- Comes with Pleating Instructions
- Cheater Pleats™ Available
- Buckle and Straps Available for Easy Wear
A 4 yard kilt will fit up to about a 38 inch waist, a 5 yard kilt will fit up to about a 48 inch waist, and a 6 yard kilt will fit up to about a 60 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 4yd greatkilt will have pleats 1.5 – 2 inches wide and 3-4 inches deep. A 5yd greatkilt 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 6yd kilt would be overkill with a 34 inch waist, but it would have pleats about 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches deep.
How to measure for your Phillabeg:
- Measure the waist size at your actual waist, where you usually wear your pants.
- 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.