We put the same care and detail into our Kids Kilts that we do in our Casual Kilt. The kilt is made from the same washable & stain resistant Poly Viscose fabric that we use for our Casual and Semi Traditional kilts. We also add a 2" hem to our kid's kilts to allow them to be lengthened as your wee bairn grows taller. These kilts are made to measure and have a long piece of velcro in the waist to allow for several inches of adjustability.
Measuring for your kilt: We would ask that you measure carefully for our kilts. Since these are custom made to fit the measurements provided, you will need to be sure of the exact sizing. We will not refund in the case of mistakes in measuring. Detailed measuring instructions can be found in the "Measuring Instructions" tab below this text.
The Casual Kilt can either be worn at the "True Waist" (A) like a traditional kilt or at the "Jeans Waist" (B). This is where the top of the kilt will sit.
DO NOT HOLD YOUR STOMACH IN. You’ll only going to get a kilt that's too small. Just relax and stand "at ease".
Make sure to use a good sewing tape measure. If you don't have a sewing tape measure, you can use a leather belt to measure. Wrap it around you, mark it and then lay it flat on a metal tape measure to get the measurement.
The tape measure should be snug – as snug as you will be wearing the kilt.
*Note: It will probably be 2 to 4 inches more than your pants size. This is common.
*TIP: BIG guys with large bellies may want to wear the kilt around the naval, as it gives a more flattering appearance.
With the same tape measure, measure around the absolute largest part of your rear.
Take this measurement a little LOOSELY. You should be able to slide a finger between the tape measure and your body when you measure.
This is the number we use for your hip size. In most cases, it's about 4-6 inches larger than the waist measurement.
If possible, it’s best to take the length measurement wearing shorts and a form fitting t-shirt. There are 3 different ways to measure length:
1) With assistance
2) With bath towel assistance
3) Without assistance
1) Length Measurement with assistance
Stand tall with your back straight. Do NOT look down or bend over as this will change the length measurement. Just stand tall and face forward.
Have the other person measure down the SIDE of your leg. On your side, put the "0" end of the tape measure at the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from). Measure from that point down the side of your body to the middle of your knee.
The number on the tape that is right where the bottom edge of the kilt will be is the length.
2) Length Measurement with bath towel assistance
Take a bath towel and FOLD IT so that it is 22" long.
Wear a pair of shorts, so you can see your knees and stand roughly 10 feet back from a full length mirror. Hold the towel up to your waist, putting the top of the towel at the spot you took the waist measurement.
If the 22" length hits below your knee, shorten the towel by folding another inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
If the 22" length hits above your knee, lengthen the towel by unfolding an inch or two, so that the bottom edge hits you square in the middle of the kneecap.
Once you have the top of the towel sitting at the top of where you want to wear the kilt and the bottom edge hitting the middle of your knee, measure the length of the folded towel from the top to the bottom. That will be your kilt length measurement.
3) Length measurement without assistance
Kneel on the floor with your back straight. You're going to measure down the SIDE of your leg to the floor.
From the top of where your kilt will be (the same height you took your waist measurement from), measure down the side of your body to the floor down the side of your leg. It's easier to put the "0" end of the tape measure barely touching the floor and the numbered end at the top.
SUBTRACT 1" FROM THIS MEASUREMENT to have the kilt sit at the middle of the knee.
Use the following chart for reference. These are typical height / length measurements.
If you need assistance measuring, please do not hesitate to contact us: 800.368.8633 or Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- Excellent kilt JL
Price Value QualityI couldn’t be happier with my son’s kilt and this review is long overdue! I bought it when I was pregnant as a surprise for my Scottish hubbie, so had to take measurements off of my niece. It was an immediate hit. Because it is adjustable, we were able to make it fit our newborn. He’s wearing his kilt in our birth announcement and my family/friends loved it. He’s been able to wear it for the last 2 years, but it’s now time for a new size. It’s durable and comfortable; he doesn’t complain or try to take it off. I’ll be ordering him a new kilt for the holidays. (Posted on 10/31/2019)
- Awesome Kilt Michael
Value Quality PriceOrdered a kilt for my 8 year old granddaughter . Again, USA Kilts did an awesome job measuring and making the kilt. Received it within two weeks. Looked great. Guess I will bring her back again when she outgrows it. AAA+++ (Posted on 3/18/2019)
- The toddler kilt is great quality, the pleats withstand the wear and tear of a 3 year old! McClean2019
Quality Price ValueGreat kilt for a toddler. I ordered the custom, it arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Wish that I could upload a photo, I will be ordering again as the boys grow! (Posted on 1/6/2019)
- Children's Kilt Erica
Value Quality PriceMuch to my surprise my 7 year old son asked Santa for a kilt (and bagpipes) for Christmas. As my father in law is from Glasgow I asked my inlaws for a recommendation on where to purchase a custom kilt for my son. (Because who doesn't think a kilt is ten times better than the video game he could have asked for!) They recommended USAKilts, as they had made several purchases from them in the past. Not only was I pleased that they were a company local to us, but that they had a huge variety of tartans to select from for children. We went with the Pennsylvania tartan. The tartan is stunning and looks beautiful with his kilt! He raced to put it on Christmas day, wore it for the rest of the day and actually is wearing it his first day back after winter break today! I love the adjustable waistband and that his seam can be let out. This helps tremendously as he tends to grow 2-3 inches every few months! We plan on having him wear it next October at his uncle's wedding! Thanks again USAKilts. (Posted on 1/2/2019)
- Excellent Product TS
Price Value QualityThe child’s kilt is perfect. Excellent quality. Made very well. Great value. (Posted on 12/26/2018)
- Looks good Dave
Quality Price ValueI got this for my 10 year old granddaughter. It look great, fits perfectly & she loves it! (Posted on 6/18/2018)
- Fantastic kilt Coinneach
Price Value QualityI ordered the largest size (in waist and length) for my 8 year old son who is, as his pediatrician says, the size of an average 11 year old. But of course, he's still shaped like a kid, and this kilt fits perfectly. If, like my older son, he grows up and thins down, he should get a couple of years out of this with the hem. And there's one right behind him to wear it when he's done. What a bargain! Thanks, Ron and USA Kilts!! (Posted on 3/7/2018)
- Looks Great Loganberries
Quality Price ValueA great Christmas present for the wee one and he loves it. Simple to put on and it looks great. Quality looks to be top notch. Service and communication from USAKILTS was also good, responses came in a timely manner.
(Posted on 12/28/2017)
- Amazing Lenny
Price Value QualityAmazing (Posted on 9/17/2017)
- stands up to abuse and looks great Evan
Value Quality PriceAfter being dissapointed by a mediocre kid's kilt from ebay, I decided to bite the bullet on this one for my toddler. I was not disappointed. You can definitely see the care that goes into these quality kilts and my son gets complemented anywhere he goes in it.
Not only that, but it's tough and has held up to rough play and one instance of car sickness. No problems cleaning out that mess in the laundry.
Recommended for anyone who wants a tough kid's kilt that looks great and fits properly. (Posted on 7/20/2017)
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- 4 to 6 Yards of 12 oz. PV material woven in the UK
- Available in over 100 stock tartans
- Teflon® coated for stain resistance
- Low Pill™ technology
- Machine washable
- Holds a crisp pleat and is easy to iron
- Individually tailored to child's measurements
- Top Stitched (stitches visible on close inspection)
- 1” Pleats
- “One thread margin of error” on lining up the pleats
- Tapering down the fell
- 100% Machine Sewn
- Velcro Closure
- 2" hem to allow for growth
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