Hand-shaped kilt stiching

Hand stitching allows the kilt to be shaped more closely to the body shape, giving the most comfortable fit.

Geoffrey (Tailor) specialise in both traditional and contemporary hand sewn kilts, as well as offering a range of machine sewn and casual kilts for a more economical option. ALL of our kilts are made in our own workshop by our highly skilled, fully qualified kilt makers with years of experience in the trade.  We use only the best quality trimmings, including linen canvas and cotton lining in the traditional gents’ kilt, giving the kilt more structure, comfort and shaping.

Traditional gents’ kilts are made using 8 yards of 100% wool worsted fabric, in either a 13oz medium or 16oz full weight fabric. The weight refers to ‘ounces per yard’. This ensures the pleats stay sharp and the kilt has the full swing you would expect. Every pleat is sewn by hand, and every ‘Geoffrey’ kilt is planned and sewn by the same kilt maker from start to finish.
Made with a 2″ rise – the kilt sits 2″ above the natural waist – to accommodate a kilt jacket or doublet, which are traditionally shorter in style.


Made from 5 or 6 yards of material – as the name suggest, these kilts are for more casual use.
Machine sewn, and made to sit lower on the hips without the traditional rise, this would be best worn with a T-shirt or sweater for more casual events such as football/rugby matches.


A kilt is traditionally a mans garment, and as such, our Ladies Hand Sewn Kilt is made to exactly the same specifications as our gents kilts, but with less material, making it more comfortable and flattering for ladies to wear.

Made with a minimum of 4 yards of material – the yardage being determined by the hip measurement.

We can also make kilted skirts for ladies, as a more cost effective option. These are made with a minimum of 3 yards of material, and machine sewn with no lining.


We make both hand made, traditional kilts as well as machine sewn kilted skirts for children – the amount of material used being largely dependant on gender and measurements. 

Pleats are sewn under the apron as standard to allow the kilt to be let out as required, as well as a generous hem sewn in for growth.

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