Kilts for Men and Women | Made-to-Measure Guide Form
Kilt Measurement Guide
Measuring for a Gents Kilt (and Older Boys)
 
Taking Your Measurements: For men it is important to have the correct "starting point".
 
exactly 2 inches above the hip bone.
 
WAIST (1)
 
From this starting point measure around the stomach , this is the waist
 
measurement. Note, this waist measurement is not the same as a
 
trouser waist measurement, as the kilt is worn higher the waist
 
measurement is usually greater than the trouser measurement.
 
 
SEAT (2)
 
Take the widest area across the bottom, and measure around, do not
 
put the tape measure tight, this should be a fairly loose measurement.
 
LENGTH (3)
 
Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping your back upright. That is,
 
not looking forward and down whilst taking the measurement, measure
 
from the starting point ( 2 inches above hip) to the floor. There is a
 
temptation to lean forward to view the measurement but this causes an
 
inaccurate length measurement. The Kilt length should be to the
 
centre of the knee.
 
Measuring for a Ladies Kilt
 
WAIST (1)
 
This is the starting point. Take your
 
normal waist
 
measurement, around the thinnest part.
 
MID-HIP (2)
 
This measurement should be halfway
 
between the waist and seat
 
(bottom).
 
SEAT (3)
 
Take the widest area across the bottom, and
 
measure around, do not
 
put the tape measure tight, this should be a
 
fairly loose measurement.
 
LENGTH (4)
 
Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping
 
your back upright. That is,
 
not looking forward and down whilst
 
taking the measurement,
 
measure from the starting point to the floor.
 
There is a temptation to
 
lean forward to view the measurement but
 
this causes an inaccurate
 
length measurement.
 
Measuring for a Young
 
Child's Kilt
 
WAIST (1)
 
This is the starting point. Take a normal waist measurement, around
 
the point of the belly button.
 
LENGTH (2)
 
From the waist point measure to the centre of the knee.