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Kilt Restoration

Kilt restoration gives a well-worn kilt or family heirloom a new lease of life. Askival of Strathearn will restore your kilt so you can enjoy its company for longer.

A new lease of life

Alteration of 4cm plus will require the aprons to be dismantled, resized and possibly repositioned. Sometimes the number of pleats may need to be increased or decreased.

Restoration may range from unpicking completely and carrying out total reconstruction with new canvasses and linings to re-stitching and reinforcing worn pleats, repairing minor tears or moth holes, or replacing straps and buckles that have seen better days. Even discretely inserting a new piece of tartan if the tartan can be matched.

The amount of future proofing in the kilt’s present construction will also determine the amount of work involved in the refit.

  • Cost £180 to £350

Before: Often the cloth is still looking good but the original construction has not endured the wear and tear. Here the belt loop and the vent are limp and worn as they have no support from canvassing

After: The belt loop, buckle chape have been remade with new fabric and along with the strap vent, all reinforced with canvassing. New button hole stitching to reinforce the vent.