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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

UGA tartan

Ok, so recently I was making a kilt in this tartan, shown below...
I was trying to decide whether it would look better pleated to the black stripe (which would show more red in the tartan), or pleated to the red stripe (which would show more black). My first inclination was to pleat to show more red. But I pinned up a few pleats both ways just to see how it would look. Here's what it would look like pleated to show more red...
And here's what it would look like pleated to show more black...
Then I called my wife over to ask her opinion. She had no clue what tartan this was. I just asked her which she liked better. "The red one," she said. Then I asked her why. "I don't know, when you pleat it to show more black it looks too much like Georgia Bulldog colors. So I'd pick the other one."
Then she wanted to know what I was laughing at. "Do you know what tartan this is?" I asked.
"No," she said. "Why?" I just gave her a look, and she said, "Don't tell me this is the University of Georgia tartan!"
I nodded. I actually designed this tartan recently, which was approved by the University of Georgia. This kilt was being made for the gentleman who commissioned the design. I guess I did pretty well when the first thing you think of when you see the tartan is Bulldog!
Needless to say, I pleated to show more black. :-)
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Brandon Bramlett said...

Are these available for sale? If so, I would love more information at blwbramlett@ymail.com. Thanks!