Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Draping the Great Kilt

Terry Dresbach

We pleat the plaid on the floor of Sam’s trailer and he lies down on it, and wraps himself in. The floor of the trailer is about 8 x 6 ft, and has furniture in it.
It can also be done outside. But I think that a key factor here, is that one didn’t take it off and on every day, like a pair of jeans. The kilt was a tool, a utilitarian garment, and one of it’s many functions,, was that of a sleeping bag. So, it is not something you probably got in and out of very much.