Children's Kilts

 

Highland dancer in regulation dress

In modern times dancing has provided one of the most obvious reasons for wearing kilts and tartans.  In competitions, demonstrations or at social events, the wearing of Highland costume has become an essential element of traditional Scottish dancing, whether it is Highland dancing or Scottish country dancing.

Kilts for young children who are involved in dancing can be made from a small amount of tartan fabric and are called ‘kilties’ because they are not made in the traditional manner of the real kilt.  They do not have the internal canvas or lining, which gives the proper kilt its structure.  They are less expensive to produce.

For children under the age of 5, a metre of fabric will make a very suitable kiltie.  Straps can be attached which have buttonholes that are spaced along the strap to allow for growth.

When young dancers approach the age of 9 or 10, it is time to look at a proper kilt which is custom fitted to their body.  Ample hems and growth pleats allow for continued growth throughout the teenage years.

Child's Kiltie for very young children.
Front view.
Child's Kiltie for very young children.
Back view.