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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2015, 05:11:41 AM »
The magnets sound like a brilliant idea. I have a shower curtain the slap/snaps onto the cast iron tub, but then again, would those two mags get attached too soon and when you began to put the contraption on they'd already be stuck together? A possible glitch. The weight would be good to know which part is the top and which is the hem.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2015, 10:07:32 AM »
Be careful that any magnets you use don't get near any compasses. I was given a water bladder. The tube was held to my rucksack shoulder strap by magnets which completely ruined a Silva compass.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2015, 10:18:55 AM »
   I tried a kilt with full side attachment of velcro a few years ago.   wasn't too good because the velcro had to be carefully lined up before being stuck together,  made a stiff side strip.  picked up organic trash easily.     But I got a crazy ideer!      A small patch of velcro at the top might be enough,  with some magnets in the hem on one edge and little steel sheet metal pieces in the other side.    It'd be a quick coverup,  stick the top together and the rest would take care of itself.    Might be able to design some shorts after the same fashion.   Project for next winter when the weather is nasty.

My wrap is only fastened at the waist (with press studs (US: "snaps"?). With sufficient overlap of the aprons, this provides all the cover I need and is sufficiently modest to allow me to wear it safely in town. I suspect that you will discover that a small piece of velcro at either end of the waist overlap will be sufficient, no need to muck around with magnets or extra fastenings.

Fastening the skirt takes about a second, if I need to dress quicker than that I have a problem...

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2015, 04:06:58 PM »
I'm not sure the side has to be closed.   A small Velcro at the top and leave the side loose would cover the "bits" and be legal.  Nice idea about the magnets though.  Would that work at the top?
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2015, 03:39:01 PM »
Johnb,
It's not that I can't find a walk without nettles, brambles, hawthorn and sharp nut hulks.... it's just that my nearby regular ones had those features.  My new environs is about finding suitable fields and grassland as I now live in Lincs with a lot of flat land and intensive arable agriculture.  So long trousers going to be less needed.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2015, 08:59:39 PM »
My wrap is only fastened at the waist with press studs <snip>. With sufficient overlap of the aprons, this provides all the cover I need and is sufficiently modest to allow me to wear it safely in town.

Did you make that or buy it? I haven't found anything like you describe. A wrap with velcro & snaps on the waist that isn't too long. No attachments on the vertical edge.

Most of what I have found are kilts that come all the way to the knee.
I would like one that allows freedom of movement that stops above the knee. I will likely have to make one.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #66 on: November 04, 2015, 10:55:01 PM »
My wrap is only fastened at the waist with press studs <snip>. With sufficient overlap of the aprons, this provides all the cover I need and is sufficiently modest to allow me to wear it safely in town.

Did you make that or buy it? I haven't found anything like you describe. A wrap with velcro & snaps on the waist that isn't too long. No attachments on the vertical edge.

Most of what I have found are kilts that come all the way to the knee.
I would like one that allows freedom of movement that stops above the knee. I will likely have to make one.

Duane
I have one similar to these. It's lightweight, and quick, hemmed at about mid-thigh, some kind of velour with a pocket. I didn't look too deep just now, but I'm sure that the correct on is online somewhere. I would prefer Velcro strips. They adjust to waistline. In a pinch it is sometimes time consuming to line up the snaps and snaps are light and small, so I often find it upside down. There is also an elastic waistband in the back. It covers my shoulders well, breathes and even attaches snapped at the neck in a breeze.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2015, 10:52:37 AM »
My wrap is only fastened at the waist with press studs <snip>. With sufficient overlap of the aprons, this provides all the cover I need and is sufficiently modest to allow me to wear it safely in town.

Did you make that or buy it? I haven't found anything like you describe. A wrap with velcro & snaps on the waist that isn't too long. No attachments on the vertical edge.

Most of what I have found are kilts that come all the way to the knee.
I would like one that allows freedom of movement that stops above the knee. I will likely have to make one.

Duane


I bought it but had a local seamstress shorten it by about 6". I got the first one from a clothing shop ("Fat Face") that tends to aim for the outdoors under 30's types, most of their stuff I would not give house room to, but this skirt was bang on the money.

I bought a second one on Ebay and have a watch for another one, just in case. I wore the first one out over about 4 years and have now been using the second for a bit over a year. If this one dies before I can find a replacement I'll have to get someone to make me another, possibly in a different fabric. I have been considering using a microfibre travel towel as the fabric source, it would double up well as a towel, dry fast when it got wet and would not tend to get very creased when shoved into a bag.

Maybe it is time I learned to sew...

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2015, 04:44:15 PM »
My wrap is only fastened at the waist with press studs <snip>. With sufficient overlap of the aprons, this provides all the cover I need and is sufficiently modest to allow me to wear it safely in town.

Did you make that or buy it? I haven't found anything like you describe. A wrap with velcro & snaps on the waist that isn't too long. No attachments on the vertical edge.

Most of what I have found are kilts that come all the way to the knee.
I would like one that allows freedom of movement that stops above the knee. I will likely have to make one.

Duane


I bought it but had a local seamstress shorten it by about 6". I got the first one from a clothing shop ("Fat Face") that tends to aim for the outdoors under 30's types, most of their stuff I would not give house room to, but this skirt was bang on the money.

I bought a second one on Ebay and have a watch for another one, just in case. I wore the first one out over about 4 years and have now been using the second for a bit over a year. If this one dies before I can find a replacement I'll have to get someone to make me another, possibly in a different fabric. I have been considering using a microfibre travel towel as the fabric source, it would double up well as a towel, dry fast when it got wet and would not tend to get very creased when shoved into a bag.

Maybe it is time I learned to sew...

Have fun,


Ian.


Back to the running kilt again. I took lessons at our local JoAnn Fabric to learn enough to construct my own kilts from Scott's pattern. Now my thinking is a design with some pleats to allow more movement and maybe a cargo pant type pocket. I'm toying with the idea of refrigerator magnets, we get them quite often with business advertisements. If they fail there is always velcro as a fall back. I am in agreement that most kilts available are much too long to be pratical for our application.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2015, 07:42:17 PM »
Jus' thinkin' about it. Those magnets could function as weights, which would help ascertain which end is up in a pinch scrambling to get it on.
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2015, 08:39:17 PM »
I needed some practice with the gorilla pod and selfy timer and thought I'd show this warp that I often use. VAntity Alert! Being laid up for a month has made the wrap much more snug than it was...cripe....
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2015, 08:40:50 PM »
Hmm tech difficulty...
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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2015, 10:00:49 PM »
As I said in the Trip Reports section, I just went to the beach. I expected that I'd be encountering people at least some of the time, and so I took a sarong, which I like for reasons I explained a few days ago. Well, the beach was quite windy and dealing with the sarong was a challenge! Unfurling a long piece of light and fairly slippery material is awkward if there's a breeze, and I'm glad I wasn't depending on it to keep out of trouble. I did wear it for a while, but before I got close to any observers, I put shorts on instead. So, it depends on conditions.

And a few weeks ago I went on an extended camping trip with a non-naturist group, where I thought I might wear a sarong in camp occasionally. I did that and it worked OK, but I found one evening that I'd torn the fabric, I assume on some bushes. A few inches of one corner were hanging down and although I could cut that part off without it showing much, it was still annoying. Unfortunately commercial sarongs are almost always made of a very light rayon material, which isn't always practical. It makes me think that for outdoor use, I should try ripstop nylon instead. But then of course, there'll be very little choice of pattern available.

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Re: Hiking skirt (and other clothes quick to change out of)
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2015, 10:51:17 PM »
I like the cool rayon on a hot day. It helps also when I transfer the wrap to protect my shoulders from too much sun.
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« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2015, 04:58:55 PM »
On my last swing class at the local fabric store the instructor took time to guide us through the fabric aisles and explain the pros and cons of each fabric type. It was an eye opening experience as up to this point I had only worked with cotton and cotton blends. I did make a running kilt out of rip stop material and it works perfectly as a bathing costume. Repels water and dries quickly, floats to a point allowing circulation but could be a quick cover and is durable. However on humid days it doesn't seem to breathe as much and feels hot. Also as John P stated, there is not much choice in patterns. Jbee commented on the feel of rayon on a hot day but there is the durability factor.

There is hope that the winter will allow me some time to experiment as it seems that something between the running kilt, a bath wrap and a kilt may be the answer. It might be a macho thing but I have been encouraged by the comments and complements received while wearing the digital cammo running kilt. If I could find the right weight material in that pattern!

By the way Jbee, I also suffer from some of the same problems. First; as my wife says "chocolate makes your clothes shrink". Second; self timers and tripods. As much as the new camera is small and easy to carry around the small display without glasses is a challenge. For example I offer these two pictures!
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