Kilts have heaps of fabric. Just in case no one knew. I finally got around to hemming mine. Last time I wore it I was teased that it was a skirt because it came down below my knees. But it was daunting to think of hemming it. And it was hard also. I got some advice from my mom, and it wasn't too bad. I folded it up to the appropriate length and ironed the fold. Then sewed it. I used somewhere between 3 and 4 yards of thread and it was only a simple whipstitch. I then had to iron the pleats back in. It took a couple hours all told. I hope this means I'll wear it more now that it's the proper length.