No, me neither. But long story short, I am going to be footling around with bagpipes in about 3 weeks along with a dozen or so colleagues, and I think that one should always dress for the occasion. And that means a kilt. I looked up the price of renting one (about $85) and here in Canada there is no way I would be able to get the Leslie Tartan (my mothers tartan) so I thought 'I could make one of those'. After a quick search online and I found a set of instructions which look scarily straightforward, and Fabric.com was selling some plaid that they called a '100% wool gaberdine' and at only $1.95/m (I know, what a price, I had the last 10m) I am now good to go.
I have no idea why the fabric was so cheap, it is a woven plaid and is as soft as butter - it is almost like flannel with browns, cream and pink. I know that it is going to take a lot of time basting the pleats in place (43 of them across the back) but this is going to be such fun.
So how about you - what have been your impulse 'sews'?!