Just a quick update–this is a picture of the inside of my current project. You can see the stablizer sewn in at the waist, centered 2″ from the top edge. This is what keeps the waist from “growing” and sagging. It is definitely the mark of a nice kilt.
The inside of this kilt has just been cut away at the top, which is why you see all of the loose threads. The next step is to cover this cut part with interfacing, then a whole bunch of other steps.