She made me a most fortunate man
by Robert Amyot
Sweet Lady Chrystel herself !
Well, I happen to be French, of Scottish (Reid, MacKinnon) Irish and Breton ancestry.
My father used to dress me up in a kilt on Saint Patrick's Day and send me off to school thus attired, I hated it.
Later I became a piper, I have been a professional piper since 1987.
Then I met Chrystel, a sweet lass that became my wife.
She was a professional seamstress. As such she began to do some research on the historical origins of the kilt. She was quickly enthralled by all of the different aspects that this research uncovered.
And guess what? She started making me kilts! Plenty of them!
My friends were so envious!
This little French seamstress set the Double Box Pleated Kilt as a standard across the world and is now accepted as an authority, a true kilt maker.
Needless to say I'm mighty proud of her.