Re: box pleating
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, anorathepain@... wrote:
>for before 1600....
> well I am hoping for around 1530 tudor england but I would settle
>Sorry for the delay, Yahoo locked me in a loop of insanity when ever
I tried logging in;)
Nice clear sketc with what we would now call box pleats but really
didn't have much of a name in period. Even the Victorians called them
From the same series this also appears to have box pleats.
There really isn't anything special about a box pleat. Once you take
a fold of fabric you can stack them, reverse them, make them narrow
make them wider and overlap.... And given that the Eleanora di Toledo
gown very definitely shows pleats angled towards the back- in fact
there is a "reverse box" pleat right in the centre back there... well
it then only comes down to a question of fashion over possibility.
These pleats seem more common in Italian and Swiss styles.
I would though recommend shaping skirts as well as pleating them. All
the skirts prior to 1600 (and most beyond) in PoF are gored, as are
all the skirts in Alcega (except the half circle underskirts- still
they aren't tubes).