--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com
, Margo Anderson <Margo@m...> wrote:
> At 04:57 PM 06/05/2003 -0000, Elinor Von Holtzclaw wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >I searched the archive, but couldn't find any posts on good/decent
> >commercially avaiable fencing doublet patterns for men. Does
> >have any recommendations?
> As far as I know, there are no commercial patterns labeled "fencing
> doublets". I'm sure the reason other pattern publishers haven't
done it is
> the same reason I haven't: Liability. Publishing a pattern
> protective gear for a dangerous sport is, in our litigious society,
> screaming "Sue me, Please!"
> If you study the fencing doublets in Arnold, it looks like it
> at all hard to take any commecial doublet pattern and adapt it for
> While Margo is absolutely right that labeling a pattern for fencing
doublet use is leading one down the path to possible litigation if
someone decides to leave something out, doesn't pay attention to the
fencing rules regarding garb and safety. There are patterns out
there that you can use as a GUIDE for making fencing clothes. FIRST,
please check out the rules from your Kingdom regarding fencing garb.
For most, they can be found on the Marshallate pages. If not, ask
your local group marshal for a copy of the guidelines for garb (If
they don't have a copy, go up the food chain).
I have used as a GUIDE,
Dashing Doublets (with velcro, changed sleeves, 5 inch overlap and
drop the waist 3+ inches) (now over 30 doublets)
Janet Arnolds ladies Spanish doublet/jerkin (changed to fit the
rules), (3 doublets)
Margo's doublet pattern (changed to fit the rules)(one for me),
a McCalls ladies jacket/vest that was fitted and kind of looked like
a marching band jacket, (a trial for the hubby, he didn't like the
colour)(look in the coats and vest section)
a monastic tunic and cowl,
Landsknecht - yiiieeeehhhh
A Henry Tudor doublet PP (the one under the jerkin and the coat).
Whatever you decide to use as a guide, please make sure that the garb
fits the kingdom you play in. It also helps to make a muslin (or
cheap non stretchy fabric) to make sure the pattern fits the gentle
and covers the rules. :)
Making new fencing garb for myself this weekend.