(feigning shock and dismay) You mean to say that an opponent doesn't
offer his/her hand as assistance?
Best way I have found it get your legs under you whilst spreading
the skirts out away from you as you rise. One reason if I can when
I am legged, I try to spread them out before hand. But then again,
most fighters avoid legging women in skirts, hard to tell where the
legs are exactly
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Lissa" <Laralu@g...> wrote:
> Thank you all for the advice!!...I think i will try box pleats (i
> haven't 'used those yet so I still get to experiment) and leave
> cartridge pleats till I make my next non fencing outfit (whenever
> that may be...)
> Muiriath, I already fence in a skirt so i'm sort of used to it. I
> haven't tripped (much!)...it did take some getting used to though.
> however my problem has always been getting up after being legged.
> I'm always tripping over my skirts then!
> --- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "fairytaledesigns"
> > Well I am both a rapier marshal and a costumer so here's my take:
> > The only real concern would be that you might have difficulty
> > through the extra heavy pleats of a skirt with cartridge
> > All that fabric bunched up might deaden blow to teh earea. Not
> > I would bounce it, but you should be aware of the possibilityif
> > calling. Same goes for bum rolls and hoop skirts BTW
> > As for exposed threads, not sure if your pleats are just not
> > enough. That might take care of the problem
> > I personally prefer box pleating my skirts. They fall nicely
> > maybe not the line you are looking for.
> > Oh and watch out for fencing in long skirts, it is an art you
> > have to master or you might step on your own gown and land on
> > bottom :) Most f my skirts are ankle length or shorter and even
> > I hike at least one side up (I wear thigh high boots and
> > leggings to keep my leg legal
> > -Muiriath
> > --- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Lissa" <Laralu@g...> wrote:
> > >
> > > i am making my first attempt at these. i have sewn my pleats
> > > an inch or a little more appart. I am happy with the way it
> > looks,
> > > but i have a concern. The pleating stiches are very exposed,
> > i'm
> > > worried that one of them may break if i knock into something.
> > used
> > > upolstry thread (I am also planning to try to fence with the
> > I
> > > am making, and I am worried that might effect something). Has
> > anyone
> > > ever had any problems with that. Should I use a simpler method
> > > pleating for this skirt rather than cartridge pleating, since
> > will
> > > be trying to fence in this skirt.
> > >
> > > -Lissa