11050Re: Pigskin and Armour
- Jul 4, 2007I am forced to admit that yes... thats more or less what it's for -
only a ladies' cupholder. I was put to a rather bizarre request to
make a lacy Jill. My the Gods help me with this one. I don't fight, it
took me some time to find a sympathetic soul to show me what I had
gotten myself into.
I had plans on making drawn thread lace out of a very sturdy heavy
linen, which will be something of a challenge given I am used to
working on very delicate threads. I wanted something behind it however
to add extra stability and durability in the event the intended
recipient is ever actually brave enough to actually use it.
I have plans to use filet lace (fish netting, essentially) on the bias
for the waist, but couldn't come up with a narrow passementarie that
would stretch and return on its' own the same way. I have already
accepted that a pair of small buckles are likely involved in adjusting
the tension for the thigh straps.
I was planning on quilting the actual cup like a typical jupon, using
all the traditional materials. The backside however, I was concerned
with friction wear, but I suppose it's no different than any other
layer of linen resting against linen. Conversely though, it does need
a measure of rigidity that would reasonably match what I assume is
neoprene foam and plastic of some kind being used modernly. I just
don't want to go strapping on cuir boilli in such a flexible and
heat-prone area of the body.
> If this is for a jock strap I'd use elastic and hide it. If elasticisn't an
> option I'd use fabric.Non-stretch and
> If it's for armour straps I'd use a heavily waxed latigo.
> virtually impervious to sweat.natural
> Use linen. Seriously. Linen breathes in a way that cotton and other
> fibres just don't. Don't even contemplate synthetics.with the kind
> Leather isn't a particularly breathable substance when presented
> of sweat and heat load you'll get inside a jupon. Unless you usechamois, it
> will also go stiff and hard and quickly become unwearable.things
> The only places I'm aware of leather being used in soft armour is in
> like reinforcing of arming points and closure straps.
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