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So I'm rather puzzled by gals complaining that it's hot out and they should be able to skirt (see what I did thar?) the rules to get on the field. This is what I wore on the field every day except Saturday:
Two linen-look tunics, I think rayon pants, wool leg wraps, a gambeson, and chainmaille. And yet thanks to proper hydration I have lived to tell the tale! In that particular photo I'm wearing a sports bra and bright, bright, bright neon orange thigh high socks, but my garb is legal because you can't see that stuff.
This is what I wore on the single day that I fought without my chainmaille:
This is a bra cover- up that I made out of a t-shirt I got from GoodWill:
This is a self-supporting choli I then changed the above into, which I have worn in place of a sports bra at a few battles (including a few days at Rag) with no ill effect:
This is a Bog dress that I made and can fight in that I made out of 3 or 4 yards of cheap-o muslin:
This is a sari I made out of 6 or 7 yards of cheap-o muslin, but I never tried fighting in it:
Everyone, you have a year. In fact, you have more than a year since we're moving Rag a week later in 2013. So save up those pennies and dimes and talk to Ilsa (http://www.tailoredtunics.com/
) or Kevät (http://badassgarb.com/
) about ordering garb. Or make some of your own, and let me know if you need help.
In addition to all of that, I'm going to try to teach a basic hand sewing class at every event I go to and the organizers will let me. The first one will be at Maethodoron's next event (https://www.facebook.com/events/290316417703731/
Come on Dagorhirrim, you can do it. I have faith in you!