Grab Skirt With Physics?

I made a mannequin in blender with a physics skirt to test how things work. I’m curious if it’s possible to have the character grab hold of a part of the skirt and hold it up without interrupting the physics of the rest of the skirt. Thanks MannequinDressPhysic.blend (891.1 KB)

I would like to know this too. I am very interested in using cloth physics in general in conjunction with character animation, which I understand is very difficult to do… because I’ve tried it… Haven’t tried grabbing cloth with an animated character yet though.

I know blender has a way to pin parts of the mesh that has cloth simulation. Maybe you can pin the mesh using a script? I haven’t learned anything about blender’s scripting.