You will feel like royalty in this gorgeous cloak. The half-circle style, and light weight fabric make it ideal for warm weather. The fabric is a pale, non-metallic gold color. It has a subtle sheen and pattern to it. It is quite definitely a modern fabric, so please keep that in mind if you are looking for historical re-enactment garb (it's great for weddings, cosplays, etc. though).
Like all well-designed clothing, this cloak has pockets- two deep ones just the right size to hold your keys, phone, or other small sundries.
This cloak is shown on a 6-foot-tall mannequin.
My husband made the clasp for this cloak, handworking the copper wire, and work hardening it as he goes, to make each piece as durable as it is beautiful.
What makes your cloaks so special?
Before any sewing occurs, the fabric is washed in hot water and dried on high heat. The same happens with any trims that will be used. I typically do not know the fabric content of the materials I work with, and doing this ensures that there will be no unpleasant surprises, like shrinking or fading, down the road when you wash your cloak.
The finishing touches are what it's all about! All seams are flat felled or French seamed, all hems are double rolled and double stitched, and all corners are mitered. Yes, it's a pain, and yes it takes longer to make it that way, but it means that you will not have any raw edges on your cloak that will ravel.
In short, I take a great deal of pride in each cloak I make, because I want it to be something you will wear and enjoy for years to come. These are not cheap costume pieces, meant to wear once and throw away. They are carefully crafted garments which will stand up to years of wear and tear.
Does this item come from a smoke-free, pet-free home? Smoke-free? Most definitely. Pet-free? Absolutely not. Every cloak is washed once it is completed and ready to be shipped. But if you have super severe allergies, please keep in mind that my cats do like to "help" me as I sew.