This one is for the rangers and druids in the party— a deep mossy green that will let you blend in with the shadows of the trees. This cloak is made from denim-weight fabric. It is tough and durable and will hold up for plenty of adventuring. It is a full circle cloak, so there is plenty of room within its folds for armor, knapsacks, or small forest creatures in need of your protection.
If this cloak has a flaw, it is that the material wrinkles. Not a problem if you are walking a lonely trail, and sleeping under the stars, but perhaps an embarrassment if you are called into Court to face the King and Queen.
This cloak also has an attached hood. It's nice and deep, to add an air of mystery to your outfit. This cloak measures 44" from the back of the neck to the bottom hem. The neck opening is 21" around.
If you have any questions, please ask, and I'll do my best to answer. If you are looking for something similar, but with different measurements, let's talk! Email me and tell me what you have in mind. Before any sewing occurs, the fabric is washed in hot water and dried on high heat. 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 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.
This garment was sewn in a smoke-free home. We do, however, have cats. The cloak will be washed and clean when we send it to you, but I can pretty well guarantee, no matter how careful we are, it will have at least a couple of cat hairs on it when we send it out. Please take that into consideration if you have pet allergies.
My husband makes the clasps for my cloaks, handworking the copper wire, and work hardening it as he goes, to make each piece as durable as it is beautiful. The wire used for this clasp has been plated to make it gold-tone.
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.