Whether you are hitting the road for an adventure, or going to the local castle for a masquerade ball, this cloak will keep you covered in style. The fabric is a lovely medium-weight royal blue twill. Because the fabric is not particularly heavy, this is a great choice for occasions when you need a great look, but not a lot of warmth.
This cloak measures 39 1/2" from the back of the neck to the bottom hem. The neck opening is 24" around.
This is a full circle cloak. That means it has a lot of fabric in it. It drapes and flows beautifully with your every movement. This is the type of cloak that makes otherwise staid and sober adults want to twirl around in the moonlight until they can no longer stand up straight.
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. 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 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.