A cloak fit for a king! The tapestry-type fabric has a diamond pattern in black and antique gold which will look great with almost anything. The fabric is slightly stiff, with plenty of body to it. And the best thing about this cloak? Why, the pockets, of course! Perfect for holding your keys and wallet when you're away from your castle all day.
This cloak measures 35" from the back of the neck to the bottom hem. The neck opening is 24" around.
This is a half-circle cloak. It sits closer on your shoulders than a full-circle would. It uses less fabric to make, and less labor, so it is considerably cheaper than a full-circle would be. It also does not weigh as much as a full-circle. But because there is less fabric, it does not have the same drape and movement that a full circle would have. Just something to keep in mind when you are making your choice. 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.