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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2007 04:07:44 PM »

It looks wonderful.  Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2007 05:34:15 PM »

Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous!!!  Shocked

Did you use a pattern to make it. If so ... which one?  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007 08:51:42 AM »

Oh, yes, I had to use a pattern. I've made a handful of cloaks (an armful?) but I'm still a little too much of a scaredy-cat to go freestyle. Close, though. It's not like it has to actually fit, you know?

The pattern is Simplicity 5794. I wrote a pattern review of it, noting the problems I had and what I'd do differently if I were making it again.

BTW, I suspect that made of the right fabric, the cloak could be pretty water-resistent. If that's a goal, you could make it out of something water-resistent in the first place (most tight-woven synthetics are, kind of, I think), plus line the capelets, or at least the top one, with the kind of nylon they make windbreakers out of.

Or make it of whatever you like, then buy a can of Scotchguard and have at it.

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007 03:55:31 AM »

It's gorgeous! Great work!
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007 09:16:39 PM »

Wow! Wonderful! My Medieval-loving son always wants me to try making him a cloak like that - its wonderful!
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2007 10:17:17 AM »

Why, thanks! I'm glad you all like it. I still haven't seen the birthday girl wearing it--she visited last week, but it was much too warm for even a light cloak.

Lately I'm wanting to make cloaks for everybody. I think that I sew less than I used to because I'm not crazy about my present figure, so that I'm not satisfied with the results my efforts produce, even though it's not the fault of my sewing. But hey, we all look good in a cloak, right? And a good one is truly warm, warmer than a coat of the same materials.

Mim, who's been commissioned to make a monk's habit
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007 05:25:35 AM »

If you were to sell one of those cloaks, what would your price range be??  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2007 08:08:26 AM »

Gee, Kpooh, I never thought about that. I suppose the price would depend a lot on materials used. This one, the fabric probably ran about $50 using a discount coupon, plus another $18 or so for the lining. I'd charge at least $125, maybe more.

Of course, sweet-talk me just right and I crumble!

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2007 01:02:19 PM »

>>>>>Gee, Kpooh, I never thought about that. I suppose the price would depend a lot on materials used. This one, the fabric probably ran about $50 using a discount coupon, plus another $18 or so for the lining. I'd charge at least $125, maybe more.

Of course, sweet-talk me just right and I crumble!<<<<<


So you are saying I should purchase the pattern huh??   Wink LOL
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2007 08:31:24 AM »

Can you give me an estimate at how many yards of material this takes in a Large size?Huh Please??
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