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Topic: Men's Wool Cloak with Velvet Trim  (Read 4180 times)
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Mimsy Borogrove
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« on: January 29, 2008 05:31:54 AM »

I gave this cloak, made from McCall's pattern 4550, as a Christmas gift. The pattern is a costume, with lots of short-cuts that would be fine for one night's wearing  (unfinished seams on the outside) but were not fine with me, so it posed a few challenges.

It's heavy enough to keep winter out. I had to order the thick wool online; even in a winter climate like ours, the stores don't carry it. I figured since I'd sprung for good wool, I'd use real velvet for the collar and middle tier of the three-tiered flounce. The lining is also heavy stuff, Zeus, from JoAnn Fabrics.

The last day before the gift recipient left, he cooperated in posing for a picture in his cloak. The wind, however, did not cooperate, so a lot of the pictures didn't turn out because the flounces or the lower part of the cape were blowing all over the place, including into his face.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 05:38:51 AM »

That is really lovely! Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 06:32:53 AM »

This turned out beautifully. There aren't many men who still wear cloaks anymore. Do you think the interest in th Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter has brought back interest in them?

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 08:36:59 AM »

The final picture worked out with the snow and trees and all! I think it was worth it to invest in good stuffs to make it, the velvet really sucks in all the light like a good black velvet should!;D I also like the clasps.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008 09:21:20 AM »

that's beautiful! it looks really warm, and i appreciate warm things, i'm from canada.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008 08:55:00 PM »

ooh, love it!

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008 08:59:29 PM »


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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008 04:24:37 AM »

Wow, it's amazing!! Was it very difficult to make?

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