RED WOOL CLOAK
Costume Close-Up - 1750-1810 cloak
At Gunston Hall.
More photos from the event here.
The construction of this cloak couldn’t have been simpler. I was able to put it together in a very short amount time, handwork inculded. I used the pattern from Costume Close-Up as my guide. I ended up shaping the front of the cloak and deepening the curve in the center back – all to avoid gaping at the neck.
You'll notice some pics show ribbons on the cloak and some don't... I added them on during the first event I wore the cloak to. Actually they are just for show, the cloak is fastened by two large hook & eyes. To save time, I did forgo lining the hood. Perhaps someday I will add a red silk lining ...
A couple of websites I found helpful along the way:
New England Life