Cloak Patterns

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Cloak Patterns

Post by Jescissa » Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:32 pm

I didn't know where to put this :lol: It's a request for information/instructions...so it's a little like a recipe :-D

I've bought some beautiful plum striped velvet material today and want to make it into a cloak. Has anyone else made their own robes/cloaks and could give me some tips? Ideally I'd love to put a hood on it, but if that's really complicated I'd just settle for pointers on a straightforward hoodless cloak, please :-D
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Post by Kystar » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:47 pm

Google is such a wonderful tool.

http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/mak ... Cloaks.htm

First Hit...a Lord of the Rings costume site. Nice simple patterns and some not-so-simple patterns.

Now, had you asked for a skirt wide enough to be a gypsy/ren faire skirt, I wouldn't have even had to do that. I can even give a pattern for a Tunic or peasant's dress (Same pattern, just slight alterations for the dress)

Let me know if you want either. I'll email 'em to you...b/c they're pictures.
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Post by Librarian » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:05 pm

Try:

http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/mak ... Cloaks.htm

I have one based upon the Simplicity pattern. If you like, i'll take a photo and upload it.

There's also:

http://www.idiom.com/~anneli/cloak.html

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Post by Kystar » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:32 am

LIbrarian, do you realize that I think we both gave the same initial link? :lol:
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Post by Jescissa » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:56 am

Thanks so much :-D

Some challenges I have are that I don't get the sewing machine out very often and I don't have a dummy to hang the cloak on whilst I'm working on it :-? Does this matter much or will I be doomed to failure?
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Any photos and printable patterns would be amazing :-D
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Post by Kystar » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:56 pm

Lack of a dummy can be fixed with a coat rack and a bulky winter jacket...with a wooden hanger. Put the coat on the hanger, put the hanger on the coat rack, wrap the cloak around all of it, and let it sit.
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Post by Jescissa » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:37 am

Thanks Kystar, I'll give that a go :-D
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