Victorian Great Cloak

This is an extra lovely men's great cloak.  It was made for wearing at the Great Dickens' Christmas Fair so I only did one capelet to save on heat and weight.  Great cloaks often have more than one capelet.  It is made from a light weight wool blend, machine washable in an olive & mauve plaid.  The binding is made from purple/mauve linen.  Includes arm holes and button placket.  Any gent walking around in this cloak will be the envy of the event.

Dickensian Ladies Day dress in Paisley

Sometimes you find a fabric that makes the dress.  As I remember it, the client sent me shopping with something entirely different in mind but I had purchased a 1/4 yard of this fabric to show her because a swatch just was not going to communicate much about the yardage.  We looked at all the swatches together but we both loved this very busy fabric.  Boarder prints are so hard to find and when you do find them they offer such rich possibilities.

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