OUTERWEAR


WOMEN'S CLOTHING
~~ Gowns & Jackets
~~ Shifts, Petticoats, Jumps
~~ Outerwear
~~ Other Garments (aprons, caps, neckhandkerchiefs, &c)

~~ Infant Clothing

~~ Jewelry

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Short Cloak

Experienced reenactresses prefer a short cloak to any other historically accurate cold-weather outer-layer. This warm but practical garment of thick, fulled wool melton is 29-30" long, to just cover your torso without impeding use of your hands, is cut in a generous half circle like the surviving original full-length cloaks, and features a versatile stand-up/lie-down collar to keep the drafts from your neck.

As no known original short cloaks survive, ours is based on the best available data from period images and from extant long cloaks. It is unlined, with raw edges which require no hem, it has a double thickness collar and closes with sturdy tape ties through a casing in the neckline. One size fits all women and most girls.


short cloak collar detail


neckline and collar detail


$70.00

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Mantelet

Mantelet, based on the example in Fitting&Proper, but cut to a more practical length in front, silk taffeta, fully lined with silk. No price or photo yet.



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Note: Petticoats, bedgowns, jackets, wrappers, gowns and cloaks can also be made for you in 100% wool worsted or in 100% silk taffeta. Contact us for color availability and price estimates.

We can make any 18th century style you desire, as elaborate and elegant as you wish. Please visit the Portrait gallery on my website to see some examples of high-style garments I have made. Please be aware that, in order to have the proper look, high-fashion garments will require personal fittings here in my shop, or with one of my sempstresses.
[I have fitting-assistants in New York and Nova Scotia for your convenience.]



WOMEN'S CLOTHING
~~ Gowns & Jackets
~~ Shifts, Petticoats, Jumps
~~ Outerwear
~~ Other Garments (aprons, caps, neckhandkerchiefs, &c)

~~ Infant Clothing

~~ Jewelry



Online Documentation of short cloak:
  1. "The Knowing One Taken In", engraving c. 1760




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