Dragon*Con - Wendi's Wizard Cloak

>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010

If I lived in the world of Harry Potter this is exactly the cloak I would wear. I showed the start of the work on it here. Now it's just about done - it just needs some topstitching to help hold the layers in place.
I love the pattern on pattern. I'm going to be wearing it with a patterned shirt, too. The outside of the cloak is pieced black fabrics - anything I could find that was black or dark gray - velvet, narrow and wide corduroy, some gorgeous flocked sort of fabric with a baroque swirly pattern, jacquard and patterned cottons. I'd guess about 2/3 of the squares are straight-up cottons and the rest are "fancy" fabrics. The lining is a beautiful brocade. Now Jo wants one too - but I told her she has to wait until after Dragon*Con.

For anyone interested this sort of thing - I used Simplicity 9887 (view D) with no changes. Good pattern.


tanita davis August 19, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

Oooh! As much as I like the lining, and LOVE the outside. Is that heavy enough to wear in the autumn as a regular cloak? Can it be waterproofed?

Wendi August 19, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

Thanks Tanita! The outside is my favorite part too - though I love the pattern overload you get when you see the lining too. It's definitely heavy - I'm guessing it weighs at least 10 pounds - and I'm hoping to wear it some this fall. I don't know about waterproofing - I've never tried that before - but it IS machine wash-and-dryable.

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