Elizabethan Full Circle Cloak

Created as a Pelican cloak for Master Corun McAnndra upon his elevation to that Order. Based on the full circle court cloak pattern from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion, c.1560-1620 using a pattern already drafted by Master Robert Bedingfield. Fabrics were purchased at Outer fabric is the same black cotton velveteen used in the Elizabethan Loose Gown for Isobel. Lining fabric and trim is a shot silk dupioni in kelly green and white, to created the iced shimmery feel. Trim was a strip of the lining fabric used to wrap the raw edges of the front and collar as was often done in period. The cloak clasps were purchased from Drachenstein Treasures to add the emblem of the Order of the Pelican to the cloak.

Front of Cloak as seen closed at the neck.
The gold cording is used to wear the cloak slung across the back in fine 16th century court fashion.

Corun's cloak

Front and back view of cloak worn in the court style.
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Corun was indeed surprised by both his elevation and the cloak, and I love that he wears it all the time for court occasions.


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