05 May 2012

Going Dutch II: More Pattern Pondering

Here is an extant cloak that belonged to Don Garcia d'Medici. Known as a "capotto" (a term still used in Italian to refer to an overcoat, see my earlier point about being the pea coat of it's day) it is of essentially the same style and shape as a so-called "Dutch" cloak.

For another costumer's thoughts on the making of a cloak like this, I encourage you to check out Katerina's Purple Files for a much more ornate cloak than I intend to make here.  I especially admire her handmade frog closures: http://katerina.purplefiles.net/Dafydd/DFL_Capotto1.html

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