1778-1779, British Museum 1935,0522.1.65
...this yellow cloak. I love the color combination and fur trim. Given the way the fabric rests around her shoulders, I think it's a capelet, similar to what a men's cloak would feature, and not a typical lady's cloak hood.
The angle of this 1786 Ann Lewis illustration is a good model for draping the capelet. And I love the color combination.
This 1781 cloak features a slightly more dramatic capelet.
But I could just chicken out and make a fur-trimmed hood, like this 1758 cloak shows.
Moving forward, I'd like to make this 1804 oversized muff
someday...which could probably double as a throw pillow.
Images two-six found via Pinterest.
I've always loved that yellow and red winter ensemble! MAKE IT! It's currently 6 below zero where I am, and I'm contemplating wearing my short cloak around the house so you know you'll find an excuse to wear it :)ReplyDelete
Yes, I will...thank you!Delete
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it actually is a hood! if you look at garsault's diagram for cutting a "pelisse", it includes a hood. the ladies of the margaret hunter millinery shop made one a few years ago. if you look for "18th century pelisse" you should be able to find more info on them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lead!!Delete