Irish Kinsale Cloak 18" Doll Clothes

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The cloak is one of the most enduring of outer garments throughout history. The use of scarlet cloth for hooded cloaks in the 18th century was so popular in Britain and and it's American colonies that they became considered a traditional British garment for both men and women during this time. While visiting the countryside in Oxfordshire in 1750, Madame du Bocage noted: 'People of this class have their houses well furnished, are well-dressed and eat well; the poorest country girls drink tea, have bodices of chintz, straw hats on the heads and scarlet cloaks upon their shoulders'.

The Kinsale Cloak is a traditional Irish cloak. This PDF Pattern features a drawstring hood that provides ample room for the taller hairstyles that were popular in the late 18th century.

 

Supplies Needed:

Cloak:
-1 yard of 45-inch wide or 1/2 yard of 60-inch wide lightweight woven fabrics such as wool flannel, wool crepe, cotton, cotton blends, linen, velveteen, or silk.  Not suitable for knits.
Lining:
- 1 yard of 45-inch wide or 1/2 yard of 60-inch wide lightweight woven fabrics such as wool flannel, wool crepe, cotton, cotton blends, linen, suit lining, or silk.  Not suitable for knits.
Trim (optional):
- 6 yards 1/4-inch ribbon
- middy braid, or soutache braid
Closures:  1 yard of 1/4-inch wide ribbon for the drawstring on the hood. 1- 3/4-inch decorative hook closure.  
Skill Level:  Beginner;  This is a relatively easy pattern, suitable for those with limited sewing experience. 

 

What You Get: One 13 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces.  A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

 

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MC
01/08/2016
Maclore C.

Great

I combined this cloak with the short gown pattern from the same designer for a complete wardrobe. Very easy pattern and beautiful results. I made a second, unlined version of the cloak without the hood (but with the collar) and that came out beautifully as well. Now my daughter's doll has a "winter cloak" and and "spring cloak". Thank you!

JK
11/13/2015
James K.

The cloak turned out beautiful.

The cloak turned out beautiful. I added some length to the cloak so as to cover rest of gown. My God Daughter loved the cloak and waiting for the gown to be finished. I enjoy the look on her face when she see's the completed outfit! Thanks for all the great patterns you design!

G
04/24/2015
Georgianne

Kinsale cloak

Great design. Easy to sew and turned out beautifully.

VT
03/02/2015
Vicki T.

Glad I got the pattern.

Glad I got the pattern. Very easy to make and results were lovely!