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This is not a printed pattern. This is a digital download. You will receive links to several files immediately after ordering. You will receive several files in letter size: How to Print, the front and back cover, and the sewing instructions. You will also receive a link to several A0 size files: View A Cape, View B Mantle, and View C Large Muff. You will be able to print just the View you want. The A0 size files are meant to be printed by a copy shop or on a home printer by tiling them using the "poster" option in Adobe Acrobat. Here is a link to instructions on how to use this option on the Adobe help page.​Pattern #135 - In one size fits most

Ladies Late Georgian/Regency Cape with Hood, Long or Short Length,Mantle with Optional Straight or Pleated Hood in Two Lengths, and Muff with Muff Cover 1750-1815

The cape and mantle were copied from originals in the author's collection. All Views are one size fits all. View A is a hooded cloak. The hood is pleated at the back and attached to the body of the cape with a neck band which is piped. The Cloak body is (optionally) piped all the way around and is fully lined with complementary fabric. The lining may be quilted or omitted for an unlined cloak. The Cloak can be kept closed with a ribbon tie. The Cloak is cartridge pleated to the neck band. It can be trimmed with self fabric or purchased trim, or left plain. View B is a mantle which can be made shorter or longer and has long extensions (lappets) at the front. The Mantle has a short and longer option at center back. View B can be made with has a straight hood, or a pleated hood like View A. The mantle can also be made with no hood at all. View B can be lined or unlined and has an optional neck ruffle and can otherwise be trimmed with self or purchased trim, or left plain. For instance, it can be trimmed all the way around or just down the front. The trim can be self ruffles, purchased trim, fringe, fur, or swans-down (Marabou). The mantle can close with a ribbon tie. View C is a medium size muff which can be stuffed with wool roving, batting, or down. There are two muff covers; either a plain edge or ruffled edge. The muff cover is removable so that several can be made to match different outfits. The muff has an optional interior pocket. The muff can be trimmed like the cape or cloak or can be entirely covered with fur.The instructions include how to make period pinch pleat trim.


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135 Ladies' Georgian/Regency Cape, Mantle, and Muff

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