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Fitted cloaks involve some tailoring, because in some part they a shaped to fit the body, usually around the shoulders.
I don't like these cloacks with curved sholder seams, all the pattern companies sell them and they are nice 19th century "Opera" style cloaks but they are not
To wear this cloak the front third is gathered and belted to the waist but the back is best left un belted and free to flow as all good cloaks shouldthis is the pattern for this cloak showing the threequarter nature of it, the lower half is the traditional cut with the slit for the arms cut in the fabric. Now I like to cut this out in a different way, the top half ot thei pattern is my way, I use a seam from the neck to the apex of the sholder (sholder seam) and then another to the top of the arm slit. doing this means the cloak is made of smaller peices and gives you more pattern options.
This is my favourite way to cut out the back
And here is the front
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2006 March 28