I had the itch to sew today. (No whining - TGC will post) So I made this cloak because it was the perfect length of project for my attention span. It's *twice loved* meaning I recycled the fabric from a wool blanket I found at a thrift shop for $10 (oh and the clasp was about $5). And I thought, gee... for a fangurl on a tight budget this could find a new home. I mean, honestly, who goes around wearing cloaks and robes? So if you figure you're only lightly going to wear something maybe 2 or 3x/year, recycled robes might make sense. I'm only looking for $40 to cover my expenses and my time, plus postage, which I have no idea how much that will be, but I might be able to fit it into a flat rate box. Regardless, I don't believe in charging more for shipping than the actual cost, and I will also be at ZibitCon if you want me to bring it with me there.
The wool is very soft and comfortable. It has minor flaws like thining areas and some staining, but it's not obvious. I wouldn't have bought it if it was in bad shape. It passes the wool burn test (acrylic and polyester check). And if you know anything about sewing, it was cut on the bias for swishiness and to maximize the length and width. It's a little over a half circle, with a seam up the back. The edges are blanket sewn, and blend in. The bottom hem is unhemmed. Given the weave of this is wool, it's unlikely to fray. All the seams are sewn with encased French seams, for durability, and the collar sewn down with handstitching. The clasp is a (fake) gold filigree, but very nice.
It's quite long (originally cut at 50") and falls near my ankles (I'm 5'5"). I would recommend this for someone who is XS, S, to Medium.
First fangurl to email me at apollinawrites at gmail.com can have it.
More pics after the cut.( More pics after the cut )