Sometimes I wear pieces of my medieval costumes outside of reenactments. Medieval cloaks, in particular, often see the artificial lights of the modern world. The cloaks work wonderfully in rainy weather because they keep me dry from head to toe.
I’m sewing a new cloak for an upcoming battle. I’ve decided to go with a basic circle cloak pattern with an attached hood because it gives the most coverage. I will be deviating slightly from traditional medieval cloaks by raising the hem. A typical cloak goes all the way to the floor, but I’m sick of washing mud out of my hems. I’ll be shortening the cloak to hit just above my ankles instead.
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