Hooded Cape, Cape, Mantle, Cardinal, Cloak are all names in use for a outerwear garment that usually is semi-circular and without sleeves. This one is not semi-circular but a rectangle with curved edges. Very little is known about this provenance of this garment. It was featured in DAR Museum’s exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution.
Patterns are printed on 20lb weight paper, with multiple sizes each uniquely color-coded on the pattern. Includes documentation, photographs, drawings, and sewing instructions focusing on period construction methods, but can be sewn using modern sewing machine methods. The person who buys any one of these patterns can be confident that the pattern shapes are period correct which allows the individual the option to be as period correct in sewing techniques and construction as he or she wishes to be.