Monday, 3 August 2015

McCalls 4139 Cloak!

First things first, a big wave to anyone who's made it over here from GeekOut South West.  For those of you who don't know, GeekOut South West is a site dedicated to all things geeky and last week they featured an interview with various BathLARPers, of which I was one.  Interview can be found here!

In the meantime, I have been sewing some actual larp kit (in between fruit foraging and jam making.  Jam is taking over my life...  Halp!).  First up I have a new cloak for Nemesis to show off.

My Squire decided she needed a new cloak as the old one had a tendency to slide back and choke her over the course of the day.

Hardcore Squire

 It's navy fleece, unlined and my usual McCalls 4139.  We did take about 12 inches off the bottom to make sure it was the right length, but other than that it was a very quick sew.

Slightly less hardcore Squire...
 Hopefully Wizard Nemesis will be toasty warm and dry now.  On Thursday I have a flouncy cape to show off.  See you then!


  1. Hi Louisa - Thanks for the shout out! I've just gotten back from Kitacon, so catching up with all that's happened ^_^

    That's a really wonderful cloak! Glad to see another piece has gone well. Hmm, it's interesting that you're using a McCalls pattern. I recently started buying some Burda patterns. Do you find much difference on the patterns between companies?

    1. I have to admit a soft spot for this particular pattern. My brown fleece cloak for my first character was one of the first things I sewed and I still love it!

      As for pattern companies, I find most of McCalls/Simplicity/New Look etc to be pretty similar (though the McCalls directions tend to read most sensibly to me). I'm more wary of the smaller companies these days. Reconstructing History patterns are not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. That said, Folkwear patterns are ace and well worth the cost :)

    2. There's something very satisfying looking about it. It's a relatively simple design, but it simply looks brilliant. Helps that you've got the know how :P!

      I've used free patterns from the internet before, which have worked out a charm, although I've yet to make anything historical. I might have to give it a shot at some point! Still, I'm now starting to collect my own set of patterns, hurrah!

      Next week is a week off work for me, so I'll be making several different items and hopefully posting about them over on GeekOut!


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