Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat quarter view
Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat front

Lined cloak with capelet used as a Victorian coat at Dickens Fair, ice skating and other Victorian wintry events.

Pattern: Butterick B5266. Pattern goes together well and has a nice look. Has modern shoulder seams instead of dropped shoulder seams, but that historical inaccuracy is hidden under capelet.
Changes made to pattern included adding a second set of buttons to balance out the front. Tacking each button loop at the triangle so buttons don't slide to the end. Bag lining the body and turning inside out through the pocket slit. Made lining slit after turned inside out by marking through the top fabric slit. Understitched most edges.

Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat skating Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat Dickens Fair

Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat red velveteen front

Red Coat

Red cotton velveteen coat with heavier black polyster satin lining, black braid, and black buttons. Cotton velveteen stretches and not as easy to sew as a more tightly woven fabric.

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Reproduction Mid-Victorian Cloak/Coat  blue corderoy front

Blue Coat

Blue no wale cotton corderoy coat with navy blue polyester satin lining, white braid, and white buttons.

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Completed: December 2009 for blue and December 2010 for red