Cloak Finished!

It is done, or nearly done. I ended up not putting on the shoulder cape at all. I also hand stitched black twill tape around the front edge to prevent it from unraveling. I may also add it around the bottom if it looks like it needs it. The clasp is inaccurate for the...

Cloak in Process

With the comments, help on Ravelry and from various e-mail lists and via phone I finally decided how to sew the cloak fabric together. I used a figure 8 stitch while holding the fabric right sides together. Then I flattened the seams and pressed them. These 2 pictures...

Cloak Problems, Need Suggestions

Today I started laying out the cloak pattern. Because my fabric is so much narrower than normal I cut a long piece of muslin to 24 inches to match my fabric and then pieced together the cloak pattern out of that. I cut the muslin and laid it out on my Black Welsh...

The Cloak – Pattern Testing

The whole reason I have Black Welsh Mountain Sheep is because I wanted a traditional medieval Black Welsh cloak. While most folks would go buy a cloak or at best buy fabric and make one I did things a bit differently. I bought the sheep, bought a spinning wheel,...

Sheep Maternity Wear

Ovine Fashion icon OogieM held her spring fashion show with her line of maternity coats for the well dressed ewe. Last years’ patchwork has given way to this years new bright red color. Contrasting black stitching is a nice detail. Coats are being made in the...