Despite the many, wonderful and varied costumes that we create here at Midnight Costume Services it is always the Historical Costumes that excite me the most. There is a certain amount of Indiana Jones-ing to be done with the Patterns as I hunt for resources hidden in my studio Library and across the internet, which is always enjoyable!
This Commission was for a 3 Musketeers Cloak, inspired by the BBC TV Series…
This Cloak is secretly super cool, as you can un-button and re-button the side seams to create sleeves, or a cloak! Wicked, right?
I actually have this Pattern among my historical resources so all I had to do was locate, scale up and re-size for my Client. Above on the left you can see another version of the Pattern, with an extant example , and on the right is my Pattern.
This was a time consuming but relatively simple make to be honest, I made and lined each piece separately, made over 60 Button Holes and sewed on over 60 Buttons. The Collar was added in so my Client could wear the Cloak in a variety of ways, including off the shoulder.
I used a really beautiful Midnight Blue soft, drapey wool with matching lining and Brass effect Buttons.
For such a simple Pattern I was absurdly pleased with the results!