Thunderbolt

Inverness cape pattern?

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Hi all,

I'm pretty bummed out right now. I have searched all over, and made a bunch of phone calls.

I still can;t find what I'm looking for: an Inverness cape/cloak pattern.

I've been reading up on sewing and have a machine and can sew reasonably well, but I need a pattern. I wouldn't think it would have been that difficult.

Can anyone help a brother out?

I've made patterns before, but this is a bit out of my league.

T.

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Google Empire Canvas.

Contact them.

Purchase pattern if they still sell.

Ach, tried that. something about "per XMTS tos" or something.

Thanks,

T.

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What the feck does Xmarks have to do with a business like Empire Canvas saying what they can't sell?

I guess you have to be an Xmarks member?

Load of bollocks.

OK. Plan two. Seach for Sherlock Holmes patterns. You'll turn up a lot hits. Some are junk. Look long enough and you will find some old patterns for a great coat like Sherlock wears. It is identical to an Inverness cape pattern.

Edited by Barley Bird

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Actually, I had it in my browser history.

http://www.harriets.com/victmens.htm

Here you go. Inverness pattern.

I am glad I could be of service where others failed.

Let me know if you need any further help. I am not bound by any silly agreements, and I am here to serve.

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What the feck does Xmarks have to do with a business like Empire Canvas saying what they can't sell?

Brother, I agree.

But I can't argue. Does no good.

T.

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Actually, I had it in my browser history.

http://www.harriets.com/victmens.htm

Here you go. Inverness pattern.

I am glad I could be of service where others failed.

Let me know if you need any further help. I am not bound by any silly agreements, and I am here to serve.

You rock Bro!

All I should have to do is leave off the sleeves.

I can do that.

Thanks!

Oh, wait, the cape and sleeves seem to be one piece. Would that be a terrible problem? I think maybe I could modify it. What do you think?

T.

EDIT: On second look, I seems like the cape is removed from the back view, on the right. It wouldn't make sense that the cape be part of the sleeves...No?

Edited by Thunderbolt

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Ah. The Victorian pattern is probably better for your purposes.

Actual garment and not a costume pattern. Just chop the sleeves and make sure you keep a long slit down one side for sporran access and what not. Also, add pockets and all number of modifications.

A wise idea would be to construct it out of cordura nylon. make it waterproof and comfortable.

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Harriet's looks like a fantastic site for those of us with a bent for historical clothing. Thanks for posting the link, Dread.

Oh, and when I talked to the fellow from Empire last month, he said he wasn't doing patterns because he had a queue of his regular products waiting for him to get to, and he couldn't take the time to draft the pattern.

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I realize this post is an older one but you may want to contact these people. They may be able to help you out with a pattern. If not you may at least get some ideas from the pictures. Don't let the name freak you out either. I saw these up close at the Bristol ren faire one year and I've wanted one ever since. Jsut can't afford it. Maybe witht he dark shadows movie coming out they will come back into style and we cna get them at "Hot Topics!" :rolleyes:

http://www.bodyhangings.com/

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