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I Made an Edwardian Wrap Cape…and American Duchess Made Shoes to Match!



Preorder for the American Duchess autumn 2020 styles (including the Bernadette!) is now open through 4 September, 2020! They’re giving everyone $20 off the full price during this time; after that, shoes will be available as stock allows, and depending on popularity may or may not be reordered again in future. https://www.americanduchess.com/collections/new

American Duchess ethics-
Environment: https://www.americanduchess.com/pages/environmental-policy
Sourcing: https://www.americanduchess.com/pages/sourcing-policy

More American Duchess:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanduchess/
Website: https://www.americanduchess.com/

More Nicole:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silk_and_buckram/
Nicole is also secretly a TikTok star: https://www.tiktok.com/@cloche_call?lang=en
Were feet actually smaller back then? https://www.tiktok.com/@cloche_call/video/6860242800236137734?lang=en

RESOURCES:
Free cape pattern PDF download: https://www.patreon.com/posts/welcome-heres-35479363

Other CosTubers who have followed this pattern (if you’d like some different body type examples!):
Noelle (Costuming Drama): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6xcI5mC9Wk
Kacy Burchfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTXcy4Mi79M
lil’ rummager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bDOYqmKr1Y
LizCapism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmurGT4mk1s
Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcFrNYGu68
Morgan Donner (showcased in the beginning): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pE_nrHKd58

MATERIALS USED:

Wool broadcloth (3 yds) – Burnley & Trowbridge https://burnleyandtrowbridge.com/collections/woolens-broadcloth-coatings/products/6547-black-fine-broadcloth
Silk taffeta lining (“soft gold” color, which seems to be discontinued at the moment) (3 yds) – Burnley & Trowbridge https://burnleyandtrowbridge.com/collections/silk
Black and white silk threads – Steinlauf & Stoller, NYC
Hooks and eyes (2 pairs) – Steinlauf & Stoller, NYC

OTHER USEFUL TOOLS:
(Please know that these are affiliate links)
-Clear 18-inch ruler: https://amzn.to/2DIdRrh
-Steel-headed straight pins: https://amzn.to/2ByJUaQ
-Every size & weight needle you will probably ever need: https://amzn.to/2Sd76R7
-My most favorite (& stupidly fiddly) #10 sharps, the tiniest needles: https://amzn.to/2SaZEGf
-Ye Trusty Olde 8” shears (tartan ribbon not included): https://amzn.to/2DXkUft
-Those wee bird snips that literally everyone seems to have: https://amzn.to/2zu9vzY
-(But I’ve also just found these that are a unicorn and I am severely tempted; I should not be trusted with Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KvXGgX)
-Flexicurve: https://amzn.to/2DG9OvA
-French Curve: https://amzn.to/2RWzWVJ

Video footage shot on the Sony ZV1 (https://amzn.to/2CD1tJK).
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Portals to Other Realms:
Instagram, for real-time progress: http://www.instagram.com/bernadettebanner (@bernadettebanner)
Patreon, for more vloggish and bloggish content: https://www.patreon.com/bernadettebanner
Prints & merch of design sketches: https://www.redbubble.com/people/bertiebanner/shop

For ***BUSINESS ENQUIRIES*** please contact my representation at:
bernadettebanner@lighthouseagents.com
(BUSINESS-RELATED correspondence is handled here. Messages do not reach me directly.)
Due to current ongoing project commitments, requests for dressmaking commissions, individual research or project consultation are not considered at this time.

Music:
(All music is from http://epidemicsound.com unless otherwise specified.)
‘Simple Pleasantries’ by Arthur Benson
‘Incidental Encounters’ by Arthur Benson
‘Lightdrops’ by Peter Sandberg
‘Storytellers’ by Francis Wells
‘A Story Unfolds’ by Francis Wells
‘Night Walk’ by Gavin Luke
‘Silent Approval’ by Howard Harper-Barnes

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