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.
American Duchess ethics-
More American Duchess:
Nicole is also secretly a TikTok star:
Were feet actually smaller back then?
Free cape pattern PDF download:
Other CosTubers who have followed this pattern (if you’d like some different body type examples!):
Noelle (Costuming Drama):
Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen:
Morgan Donner (showcased in the beginning):
Wool broadcloth (3 yds) – Burnley & Trowbridge
Silk taffeta lining (“soft gold” color, which seems to be discontinued at the moment) (3 yds) – Burnley & Trowbridge
Black and white silk threads – Steinlauf & Stoller, NYC
Hooks and eyes (2 pairs) – Steinlauf & Stoller, NYC
OTHER USEFUL TOOLS:
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-Clear 18-inch ruler:
-Steel-headed straight pins:
-Every size & weight needle you will probably ever need:
-My most favorite (& stupidly fiddly) #10 sharps, the tiniest needles:
-Ye Trusty Olde 8” shears (tartan ribbon not included):
-Those wee bird snips that literally everyone seems to have:
-(But I’ve also just found these that are a unicorn and I am severely tempted; I should not be trusted with Amazon:
Video footage shot on the Sony ZV1 (
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro.
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(All music is from 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