Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Cloak Making The Elandria Way by Elandria Cloak Making The Elandria Way by Elandria
UPDATED AGAIN!! PDF & JPG version now in a zip file as people have experienced issues viewing the pdf :hug: Thanks for your patience!

:D I hope this is helpful to anybody who wishes to make their own cloak or variations thereof....

any problems/comments etc please note me or leave a comment here :) Feedback is useful but please remember this is only my way.... and by no means a definitive guide in the art of making cloaks.... ;P

May the gods of LARP and RenFaires smile down upon you all :blowkiss:

:heart: Elandria :heart:

COPYRIGHT ELANDRIA BROUGHTON-SHEARD 2004 - 2011
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2008-09-26
Cloak Making The Elandria Way by `Elandria is a easy to follow tutorial that will teach you in an uncomplicated way how to create a simple costume cloak .I am sure this will come in handy for any seasonal celebration or themed character venue. ( Featured by znow-white )
:iconpeter-pools:
Peter-pools Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
And you look fabulous in it!
Reply
:iconsteave1425:
steave1425 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a great tut. Thanks for making. :)
Reply
:iconaerrowshapiro:
AerrowShapiro Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Will look into it.
Reply
:iconpeaceislife:
PeaceIsLIfe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where is the file?
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is a download link for the zip file on the right hand side of the preview image (near to the "add to faves" button)
Reply
:iconbuffybabe86:
buffybabe86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Wonderful tutorial!  If I am making a cloak that does not require a hood, can this tutorial be modified at all? 
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep simply finish the neckline without adding the hood :)
Reply
:iconlight-lein:
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice cloak, I'm also going to try your pattern. Do you think a fabric with a width of 1.4m is also big enough? Couldn't find any wider ones. 
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You can always do a central back seam quite easily to get more width, just depends on personal taste.  :)
Reply
:iconlight-lein:
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought about that, I'll look if it still looks oké, otherwise I won't fold the fabric but make the central seam. I let you know when I'm finished! 
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please do! I love to see how others interpret the pattern! :D
Reply
:iconlight-lein:
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm halfway at the moment, broke the needle and didn't know how to repare but finally found out :P.. tomorrow I'm going to make the hood ;).
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Doh! :XD: Yer breaking your needle is not much fun! Glad to hear you got it fixed! Good luck with the hood :)
Reply
:iconlight-lein:
Light-Lein Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finished it! Only it was a bit too thick and heavy to wear, guess my fabric was like that but I still folded it. I'm glad I made it more as a try out (bought really cheap fabric) so now I know what fabric to use. I only forgot to make a picture, now it is somewere in a box. I'm moving but don't remember in which one I put it. If I find it I'll still show you ;).
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Always worth experimenting with the weight before you sew it together, won't be the first time somethings been made that turns out to be really heavy lol I've done it myself :)
Reply
:iconjezahnaart:
JezahnaART Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm making one of these cloaks :) I finished the main body and right now I'm working on the hood, I also got material yesterday to make a gold cloak too :D
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great :D
Reply
:iconnelianens:
NeliaNens Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconjane-anguisette:
Jane-Anguisette Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Don't know why its taken so long for me to find this. The instructions are crystal clear and I have admired the cloak since I first saw it in your stock years ago. Luckily I have a bolt of suitable material tucked away (slightly heavier weight than that which you used), so I downloaded your instructions last night. I have measured it all up already and marked the material out. Today comes the cutting - wish me luck, knock on wood !

IF it all works out, I'll post a photo of it here (acknowledging all your help, of course.) Also if it works I might try to make a lined version.

Again, many thanks for posting the instructions and I just wish I had found them 3 or 4 years ago.

Hugs, Jane
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aaww well I hope it all works out for you :D You can always do a single layer if your fabric is a heavier weight, that will cut your sewing time in half :D

Good luck!
Reply
:iconsufferingartist:
SufferingArtist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the cloak looks awesome! I can't seem to find the tutorial though...
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
You need to hit "download" on the right hand side menu by where the "fave" button is :) That will download a zip file to your comp which you then need to open to get the tutorial :)
Reply
:iconsufferingartist:
SufferingArtist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconlinstock:
Linstock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thanks. My partner is a historical reinactor and this may be useful. I appreciate the generousity you show by shareing.
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Its a pleasure!
Reply
:iconrawrersful:
rawrersful Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
So, it's not showing. How do you open it?
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
You need to download the zip file and extract the tutorial from it once its downloaded. (There is a JPG or PDF version in the zip file you can use)
Reply
:iconrawrersful:
rawrersful Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
So do you right click it?
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
No you need to click on the link in the right hand menu next to the preview to download the zip file.
Reply
:iconrawrersful:
rawrersful Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Oooh...thank you~
Sorry for my ignorance XD
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
Reply
:iconfishifishy:
fishifishy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! Thank you!!
Your hood pattern will save me, I swear! I'll always wanted to walk around in a cloak...

Thanks so much!!!
:D
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh hope it worked out ok for you!!
Reply
:iconfishifishy:
fishifishy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm still working on it ^^
Reply
:iconkishaniyami:
Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student
I really wish my friends would LARP. It'd be friggin awesome. Ah well. I'll probably make one of these cloaks anyway!
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yer I kinda miss doing LARP too... :nod:
Reply
:iconkishaniyami:
Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student
I've never done one but I really want to!
Reply
:iconmxgirl199:
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I've never found any easy ways to make a cloak. This is super helpful. I'll let you know when I use it. :)
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem!! Hope the tutorial makes sense!! :D
Reply
:iconageminianachronism:
AGeminiAnachronism Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Thank you so much for this! When I get the proper amount of material I fully intend to try this out.
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Let me know how it goes!
Reply
:iconbillymarie:
billymarie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
unfortunately, my computer is taking forever to download, but I can't wait to use your tutorial, your cloaks look amazing.
just a quick question, what fabric would you suggest that is warm, but still drapes well? I would like to make a cloak that will be worn in about 40 degree F weather
Reply
:iconbillymarie:
billymarie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
sorry, I did not realize I'd posted twice...
Reply
:iconbillymarie:
billymarie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
great tute!
just a quick question, what fabric would you suggest that is warm, but still drapes well? I would like to make a cloak that will be worn in about 40 degree F weather
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wool or linen mix or fleece :) Or just double up on layers.
Reply
:iconracoonalinn:
Racoonalinn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The gods of role playing will love you forever!
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
:giggle: Cool :D Thats not a bad thing!
Reply
:iconracoonalinn:
Racoonalinn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I have an idea, now if only my overly helpful loved ones would BUTT out for this project xD
Reply
:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
September 7, 2006
File Size
19.1 MB
Thumb

Stats

Views
56,854 (5 today)
Favourites
1,001 (who?)
Comments
366
Downloads
7,847
×