Our local SCA site has recently become a barony. I volunteered to make the baronial cloaks. And boy was I sorry that I did. They are raw silk and quite large. I have a personal standard with re-enactment garb to not have any machine sewing visible on the outside. So I hand hemmed them. They were the longest hems in.the.world. each is a bit more that a semi-circle. I’m a reasonably speedy at hand sewing. Each green hem took over three hours. I sewed the cream lining with a blind hem on the machine.
But I am happy with how they turned out. Modelled by my people. With Alfie the cat.