Model stands in the snow against a stone wall.  She wears a red plaid 1840s dress with a black wool cape and holds a fur muff
Model sits on dead brown grass and leans against a large headstone.  She wears a black silk 1860s dress with a black wool cape
A photo collage shows two views of a black wool cape on a model.  The model stands in a cemetery
A close-up shows two frog closures on a black wool cape worn by a model.  The model holds a red rose.
A graphic shows two original capes from 1847 and 1854
A close-up shows a wide fringe around the bottom edge of a black wool cape
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Marmee's Cloak (1845-1860)

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Be your own Mrs. March was in this high-quality, historically accurate mid-Victorian cloak.  Whether you are an attendee at an event, a historical reenactor, an actress in theatre, or an avid admirer of Alcott's works, this cloak will make you feel like the comforting, guiding figure that Marmee played in her girls' lives!

This cloak will keep you warm at a Dickens' Fair this winter and is the perfect addition to your history-bounding wardrobe.  Whatever your need, this historically accurate cape is based off an extant fashion plate from 1847 and an extant pattern for a talma from 1854. 

When you purchase a made-to-order item, you get the cloak of your dreams by choosing the fabric and trim from the drop-down options.  Contact us through the “Custom Orders” page if you would like to discuss additional fabric and customization options that are not available on this listing.

As a custom piece, this item is professionally handmade at my Texas (USA) studio and order fulfillment takes 10-12 weeks. Please see the website header for a current estimate on the month your order will be shipped to you. Shipping within the U.S. is FREE for all orders over $50.

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ALL THE DETAILS

This cloak is a one-size-fits-all item.

The cape features:

  • wool OR wool/poly blend fabric
  • 100% cotton flannel or silk habotai lining
  • frog closures
  • fringe around the bottom edge (optional)

The cape length measurement is 33.5" from back neck to back hem.

Feel free to contact us through the "Custom Orders" page if you wish to provide your own fabric or you have a different color in mind than the ones shown.  

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     CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    Due to the wool content, this cape is dry clean only. A warm iron can be used on the cape. All items are prewashed and preshrunk. Seller is not responsible for any allergic reactions to the detergent used in prewashing.

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