I wish these pictures did it justice. I bought the pattern for that Kinsale Cloak from Folkwear about 17 years ago, hoping to learn how to sew and eventually make it for my daughter. Well things being as they were, that never happened, but she never stopped wanting it. Kinsale cloaks have been worn in Ireland for hundreds of years, and I suppose they're popular at renaissance fairs now :)
Then I met Limor and not only is she cool as hell, she sews. So we contrived to give my daughter a huge Christmas surprise - I found some luscious black velvet and some beautiful deep jewel-toned teal satin for the lining, shipped it and the pattern out to Limor, and she worked her magic! We had it in time for Christmas, and my daughter couldn't have been more thrilled or surprised by it. Sometimes she just lays it over herself in her bed, and other times she wears it to walk down the street. She likes to be different and has never concerned herself with fashion trends; just likes what she likes. Also, she doesn't mind showing her face online, unlike me ;) So there she is - I wish the pictures could do this beautiful creation justice, but you're going to have to trust me - this thing is absolutely luscious and absolutely beautiful. For a beautiful girl.