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Stephanie Brennan
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« on: October 19, 2015, 03:22:00 PM »

     I have an older cape dating to the later part of the 1800's.  The cape is half lined so it encompasses the hand slits  and approximately 5 inches below the slit.  Is this acceptable in the 1860's period?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 05:31:36 AM »

Do you have pictures? Often late 19th-century capes are cut in many gores and give a tulip shape, especially when combined with a high flared collar. They may also be cut to define and square the shoulders. It's a very distinctive look and not at all 1860s. But if it's a simpler style that hangs very smoothly, particularly if the pieces are few, it might work.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 03:31:13 AM »

Do you mean "Is it acceptable to wear the cape?" or "Is it acceptable to half-line a cape in this way?"
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 04:44:37 PM »

   Sorry-   to 1/2 line a cape for the 1860's?
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