I am the presumptious newbe joining the challenge. I am thinking of doing a coat/cloak. I have seen a certain model on a sculpture of Tilman Riemenschneider. I will rent the book (if the libarary has it available) and then post a picture. I am contemplating embroidering the inside of the hood. which is not really just a hood. It can be let down (indeed it will most like likely be down most of teh time) and then it covers the shoulders. my biggest Authenticicy (sp?) concern is, I saw these kinds of cloak so far only on male figurines, but I want to make it for me... O.o. Thank you for having me.