For the first time since I launched While Shepherds Watched, I am delighted to announce a new costume – Kings Cloaks. Keeping to the While Shepherds Watched ethos of simple, comfortable costumes, our King’s costume is a regal cloak in a choice of three colours. The fabric is beautiful 100% Cotton velvet, which of course is Organic and Fairtrade Certified.
The Cloaks have a stand up collar, and fasten at the neck with ‘hook and loop’ (like Velcro). This makes them easy for a child to put on, and also safe (if someone pulls the back of the cloak, or steps on it, the cloak will unfasten safely rather than pulling tight around the neck). They are decorated with gold braid around all of their edges.
The cloaks are One Size, and will simply have a longer fit on a smaller child. The length is approximately 75 cm. The shoulders are gently shaped to avoid too much heavy fabric swamping the wearer. The ‘King’ can then chose what to wear underneath the Cloak, either one of our Tunics or just plain trousers and top.