It matches the red flowers in the curtain fabric perfectly!
It's the right color and the right fiber content - 100% wool - but upon further research I discovered that gabardine as a weave was not invented until 1879, which puts it 100 years too late for my 18th Century cloak. Boo. It had two out of the three!
Oh well. My 2 yds of 60" wide gabardine is now for sale, along with several more fabrics from my stash:
|Some of these are free!|