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From surplices to copes and everything in between
KitnRose
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Date: 1/20/07 3:33 PM

My DH2B's on the road to ordination within the Episcople Church and I'm working on his very first cassock and surplice. The cassock pattern is butterick 6844 and surplice is being copied from one the Church has. I've already been asked if I'd be willing to make more as a side job. I said I'd think about it depending on how these come together but I'm leaning towards saying yes. I'm really enjoying the work and they're willing to pay a living wage for them so perhaps ... but whether or not I do, I think I'll be sewing liturgical garb and vestments for DH2B for a long time. So does anyone else have experience in this area? Book, website, pattern, etc recommendations? I'd love to hear suggestions and see your work. :)

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Date: 1/20/07 4:50 PM

Kit, from memory Gorgeous Things have sewn a few vestments.

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Date: 1/20/07 8:03 PM

KitnRose, I used to do a little of this kind of work myself. I have a book called Making Eucharistic Vestments on a Limited Budget by Linda C. Hall that is helpful. Covers chasubles of different forms, stoles, cope, dalmatic, tunicle, etc. Most of this stuff is simple geometric forms (not the surplices and cassocks, but there are patterns available for those)

Don't know if it is still available, but I can bring it to St. Matt's or to ETA Dallas if you would like to borrow it.

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Date: 1/20/07 8:43 PM

Thank you, Robyn!!! I'll be at 2nd service tomorrow and the week after so if that works for the hand-off, I'd be immensely greatful. I'm especially liking the "limited budget" part of the book title.

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Kit
"Never underestimate the power of the right dress!" - drsue
"Hyu gots to know how to sveet tok de costumers, dollink" - Girl Genius, 11-24-08

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Date: 1/21/07 2:25 PM

I have some information that I photocopied from an OLD book. If you don't find what you need, PM me and I maybe I can mail you some instructions.

I haven't made any garmets, but have thought about it. I'm more interested in the handwork embelishment.

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Date: 1/21/07 2:34 PM

I've been thinking of making vestments and alter sets. DH is an AF Chaplain but he is retiring and returning to the church and I think this would be a good option for me to make a little extra money.

Any resourses or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Are there any websites that have appropriate machine embroidery patterns?

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Date: 1/21/07 4:22 PM

You may find appropriate designs in Embroidery Library's has religious designs. Designs

They also have instructions for a religious stole.

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Date: 1/21/07 5:50 PM

I am an Episcopal priest and I have made several things, including linens for the Altar (always a wonderful gift for a new priest). Most of my books on this topic are at the office so I will post titles tomorrow.

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Date: 1/22/07 1:31 PM

Here are a few resources:

VESTMENTS FOR ALL SEASONS by Barbara Dee Baumgarten--this is the ultimate resource in planning, designing and sewing liturgical vestments. If you get one book for making vestments, this would be the one. It has patterns (well, you have to scale them up) for chasubles, stoles, etc. and usual dimensions of things. It also includes the church year colors for easy reference.

THE PATCHWORK PILGRIMAGE by Jill Liddell--wonderful designs and uses of symbols, colors, etc. for coordinated vestments, Altar hangings, etc. There are sewing instructions in the back.

DESIGNING ECCLESIASTICAL STITCHED TEXTILES by Beryl Dean. Wonderful resource for design details, color blending. Beautiful book of beautiful work!

SEWING CHURCH LINENS, revised edition, by Elizabeth Morgan. Everything you wanted to know about sewing liturgical linens from Fair Linen to Purificators. This is an excellent resource and includes dealing with stains, ironing, etc. for church linens.

Then there are some resources regarding embroidery designs for liturgical vestments and hangings:

CHURCH EMBROIDERY by Beryl Dean
ENGLISH CHURCH EMBROIDERY by Mary Schoeser (I purchased this in England so it may not be available here)
DECORATIVE ALPHABET AND INITIALS, copyright free for artists and designers, editedd by Alexander Nesbitt

BANNERS WITHOUT WORDS by Jill Knuth

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Date: 1/22/07 3:58 PM

I found a website that has a lot of information including resourses and some instructions.

Sew Church

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