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Orphrey banding on a gothic chasuble 
Help, I can't figure out how to do the shoulder seams for the Orphrey banding on a chasuble. My chasuble is one complete piece of fabric and does not have …

Alb pattern 
The alb pattern has a hood. Is it possible to make the alb without the hood?

Habits... 
I'm looking for a pattern for a plain hooded habit suitable for a Franciscan order (order of the "Companions of Jesus"). No capuche or Scapular! I need …

vestment lace 
Where can I find lace to replace some worn lace that has been inserted into the hem and sleeves of an alb?

Weaving fabric for a deacon's stole 
I plan to weave the fabric for a deacon's stole in silk. I need to know how wide and how long I should make the material. Is there anything else that …

stole pattern 
I was wondering what purpose the canvas serves in the making of a stole. Can I use interfacing instead?

tears and fraying in antique roman chasuble 
Any suggestions as to repairing tears and fraying in the shoulder area of a very old chasuble? It is made of some kind of satin, and the lining shows …

Fabric content 
I'm trying to match fabric to construct additional pcs for an old vestment set by color. Can you tell me what the fabric content is of the white liturgical …

Cope Pattern 
I purchased a Cope Pattern from you. I have a question about the "Cope Hood". The pattern tells me to cut one of fabric and one of the lining. It does …

Stoles 
Hi Thanks for your newsletter and great info. I both sew and knit and have been planning to try knitting a stole, into which I will stitch liturgical …

Fringe for pastor's stole 
Can I purchase 3 inch green chainette fringe for our pastor's clergy stole from your store? Thanks.

Sewing Stoles 
I purchased a stole pattern from this website and am unclear on how to sew the satin backing/lining onto the stole. My thoughts are to sew them together …

Miter Materials 
Where can I get the stiffening to make my miter and and what does it cost. What do you use?

Material 
On google images I found a material under purple rayan brocade and it lead me to your website. Sadly the image no longer appears and i was wondering if …

Where does the cord on a stole go?  
Does it just lay behind your neck?

lning 
Hi there. I am making a chastable for out Priest, for Easter I have got the White Patterned Silk for the item, and he would like it lined in pale blue …

Deacon's stole pattern 
I purchased your pattern and made my first stole. The measurements however seem off. Can you tell me what the finished measurements should be please? …

gold bullion wire fringe 
What is a good source for heavy gold bullion wire fringe?

Repairing a stole 
Our priest has 2 stoles that do not lay correctly on the neck. I have seen stoles in catalogs with a cord in them back neck area to help it lay on the …

offering plate liners 
I have been asked to make some new liners for the offering plates at my church. are there any patterns and or instructions for these?

YOUR FABRIC COLOR 
Hi there, I am interested in ordering your Purple Rayon cotton Brocade the one with the cross in the circle. Can you tell me if it is a deep purple or …

Front wrap alb 
Do you have any patterns or do you make any plus sized front wrap albs? I am in need for an inexpensive alb for the diaconate program I'm currently in. …

collar for chasuble 
Hello Lynne, I just tried to send you a question concerning a collar for a monastic-style chasuble. Did you receive it? I may have made an error in …

placing pattern on material 
Hello, I viewed your how to cut pattern. What was hard to see, but it looked like it was cut with both sides front and back not needing to be sewed together …

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Fabric for Chasubles 
Help! I can sew but I've never made a chasuble... Can you tell me what the best materials would be to create one? I'd like a rose color for Gaudete …

Buying Linen 
I would like to begin sewing church linens but I am confused by the types of linen. Regarding price, they seem to be all over the charts from $7 to $55+. …

Traditional Catholic Alb Pattern 
Hello I am looking for a pattern for an alb that is different from the one you have for sale--the type that is gathered at the neck, has a band collar …

CROSSES AND DOVES 
Where can I find the crosses and other appliques for garments?

Bent Elbow Deacon's Stole 
If I want to make a stole that is 28 inches long from shoulder to waist and 28 inches long from waist to bottom I know that my pattern should measure 28" …

Do you have patterns for albs or gowns? 
Do you have patterns for albs or gowns?

Sewing on the banding - the square 
I am working with the banding, and have cut the 4 pieces about 25" long. I have the 9" marked on front, back and both sides, but the banding isn't long …

underlining and lining challenges 
I am working on a gothic vestment of silk dupioni with china silk lining. It's my first time sewing with silk! # 1 It has been suggested to me that …

Chasuble device sizing 
Need a general idea of the size of the device one should order for the front and back of a chasuble. Thank you. Dennis R. Murphy

lace 
Where can I buy lace suitable for trimming an alb?

twelfth century vestments 
I am a priest who has been asked to celebrate Mass in the context of a medieval re-enactment event (the Society for Creative Anachronism). A friend …

Christian symbols in a patch form to add to a stole 
I am having an awful time finding appropriate christian symbols in an applique patch to add to stoles. I'm ordering the crosses in this trim section but …

maniple 
I need a maniple for sub deacon made from the tapestry coronation design.

Stole protector 
I have ordered your book; however, it has not arrived yet (it hasn't had time to get here). However, in the meantime, I have a question. Could you tell …

Sewing the stole 
I guess I'm a little confused....the lining is stitched into place by hand? This seems a little time consuming if you could do it with the machine. Am …

EMBROIDERY ON A STOLE 
Is it best to place the embroidery of a crest through one panel of the stole hiding the backing?

bishop's mitre 
I'd like to find a pattern for a mitre. Do you know of any?

Size to Cut :Lining, and How to Finish Neck Opening 
Hello, I am attempting to make a Roman Dalmatic, of brocade fabric with satin polyester lining and stiff interfacing. Do you recommend that I cut …

How to make a Mitre for bishop? 
I need help on how to Mitra for a bishop. How do you sew? Please reply, In Corde Iesu Ir. Luís

Making a Chasuble 
I am attempting to make a Roman chasuble. When centering the pattern on brocade fabric with somewhat large motifs, is the fabric folded in the middle …

repairing old vestments 
where can I buy gold or multi coloured fringing to repair an old and valuable stole?

Making a Deacon's Stole 
How much fabric do I need to make a deacon's stole?

VESTMENTS TO SEW 
Do you sew vestements if we bring our own materials? And where are you located?

surplices 
Do you have a pattern for surplices, especially the Florentine or Genoan style?

Making Vestment Panels from Brocade Fabric 
Hi, I am trying to make a front panel with a brocade fabric. The panel is 9" wide and will be on the front and back of the vestment. My problem is …

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surplice 
Does your book include patterns for a surplice? The white garment worn over a cassock for a server, or in long ago time, a priest also could have worn …

What can be on the stole 
We have a family logo of stick figures (there are 15 of them) and we were wondering if this logo is appropriate to be sewn into the fabric. What items …

Sewing vestments myself. 
Do you have a pattern for a cope?

dalmatic pattern 
I am wondering if you have access to a pattern to make a dalmatic or if you know of somewhere where I could get one.

Buying Fabric Online 
I want to buy some of green, red, blue, white and green polyester brocade for $9 yard, but the site only offers it by bulk, please assist or provide a …

material for vestment in hot climates 
Dear friend, I am a missionary sister in Central America. I would like to know what type of material is best in a very hot climate, and can it be used …

deacon's stole 
I recently sent for your pattern for the deacon's stole. (I was asked to do this and I haven't made one before.) I am a fairly experienced seamstress, …

chasuble material 
Hello, I am considering making a chasuble but would like to make one in wool. Can I use the same patterns as you are offering here or do I need to do …

cutting stoles 
When cutting stoles from especially wide fabrics would you cut them across the fabric or along the fabric? And the same with maniples?

seeking buttons 
I am looking for magenta buttons to replace those on Monsignor's cassock. One is lost so I need to replace them all. What is a good source for the ornate …

lining 
Hi, What lining would you suggest if we want to make altar cloths (2) and a lectern cover? I would like to order the green fabric with lining. Thanks! …

How many yards of fabric which is 45" wide for a lined cope and humeral veil? 
I stumbled upon your lovely website. I have to make a cope and humeral veil. I want it to be lined. The fabric is silk on both sides and is 45 inches …

Christian Symbols Allowed on Vestments 
What symbols are allowed on vestments? would like to have a specific list.

creating symbols on vestments 
I am a seed beader who wants to create the symbols used on vestments using seed beads rather than embroidery stitches. Has that been done? Would there …

custom stole of muslin with children's handprints 
What special tips can you give me for working with muslin vs. satin, after children's handprints have been "painted" on the muslin? As a quilter, I plan …

Using chain at the back of a stole 
I just sent this question in through your "Contact Us" link; then I saw this "Ask a Pro" heading. I asked a question through this heading once before, …

Small stoles for Baptism 
I'm a grandmom who has her two six year old grandsons living with her. As they were abandoned by their mother, I am helping my son raise the boys. …

What does it mean to "ease"? 
Our Sunday School class is going to make banding and try to create a chasable for our priest to wear on Children's Sunday. I, being the teacher that owns …

LINING A VESTMENT 
Choir wears collars for gowns that are reversible. How can I line one?

What to charge 
A customer wants me to sew a jacket and skirt like the ones shown here. What would be a fair price to make this outfit? The customer will provide the fabric …

Sizing for chasuble and stole 
Is there a standard length/width sizing for chasubles and stoles, or are there variations due to the priest's height? Also, is there a difference in the …

pattern adjustment and fabrics 
Hello, I posted a question under "contact us", but I may have given a wrong e-mail and also saw this topic and thought it might be a better site. …

Pressing the Fabric and Finishing the Maniple 
Hi there, My aunt and I recently purchased one of your vestment kits, and we had a couple of questions. This is the first time we have attempted something …

Do you recognize this vestment/stole? 
Dear Ma'am, I am researching the history of a stole I found in a box of early 1900’s antiques at an auction house. I have been trying to find out what …

Making a Reversible Fiddleback 
Hi: Great website. My wife has made a couple of fiddleback style vestment sets. Our priest mentioned that he would like to have a reversible chasuble with …

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Cassock lining and albs 
Do you know how to best replace the lining on a black cassock? Also, do you have a "hoodless" alb pattern?

Traditional burse 
Please tell me which stitch is used to sew the traditional (i.e., as those made prior to 1962)burse. What type of cardbosrd was used in the traditional …

How much fabric is needed? 
The fabric I am using for the chausible and stole is 55 inches wide. I am using the same fabric for BOTH SIDES of the stole. How much fabric do I need …

vestments 
Do you know where I may get get a gothic vestment pattern so that I may make some for our priests. Thank you. Mary

Stole 
how heavy is the canvas?

Chasuble linings 
Hi I am currently making new chasubles. I have had problems avoiding having the linings droop because of the bias. I have cut the front and back …

stoles 
How do you know the degree of the curve in the neck line for a stole. I am soon going to be making stoles for the children at my church. The fingertip …

Deacon Vestments 
It would appear thet the majority of your vestments are aimed toward the priest. Do you have anything for the deacon?

fabric 
I like your vestment fabric. How wide is it? Im making Roman sets. Can I order 3.5 yds?

childrens chasuble 
Hello. Can you tell me what standard measurements you would use to make a small childs chasuble? Thank you.

postage error, whoops! 
I'd like to order this pattern but the shipping shows up at $49.95 USD which is plainly wrong. Could you give me an approximation of how much it would …

Canvas for the stole? 
I have some polyester fabric for the stole, and I'm wondering if I need a canvas inside? The fabric is fairly heavy, and I planned to use it on the front …

Fabric requirement 
Recently purchased "Everything Vestment" pattern and the stole directions calls for two pieces of canvas. Is this the same as interfacing?

Alb Material  
I am going to making a large Alb for a Deacon. The material will be Terlenka 59" wide. How many yards will I need?

A Stole for a Good Man 
Hello Merriam, I just wanted to write and thank you for the speedy delivery of the priest's stole that I ordered. Thought I would share with you the …

Adding Canvas to the Stole 
I have some polyester fabric for the stole, and I'm wondering if I need a canvas inside? The fabric is fairly heavy and I planned to use it on the front …

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