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SisterT | Posted in General Discussion on

I have seen a few posts from people who are sewing for religious rituals.  A year ago I started to look into the possibibility of making vestments for Catholic liturgies, because I did not like what we could afford in the religious supply stores!  I am a Catholic Sister, in Los Angeles, and we are fortunate enough to have the garment district downtown, a mecca of fabric at low cost.

There is a Simplicity pattern that I find needs alteration, but it has provided a good foundation for experimentation.  I don’t have the number with me right now, but I can post it later if anyone is interested, and I am more than happy to let people know what I have done to adapt it.

One of my favorite stores sells African fabrics.  This chasuble and stole have a simple green polyester base.  The stole and the center strip on the chasuble are African fabric, but I don’t know what kind.  They were leftover from another project…

Warning–some of the African fabrics that have gold woven into them SHRINK as soon as a warm iron hits them.  That pretty sparkle can be deadly if you are not careful.  But the fabric is so beautiful….

Sr. Tracey



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    ehBeth | | #1

    Beautiful work on all of your postings, Sr. Tracey.

    A wonderful use of fabric in your projects.

  2. HNYMAMA | | #2

    Wow your vestments are beautiful.

    1. SisterT | | #3

      Thank you!

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