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….