Clergy Surplice - Pattern Update

For the past several months there has been a lingering Ecclesiastical Sewing Project simmering away on a back burner.  Actually, rather than simmering away, the project had turned as… Read more Surplice Pattern Update

Ecclesiastical Vestment Pattern Making

There has been a lot of talk about Ecclesiastical Embroidery here on Ecclesiastical Sewing. For today, it is time to turn my attention to the actual sewing part of Ecclesiastical… Read more Ecclesiastical Vestment Pattern Making

Surplice Directions in the works

A dear friend has issued a challenge. That challenge is to create clear and easy step by step instructions for sewing a square-yoke surplice.  Today, I took her at her word, and went to work.  I have several very old, as in 19th century old, vestment books which are dear to my heart.  Those were pulled out and the studying began.  The square-yoke surplice has a two-piece yoke.  Following some old technical drawings, it did not take long to have a pattern drafted up.  That was the easy part.  It… Read more Surplice Directions in the works
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