Pattern Making and Testing Samples

There are many styles of surplices worn by clergy. The most common styles are a round neck surplice and a square neck surplice which is often referred to as a Roman Surplice.

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

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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