Church vestments come in all sizes from small to extra-large. Just as we find in the ready-to-wear fashion market, the hope is the existing size ranges will provide something that will fit most everyone. And for many, this is true. They can usually find clothing in a petite size, or in a large and tall size as needed.
Church vestments work that way, too…………..most of the time. The stoles from Ecclesiastical Sewing are sized for the average height with a 53″ finished length. Our chasubles have average size specs which work for most people. But sometimes, the average sizes simple will not work. And that is where Custom or Bespoke Vestments come into play.
Many clergy members need special sizing for their vestments – one way or the other. Sometimes vestments such as chasuble are simply too long and too wide. Clients need petite sizes that still maintain the flow and grace of a full-sized vestment. That is where Bespoke or custom-made vestments are so very useful. The vestments can be created in a smaller size for a better fit.
This lovely white chasuble is suitable for Easter. It is an example of a petite chasuble that can be created for those needing special sizes. Along with making adjustments for height and fullness of a chasuble, Bespoke vestments can adjustment the trims used on the chasuble. The orphrey bands can be scaled down slightly to better match the size adjustments.
So if you need something special, whether it is a size adjustment or a design variation, be sure to contact our Ecclesiastical Sewing team to learn more about the possibilities and prices of custom vestments. While not everything is possible, sometimes small changes or slight adjustments can make all of the difference in the final look and feel of the vestment.
Soli Deo Gloria