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Day: March 2, 2016

Monk habit Pattern: Help with Design Details

Ecclesiastical sewing can sometimes be akin to a lost art form.  This is true even when it comes to making monk habits for monastic life. The making of monastic habits is shrouded in a bit of mystery. The story I was told is that the garments used to be made  by the in-house tailor at the monastery. The tailor knew how to make the habits, and had the patterns.  As the tailors aged and were no longer around to make the habits, the skills and knowledge was lost. Another story… Read more Monk habit Pattern: Help with Design Details