Traditional Church Vestment Sewing Patterns

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Traditional Church Vestment Sewing Patterns

We receive a lot of emails from our readers in the Ecclesiastical Sewing Studio. One of the questions that frequently comes up relates to traditional church vestment patterns or patterns for creating church vestments.

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Clients frequently ask if Ecclesiastical Sewing carries Traditional Vestment Patterns. And we are happy to say, yes! We carry a wide selection of Traditional styles of Church Vestment Patterns. When the question is asked, there is a bit of confusion that comes with the question. Clients know they would like to make traditional vestments for their clergy, but they are not really certain what those traditional vestment styles are.

Gothic Style Chasuble

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Depending on the type of worship service, the vestments’ creation may vary. A fuller chasuble style such as the image shown above is a good choice if you need garments for a more traditional style of worship that includes traditional liturgy with hymns, psalms, prayer, incense, and perhaps processions. For ease of distinction, this style is often referred to as a Gothic Style Chasuble.

The chasuble has undergone many changes over the centuries. The garment had its beginnings in the form of the pænula or planeta – a huge weather cloak, originally with a hood, which covered the whole body on rainy days. At first, it was shaped like a bell, reaching to the feet all around. It was held back by the deacon and subdeacon to keep the garment from falling over the celebrant’s hands. Then over the centuries, the chasuble was cut back in size.

The Monastic Style Chasuble Pattern

Chasuble church vestment pattern, Monastic chasuble pattern, priest chasuble pattern, traditional vestment patternsAnother chasuble is the monastic style chasuble pattern. This chasuble is a variation of many older chasuble styles where the garment falls in heavy folds around the celebrant. While this style does not fall all the way to the floor as a conical chasuble, it does fall in lovely folds and is longer than the Gothic chasuble style. Create this style with both the column orphrey and the “Y” orphrey bands.

The Roman chasuble comes in a one-size-fits-all pattern. We currently have four variations of the Roman-style Chasubles. The Gothic and Monastic style chasuble patterns come in graded sizes from small to large.

We hope you enjoy this summary of traditional style chasuble patterns for creating church vestments.

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