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Month: April 2020

Bespoke Vestments and Paraments

Here at Ecclesiastical Sewing, we have a wide variety of ready-made designs for vestments and paraments of all kinds. Basic selections include stoles, as well as pulpit falls or communion table/altar frontals with little decoration besides a plain orphrey. On the other hand, there are also plenty of ornate designs which I have developed over the years, and which are unique at Ecclesiastical Sewing. However, there’s one option that deserves a thorough discussion: bespoke designs. The term “bespoke” means something that’s made specially for a particular user. In other words,… Read more Bespoke Vestments and Paraments

A discussion about Chasubles

Many of us in more Protestant parts of the country see our pastors in only a stole over his cassock or alb. When I came out of the small town Mid-West, country church world, and started seeing Protestant pastors wearing the same “outfits” as the Roman Catholics, I immediately had to learn why. That was many years ago, and I have since corrected my ignorance and terminology of proper liturgical wear. If you’re a member of some denominations, chances are that the priest or pastor wears a large vestment over… Read more A discussion about Chasubles

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