Martin The Mannequin – Episode 4
In the snowy aftermath of a storm, a mannequin named Martin finds himself seeking warmth in a boutique. To his surprise, he encounters living mannequins, and his presence sparks excitement. Despite wanting to leave Minnesota, Martin gets drawn into helping with sewing tasks by a determined house elf named Timothy. As the snowstorm rages outside, Martin learns the art of pinning and discovers a newfound appreciation for the lakes of Minnesota.
Martin The Mannequin – Episode 4
The Cottas can be made using a variety of fabrics: Portsmouth Poplin would be a low-iron option. Linen, such as our Renaissance Linen would be a traditional fabric choice.
The Alb is worn over the cassock and amice. It has the traditional narrow shoulder yokes, narrow band collar, front opening, sleeves that taper at the wrist, and a full skirt with side godet inserts. The Alb sewing pattern also has apparel details at the sleeve edge and hem. The Vintage Linen Alb Sewing pattern will require between 5.5 and 6.5 yards of 60″ wide fabric. The Alb could be made with the white Carlisle fabric as well for those who require to wear it.
Ecclesiastical Sewing has introduced a fabric called Carlisle, named after a cathedral. It’s affordable, easy to care for, and versatile for making church vestments. It costs less than $25 per yard, is 60 inches wide, and made of 100% polyester. You can use it for various vestment patterns like the Roman Square Yoke Surplice. The Hunter Green Carlisle was used to make a beautiful chasuble with a tapestry orphrey band. It’s great for Albs and surplices, easy to wash, and practical for regular use.
Ecclesiastical Sewing has expanded its offerings with multiple sizes for the Roman Square Yoke Surplice pattern, catering to various chest sizes from Youth Small to XXXL. This initiative aims to support churches in creating their own vestments.
The amice is the first garment to be put on by a priest. It is worn on the head, while he offers up prayers and intercessions, and then he continues to dress. After the alb is put on, the amice is pushed off his head and worn around his neck as a collar. The long cords of the amice are then tied around the alb under the arms, crossed around the back, and brought back to the front to be tied. All this being said, there are instances when the amice is kept upon the head for practical reasons: such as warmth during a processional or in a particularly drafty church.
he Alb is a vestment that can trace its origin to six ancient garments: the Kolobus, the Tunica, the Colobim, the Tunica Talaris, the Subucula, and finally the Tunica Alba. These garments were common in Greek or Roman times, some garments being used by both cultures. They are not six manifestations of one garment, but rather six that are distinct enough to make note of the differences.
Creating church vestment patterns involves careful drafting, adjusting for style and fit, and attention to detail. The process includes making a master pattern, modifying it, and fine-tuning for the desired result. The Rochet and Monastic Choir Alb patterns are in progress, with multiple sizes planned.
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.
Making of a square yoke surplice pattern, graded to multiple sizes.
Working on creating clear and simple step-by-step directions for sewing a square-yoke surplice, a traditional church vestment. Utilizing old vestment books, a two-piece yoke pattern is drafted for easy construction.