I hereby declare my intention to draw up my patterns into downloadable pdfs and maybe even … sell them!
Well, I said that would be the title. The cassock is finished, but you remember how I procrastinated about the sleeves? I’m still not happy with them. I’ll write up my mistakes to help you out there avoid them. So here is the sleeve pattern I used this time. If you look at the earlier… Continue reading Cassock finished, and how I did it
And 29 hard ones. (Please pardon the bad joke.) For some background, you can see all my altar server posts here. I have four boys, only two old enough to serve – though the younger ones are keen as mustard. The options for fitting them out with vestments were daunting. Our local Church Supplies shop… Continue reading Size 8 Cassock in 3 easy steps
Today we have two cassocks and surplices in size 8. And you can see the four year old modelling the prototypes. He’s eager to be an altar boy, but we think he should wait. Things learned: Admiral Gaberdine is a bit heavy. A straight broadcloth sort of fabric seems to work better. Following the instructions… Continue reading Altar boy cassocks and surplices
It’s an exciting time here. One boy is preparing for first Holy Communion. Two older boys are learning how to serve Mass, the first altar boys in the family for who knows how long. Then there’s the one in the picture who is helping me learn how to sew a cassock. First I bought two… Continue reading How to sew a cassock