I have received quite a few requests for patterns for vestments.  Simplicity used to have a good one for cassocks and cottas and surplices.  If anyone here has suggestions, please drop a line to revdma@aol.com so we may post the resource.  Beryl Dean has eucharistic vestment patterns in several of her books, but these I find must be enlarged and the directions are not easy to follow.  Elizabeth Morgan has a few patterns on her site http://www.churchlinens.com/sewing_church_linens.htm

This site offers supplies and vestment-making seminars http://www.sewvestment.com/

Here are pre-cut vestment kits.


This response just in today: Thanks, Mary!

“Oh, one other recommendation–I’ve bought lots of simply stupendous trim at incredible prices from the vendor “Heritage Trading” on ebay (http://stores.ebay.com/Heritage-Trading). They ship direct from India–the craftmanship and the quality is just jaw droppingly stunning.”

Yes, when Church of the Advent in Boston refurbished a frontal, the trims from Turkey were amazing.  India has spectacular metallic thread work in tassels, fringe and gallooning.