June 19, 2015
COSTUME PATTERN TURNED INTO A MINISTER'S ROBE
I love being creative, I was asked by a Minister to make her a Robe to preach in. We met one day when we both were at a physical therapy center. I taught my physical therapist how to sew and he mentioned to her that I was his sewing instructor. After he introduced us, she proceeded to tell me how she had a jacket and skirt made to preach in but when she went to pick it up it was three times too big for her. I made an appointment for her to be measured and to discuss what kind of robe she wanted. She told me wanted a Chinese collar, double breasted and she "thought" she wanted a zipper in the back. Once my creative mind started working, I made a few changes and she liked the changes. I could not find a pattern robe so I had to think outside of the box. I decided to look under costumes, and BAM!!!! there it was, the EXACT ROBE she wanted, Simplicity 2333
Robe in progress: she wanted a Chinese collar with purple and gold fabric for the collar and around the bottom of the sleeves
She wanted the buttons at a slant
Back and side views
Here she is in her robe on the Pulpit.