The 4.5" pastoral or priest stole is designed to accommodate a variety of heights. It has cutting lines for a 51", 53" and 55" finished length. The length can easily be changed to allow for a hem that is plain with no trim, or a hem trimmed with fringe, or tassels.*
The stole pattern also has a lengthen and shorten line to allow for further customization. The stole pattern has notches on all of the pieces to aid with matching long straight seamlines. Placement lines are marked for orphrey bands or trim. There is a marking on the stole lining for the placement of a cord or chain which helps lift the stole back a slight amount from the wearer's neck. Other features of the 4.5" wide pastoral or priest stole include a separate lining and interfacing piece cut to specific sizes, based on formal tailoring techniques and pattern making for custom high end tailored garments. This feature gives the finished stole a distinct finish, which looks professional and well made, imitating a finely tailored garment.
The instructions and construction style make this stole a nice project for beginner and professional alike.
Suggested fabrics: Silk dupioni, brocades, silk damasks, metallic brocades, tapestry fabrics, wool gaberdines. Not suitable or designed for stretch fabrics or fabrics containing Lycra.