A pattern for making a priest Amice consists of a white cloth connected to two long ribbons or tapes which it is fastened around the shoulders of the priest. Before the liturgical reforms of the 1970's, the use of an amice was mandatory for all Roman Catholic Masses. Many priests choose to wear the amice for reasons of tradition or to prevent damage to their other vestments due to perspiration.
The Amice pattern contains the main pattern as well as the apparel pattern.
Yardage requirements: 3/4-yard linen
12-yards of-of 1/2 inch or 5/8 inch twill tape
Optional buttons or snaps required for use with a detachable amice collar.
24" by 36" Finished size.
The Amice pattern is designed for making an amice with or without an apparel collar. The amice is 24"' x 36". It uses 12 feet of 1/2-inch or 5/8-inch twill tape. The apparel collar may be applied using buttons and buttonholes or snaps.