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EXAMPLES OF CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER PROJECTS

​​Countless hours of collaboration go into a set which is entirely made to order. Marrying devotions, symbolism, fabrics, colors and cuts specific to each project requires a lot of lead time from initial discussions  to completion of the finished pieces.

 

We offer these lovely designs here to showcase what is possible. Not only is there benefit in seeing what others have commissioned, but if you wish to replicate (or be inspired by) one of these designs, it *may* be possible to reduce some of the time needed for a custom commission.

 

Of course, fabric availabilities may change and in all fairness, we work on requests in the order received.

  • OLG_chasuble_back_SM OUR LADY of GUADALUPE
    Inspired by a Mexico City chasuble dating from 1898, we first made this design as a five piece Mass of Thanksgiving set for a newly ordained priest of the Fraternity of Saint Peter. Now this design has been expanded into a full Solemn Set, commissioned by another FSSP apostolate in San Diego. In our twelve-piece … Continue reading "OUR LADY of GUADALUPE"...
  • feature2 PASSIFLORA AGNUS DEI
    The priest who originally commissioned this Mass of Thanksgiving set, completed his studies in Rome. His First Mass was offered in the Extraordinary Form in Charlotte, NC. Since then, it has been expanded to include a dalmatic design for a priest in Holland, PA. While the floral design of passion flowers and grape leaves was … Continue reading "PASSIFLORA AGNUS DEI"...
  • feature3 A.W. PUGIN BEAUTY RECREATED
    This 12-piece Solemn set was commissioned by the most resourceful priest I’ve ever met. While traveling in Ireland as yet a seminarian, he visited the glorious Saints Peter and Paul Church in County Cork designed by A.W. Pugin. He was so inspired by the original vestments they had carefully preserved, so much so that he … Continue reading "A.W. PUGIN BEAUTY RECREATED"...
  • Stehling_front CONICAL FOR LENT
    This lovely ancient cut was commissioned by a very tall priest in Texas for Lent. Probably one of the most gorgeous hues of deep red-brown purple ever made for liturgical wear (which never photographs well for some reason), the Glastonbury damask contains a repeat of crowns of thorns, passionflowers and roses perfectly suited for this liturgical season. The … Continue reading "CONICAL FOR LENT"...
  • Elliott_chasuble_back2 SANCTA TRINITAS
    “Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth…” proclaims the centerpiece for this Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving set dedicated to the Holy Trinity. What could be more glorious a portrayal of the Blessed Trinity than that of Albrecht Durer’s Adoration of the Trinity. This commission included a wealth of symbolism in the Agnus Dei of the cope hood and … Continue reading "SANCTA TRINITAS"...
  • DION_chas_front_sm ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
    This golden silk damask Low Mass set is in a lovely St. Charles Borromeo cut. The insets are a deep burgundy with gold metal brocade in a larger scale floral design. Inside this large pattern is found a tiny crown motif for the King of Kings. The maniple and stole have bicolored rayon tassels in a … Continue reading "ST. CHARLES BORROMEO"...
  • Bozant_pillar FLEUR D' LYS CROSS
    This set might best be named “To Jesus Through Mary” because of the fleur d’ lys crosses that embrace the symbolism contained within them — Our Lord’s Passion. Even the gold metal brocade chosen for this Solemn High Mass set is covered with roses for Our Lady. The crosses of this design were quite challenging not only … Continue reading "FLEUR D’ LYS CROSS"...
  • Hilton_AM ALL FAIR, O MARY
    Mary’s beauty and purity are honored in this Low Mass set, drawing directly from the prayers of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Commissioned by a new priest in Ohio, his vision is realized on ivory watered silk, an antique monogram of Our Lady and small accents of blue (which we understand predates white as the … Continue reading "ALL FAIR, O MARY"...
  • AM_Bene_velvet_top MARIAN BENEDICTION SET
    This beautiful French cut Benediction set has been made in both shades of blue — a pale blue silk and a deep blue velvet. The hand embroidered hood is bordered with delicate lilies and roses in pale shades of silk threads. The gold crowned “AM” monogram is embellished with gemstones of pearls and garnets in several … Continue reading "MARIAN BENEDICTION SET"...
  • Pugin, Gothic vestment, Altarworthy, vestment maker, hand embroidery, Catholic, silk, bullion, chasuble HIGHLY EMBROIDERED PUGIN
    (Top photo shows the first look at the embroideries laid together prior to stitching) This set was inspired by a Puginesque (A.W. Pugin) style set the deacon (now Father) wished to have made and expanded for his First Mass. This may be the most complex set we’ve made yet. It encompassed 110 hand embroideries (the table … Continue reading "HIGHLY EMBROIDERED PUGIN"...
  • Embroidery detail with leather book and pearl seals PONTIFICAL SET in SAN FRANCISCO
    September 14th, 2014 marked the first Extraordinary Form Pontifical Mass of H.E. Cordileone in San Francisco. Some have claimed it has been 50 years since the last one, using the 1962 Missale Romanum. Find details on: Rorate Caeli We are so thankful to Fr. Mark Mazza, Abbé A.J. Garcia and the Latin Mass Society of … Continue reading "PONTIFICAL SET in SAN FRANCISCO"...
  • Agnus Dei hand embroidered hood REVERSIBLE BENEDICTION HOOD
    This beautiful set was commissioned by close friends of a newly ordained Dominican priest in Benicia, CA this October. As witnesses to the new priest’s conversion to the faith and eventual discernment of the priesthood, theses friends dearly wanted to gift his community with something very special. His parish was in need of a white … Continue reading "REVERSIBLE BENEDICTION HOOD"...
  • Hood detail of the conical chasuble ST. THOMAS À BECKET CONICAL
    A very wonderful Monsignor from Bath, PA greatly desired a violet conical set in the style of St. Thomas à Becket. While you will certainly recall Chaucer’s famous pilgrimage stories of “Canterbury Tales”, you may not remember that this great saint suffered a very brutal martyrdom while Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th Century. We … Continue reading "ST. THOMAS À BECKET CONICAL"...
  • Sacred Heart chasuble back SACRED and IMMACULATE HEARTS
      This beautiful set to honor Our Lord and His Mother was commissioned by a newly ordained priest in gold for his Mass of Thanksgiving. (We have since made it in white as a Marian set so we show both here.) We love this design because it combines both the Sacred and Immaculate hearts so perfectly. In … Continue reading "SACRED and IMMACULATE HEARTS"...
  • Simon_requiem_OLMC_vesica PURGATORIO REQUIEM SET
    This beautiful requiem set was commissioned by a newly ordained Carmelite priest. The image, prayerfully painted by Susan Jasper, was reproduced from a holy card that was instrumental in this priest’s discernment. Black was traditionally used for requiem vestments. It is a reminder to us faithful that, although we hope for salvation for the deceased, we must … Continue reading "PURGATORIO REQUIEM SET"...
  • HEFFERNAN_chasuble_back HOPE IN SALVATION
    Green, the color of hope and new life, is used for ordinary time vestments. This set commissioned by a local parish embodies the richness of color and symbolism to convey that message of hope. The passion flowers used throughout the set and the pelican on the humeral veil reminds us of Christ’s sacrifice on the … Continue reading "HOPE IN SALVATION"...
  • GRENFELL_4_sets_ready PRIVATE CHAPEL SET
    This lovely collection of four sets was purchased for use in a private chapel! The collection includes our beautiful gold Passiflora French chasuble (one of our most popular designs), a green Conical (one of our favorites), a violet IHS French chasuble and a red Gothic. It is so inspiring to see not only priests on fire for restoring beauty … Continue reading "PRIVATE CHAPEL SET"...
  • SIMON_violet_front VIOLET PASSION FLOWER
    Passion flowers feature prominently on this violet set both in the goldwork embroidery and in the repeat pattern of the rich silk fabric. These intricate flowers are used as a liturgical symbol of Christ’s passion and can be found frequently in antique designs. This set also features a painting by Susan Jasper, one of Christ carrying … Continue reading "VIOLET PASSION FLOWER"...
  • SMITH_rose_detail FLORENCE IN SILK
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  • O Happy Fault! O FELIX CULPA
    “O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O Happy Fault that merited such and so great a Redeemer!” As we mark the Lenten days, with what longing will we hear these words sung at the Easter Vigil in the most glorious “Exsultet” (Easter Proclamation). These words emblazon the chasuble … Continue reading "O FELIX CULPA"...

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