Hiding warm jackets

When the star singers go singing at the beginning of January it is often very cold and sometimes humid, too. Therefore the children of course wear warm jackets in order to not freeze to death. In my childhood jackets and coats were only availabe in dark colours – black, grey, blue and brown which was perfectly neutral to wear under a star singer cape. But nowadays jackets are more colourful which is much nicer for the children in everyday wear. But with the star singer capes this is not nice as the colours blur the impression of the capes.

Some children therefore wear the frocks of acolyte underneath. But as the church does not have enough of these I had to sew some for my children. They chose colours matching their capes in fabrics with a nice embossed pattern. From a friend’s old shirt that fitted over the jackets of the children I developped a pattern for these frocks. And I made them a little bigger than needed at the moment in order to make them last at least 2-3-4 years.

When the star singers go singing at the beginning of January it is often very cold and sometimes humid, too. Therefore the children of course wear warm jackets in order to not freeze to death. In my childhood jackets and coats were only availabe in dark colours – black, grey, blue and brown which was perfectly neutral to wear under a star singer cape. But nowadays jackets are more colourful which is much nicer for the children in everyday wear. But with the star singer capes this is not nice as the colours blur the impression of the capes.

Some children therefore wear the frocks of acolyte underneath. But as the church does not have enough of these I had to sew some for my children. They chose colours matching their capes in fabrics with a nice embossed pattern. From a friend’s old shirt that fitted over the jackets of the children I developped a pattern for these frocks. And I made them a little bigger than needed at the moment in order to make them last at least 2-3-4 years.

Three buttons to close I had planned and thanks to my embroidery machine the button holes were no problem at all instead they became highlights of the celtic knot (by Urban threads). Because I had not enough time, neither collar, seam nor sleeves are yet seamed with bias tape only sewn with the serger. So sewing the bias tape is my todo for the christmas days!

Perhaps I should also adorn the front with a little embroidery? What about Bethlehem? Or the angel bringing the happy message? What do you think?

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