Wednesday, 5 October 2011
This is an image of a black Clergy bib designed for women Vicars worn for under their blouses and shirts as optional to the whole Vicar/Clergy uniform.
The image of the baby blue crop top is what I have just finished commissioning and making. I was asked to design this for a friend who has just been ordained to be a Vicar and she will be going to Africa as part of her training in about 2 weeks time. She asked me to design her a clergy bib stock which I thought would be so uncomfortable to wear under blouses and shirts because the original design as you can see of the black bib stock hasn't got anything to make it stay still against the body. So I thought designing a crop top made of cotton jersery would work better because it then gives her a better option to wear any form of t-shirts and blouses over it without having to buy boring clerical blouses all the time. As well the crop top is designed and made to fit the body and won't bunch up under a t-shirt or blouse.
This has been a good challenge for me in trying to work out the fit and measure of the top for my friend. Fitting and measuring is something I feel I still lack confidence in and it's something I need hands on practical help with which I hope to gain and learn from someone who specialises in tailoring throughout this year.