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Dress For HIS Success In You

Updated on June 6, 2010
Note the subtle difference in the Women's Clergy Robe! See the shoulders, the tucks, the blouse like arms and cuffs? This a Woman's Clergy Robe For Sure! This robe featured is from Robe.com.
Note the subtle difference in the Women's Clergy Robe! See the shoulders, the tucks, the blouse like arms and cuffs? This a Woman's Clergy Robe For Sure! This robe featured is from Robe.com.
There is a difference between a blouse and a shirt! Men wear SHIRTS and women wear BLOUSES! Women's blouses have pleats, an bellowing sleeves, softer materials, pastel patterns and colors as well as DARTS!
There is a difference between a blouse and a shirt! Men wear SHIRTS and women wear BLOUSES! Women's blouses have pleats, an bellowing sleeves, softer materials, pastel patterns and colors as well as DARTS!
    This robe is from Morocco. I had the bottom tapered; added shoulder pads; stole was made with scraps and silver trim added as fringe!
This robe is from Morocco. I had the bottom tapered; added shoulder pads; stole was made with scraps and silver trim added as fringe!

All About Clergy Attire For Women

Dress For HIS SUCCESS In You!

Bishop CD Miller

Copyright 2002. All Rights Reserved.


Clergy Vestments, Clergy Robes, Women of Faith, Women In Ministry, Bishop CD Miller, Clergy Attire For Bishop


"Bishop your clergy robes are very elegant! Where do you get them?!" As I travel in ministry my clergy vestments, robes and garments are always revered! "I search for them, design or have them custom made." I openly reveal my secrets!

Early in my preaching ministry I decided to robe myself in His Garments with elegance! It takes a little creativity and extra time but you can too!

Let me share a reflection. I was dashing to run errands when Elder Miller curiously stopped me! "Bishop, do me a favor...will you change your shirt...you don't look so becoming today!" Elder NEVER gets in my business in this manner, so I asked, "Ok, but why? What's wrong with the way I look today?" "Well, YOU ARE THE BISHOP, you can't go out looking like that!" I looked down at myself and wondered what he was referring too??!!!

Elder Miller is a corporate executive and frequents all different types of corporate events, seminars and conferences. FOR YEARS and upon returning from a conference, he would always brings home collared, logo golf type shirts. He NEVER wears them! FOR YEARS, he has put them in my closet for me to wear for chores, errands, going to the gym or track etc. What was different with today's choice of "errand running shirt?!!" The Lord showed HIM SOMETHING and ME TOO!

Harmlessly, I WAS WEARING A MAN'S SHIRT! Elder said for the first time, "Bishop, you are wearing a man's shirt!" "Honey, you've been giving me these for years Elder as 'knock around' shirts...so,what's up today?"

"I am not sure, but it would be better not to wear them any longer" he replied. Lovingly, he went to our local retailer, Lord & Taylor's; he filled my closet with WOMEN'S GOLF SHIRTS in EVERY COLOR IMAGINABLE!

I got the picture! There is nothing wrong with wearing a golf shirt...but WEAR A WOMEN's or LADY's golf shirt! I heard the Lord speak clearly! NO UNISEX clothing! Dress for the KINGDOM AT ALL TIMES-even on your day OFF!

SEE BELOW OR CLICK To Enjoy Bishop CD Miller's Required "Vestment List For The Bishop/Bishop-Elect!"

So it is with clergy attire, vestments and robes! Discover resources for those vendors who make WOMEN'S Clergy Wear and Attire! There is a difference in vestments made for Men and those made for Women.

On a trip to China, I had a Hong Kong tailor make two clergy shirts for me. Actually, they NEVER fit or looked right for my ministerial purposes. Then I asked the sister who alters my suits to try to make a few for me! WHAT A DIFFERENT APPROACH!


There is a difference between a blouse and a shirt! Men wear SHIRTS and women wear BLOUSES! Women's blouses have pleats, an bellowing sleeves, softer materials, pastel patterns and colors as well as DARTS! Take a favorite blouse sewing pattern and customize the neck with standard clergy collar bands! Retool your favorite "church sister" who is a seamstress and challenge her to make a clergy BLOUSE for you! You will win a trusted vendor and she a valued client!

Here is a favorite tip! I will go to the African flee market in Harlem, New York. I pick up a robe that I like. I will make my selection based on fabric, color and a "royal" affect as well as appearance. I will have my seamstress taper the robe, put in shoulder pads and then I will "ORDAINIZE" THE ROBE! I have her take some of the fabric which has been cut and make a STOLE!

Bishop's Tip:

Customize, Ordanize and Feminize These Butterick Cassick Patterns!

Search Keywords For Patterns:

priest robe costume clergy robe sewing patterns


e-bay is great source for the vintage robe patterns:

Butterick Pattern #B6844 Cassock Robe

Butterick Pattern 3194 Choir Robe Pattern Sizes 18-20

Butterick Pattern 3819 CHURCH Choir Priest ROBE Costume

Simplicity Pattern 7187 Shirt standup / priest Collar 38-44

Ministry and Business Tip: Seamstress?

Why not start your ministry developing clergy attire for Women IN Ministry!

There will always be a client sent of the Lord to you!

The CLERGY STOLE is the cleric symbol of the ORDAIN MINISTRY! "ORDAINIZE" a favorite robe with a stole and you have an elegant clergy vestment as well as robe for the Women Preacher! Accent with a handkerchief of the same scrap and PREACH A WHILE!

The secret is CREATIVITY! Collect fabrics, African robes and materials. Be prepared to "CUSTOMIZE" and "ORDAINIZE" existing patterns and robes to make them feminine and elegant. Approach your clergy attire the same as you would a new suit or dress!

By all means, DON'T WEAR MEN'S CLERGY WEAR...you will end up LOOKING LIKE A MAN IN A MALE DOMINATED ROLE! NO UNISEX Clergy Garments PLEASE! It is the TRANSVESTITISM of Priestly Garments! For a Women In Ministry, the assignment is difficult enough, so approach it like QUEEN ESTHER! You will be dressing for HIS SUCCESS in you!


Reminder: After making a garment, have it dry cleaned and then consecrate it! Bless oil and pray dedicating the garment as well as anoint the vestment! Consecration takes that which is for common purpose and make it holy unto the Lord for His Success IN YOU!


"And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach (Exo. 28:42)."


"And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him (Exo. 28:42)."


"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God (Deut. 22:5)."


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Clergy, Clergy Robes, Clergy Wear, Clergy Attire, Clergy Apparel

"The Bishop's Dress, Garments and Clergy Vestments List!"

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Everything The Bishop or Bishop-Elect Needs For Service!


Basic Bishop’s Vestments

Clergy Collar 1.5” Tab Opening 2”

Bishop’s Collarette-Roman Red-Purple

Clergy Shirt-Roman-Red Purple

White Cassock Alb

Band or Rope Cincture ½” diameter-White

The Anglican Cassock-Roman Red-Purple

Cincture-Wide or Narrow-Roman Red-Purple



The Choir

Biretta-3 Winged; 4Winged/Doctoral

Zucchetto/skull cap-Roman Red-Purple

Traditional Rochet

Wrist Bands/Red and Pleated Cuffs

Traditional Chimere-Scarlet

Bishop’s Stole/Tippet-Black 9”Wide

Embroidered Seals For Scarf



Ceremonial-Custom Designed By/For Bishop

Mitre

Cope

Stole

Matching Alb

Should be varieties of Gold and Burgundy



Bishop’s Furnishings

Pectoral Cross 6” or more; 36” chain or to blow chest cavity

Amethyst Jeweled Ring with Christian insignia

Crozier-Episcopal Staff



Designer Custom By/For Bishop

Chasubles and Matching Stoles

Decorated Florentine Lace Like~
Surplice for Communion, Special Services


Miscellaneous

Judaica Shofar

Anointing Shofar

Bishop’s Urn for Oil or Liturgical Glassware for Oil

Robe Bags, Hangers, Carrying Luggage



Consecration Services Supplies

Consecrating Oil

Bible, Hymn Book, Communion Cup and Plate

Chief Consecrator-Honorarium Offering

Gifts for Celebrants

Gifts for Guest Ministers of Music, Psalmist etc.

Flowers For Sanctuary

Invitations & Thank You Cards

Program-Liturgy and Litany

Bishop’s Reception

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The Reverend Ken Collins Definitition of Terms
Definitions and Further Understanding Clergy Vestments!

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      T. Nielsen Hayden 

      7 years ago

      Bishop Miller, that's the most sensible, practical discussion of women's vestments I've ever seen. Thank you for making it available online.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Wow! - This article and these pictures especially look GOOD! - The Morocco robe you're wearing is gorgeous, as are you. The top photo is striking indeed, and I like the fit of the garment in the second picture. All very elegant styles and drawing respect as well as attention.

      Thumbs up!

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