Saturday, June 2, 2018

First Communion Gift

My sweet Godson will be making his First Holy Communion tomorrow. As he is chuffed that he will soon be able to join his numerous illustrious elder brothers in serving at the altar, and has recently got interested in "playing" at Mass, I thought I would whip up a 'play chasuble' for him for a First Communion gift.

As he has an angelic name, I thought the angelic orphrey bands would suit - it was a huge roll of stiffened ribbon I bought, ahem, about 20 odd years ago, when my lad was a baby - in the vague hope that I would find some use for it...sometimes it pays to horde things!

It looked a bit bland in the centre of the cross, in need of a motif, and as I had plenty of red velvet scraps, what better in this month of the Sacred Heart, to place one there.

As I've been rather busy sewing lately, I didn't have much time to spend on this, and I was racking my brains for a quick solution to the flames needed at the top of the heart ….

Having just completed a dress for a certain young lady, I had plenty of scraps of the fabric lying around, and realised that if I cut a piece in just the right way, it would do splendidly...

Sweet Heart of Jesus, bless all the little ones about to receive you for the first time. Amen.


  1. Blessings on your little lad and all making their First Communions! I love his chasuble :-)

  2. What a great gift! Very clever of you to make the “flames” with sunflower fabric!
    How did he like it? Wish we could’ve been there for his FHC.

  3. My goodness, I had to laugh when I saw how cleverly you had recycled the sunflower fabric to make the flames for the Sacred Heart! It is good to know someone else has a brain that functions as mine does. The dress and the chasuble are both lovely and will no doubt provide much pleasure to both lucky recipients. Well done!