I “debuted” a new stole two weeks ago!
I was preaching on Jesus’ baptism and sent a not-so-subtle-facebook hint to my friend Betsy about making one. I did have to bribe her by meeting her at the gym that week, but on Saturday morning we met at Joanns, iPhones in hand with Pinterest up.
I initially had a different idea for the stole, but it was a little bit more involved and actually would have end up looking like my water-into-wine stole and we wanted to try something we had never done before. Eventually I found inspiration from this stole of Jon’s. We had never really pieced anything together before (most of the stoles we’ve made are done with applique) so this was fun! We bought the white fabric and four different water-like blue fat quarters.
I printed out a dove image (I just google image searched “holy spirit dove” and printed out a couple so we could choose which one we liked the best) and cut the dove out of the leftover white fabric. We appliqued it on top of the blue patchwork. Betsy did all of the sewing and I did the ironing!
The best part is that not only did I get to wear it that Sunday, but I had a baptism this past Sunday and I have two on my calendar in the coming weeks!
Stole making really is a lot of fun and it can be inexpensive. We had a lot of materials already on hand (the lining and the applique stuff) so I only spent about $18 on this project! Obviously I couldn’t do it without Betsy (since I basically only know how to sew a button on) – I hope she has as much fun as I do!