VIDEOS: Lessons in how properly to fold a cassock

When I was in Rome a few days ago, I asked one of the great guys at Gammarelli to give me a refresher lesson in how to fold a cassock well, to minimize wrinkles when packing.

I posted another video about this a couple years back, but I recorded it with the wrong orientation of my mobile phone, vertical.  That video is more detailed, but it’s a little hard to see what’s going on.  It also includes Italian explanations in addition to a lesson in how to fold a cassock with a pellegrina.  I’ll include that one, below.

Meanwhile, here is the newer video!

And here is the older video.

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5 Responses to VIDEOS: Lessons in how properly to fold a cassock

  1. APX says:

    FWIW: This method also works for folding dresses when packing.

  2. Spinmamma says:

    Thank you. Useful, that. And the English is charming (bend). What I like the most was how reverently he handled that beautiful garment.

  3. frjim4321 says:

    Looks rather like how I fold my alb.

    I must say, that fabric looks very nice.

  4. Uxixu says:

    Excellent. I need this. Since I began serving the FSSP upwards of 50 to 100 times a year, I keep my Roomey Toomey in the trunk of my car (never know when you’ll need it), usually folded in three. But especially before Sundays I usually do a “dry press” to smooth it out.

    The biggest problem I personally have is real linen surplices (have one plain and one lace for the higher feasts). Even if I spend an hour with an iron (no starch), it usually looks like I slept in it…

  5. APX says:

    The biggest problem I personally have is real linen surplices (have one plain and one lace for the higher feasts). Even if I spend an hour with an iron (no starch), it usually looks like I slept in it…

    Linen is painfully difficult to keep from wrinkling. Every sacristy should be equipped with a clothes steamer.

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