St. Nicholas Complete Costume Pattern
Make a St. Nicholas costume for your festival or special event!
Complete patterns and instructions include
- Miter, Cloak or Cape, Capelet, Stole. & Alb or Gown
- All Pattern Pieces
- Cuttiing Layouts
- Complete instructions
Do choose good quality fabric with sufficient weight to drape attractively. The better the fabric, the better the costume will be.
If you have suggestions to improve the instructions or other comments, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Print Pattern PDF Files
If you are only making a miter, the miter pattern is included in the miter instruction PDF.
• Tips for accurate PDF printing:
For Adobe Reader 7.0
In the Adobe Print dialog box, check these boxes:
For Adobe Reader 8.0
If you are having trouble printing, try clicking on “Advanced” then “Print as Image.”
For older versions
In the Adobe Print dialog box, make sure the boxes for Shrink oversized pages to paper size and Expand small pages to paper size are NOT checked. (In some versions the option is Page Scaling: NONE, click to find Fit to pages and Shrink large pages.)
• If you’re having trouble downloading the file, right-click on the image below and choose “Save target as…” to save it. Then open the PDF with Acrobat Reader (free from Adobe’s website) and print it following the above tips.
Pattern pieces are graphed. Enlarge patterns by drawing pattern pieces on lightweight non-woven interfacing, butcher paper, or brown wrapping paper. These materials may need to be pieced for the big cloak pieces.
Two ways to enlarge graphed pattern pieces
1. Overhead projector with transparencies
- Print pattern pieces on transparency film Be sure to use transparency film made for your printer type
or print on plain paper and make transparencies with a copier
or trace pattern onto transparencies (this requires transferring the grid, as well, and is not recommended)
or purchase transparency set below
- Tape non-woven interfacing or paper to wall
- Project image so squares measure 1 1/8–1 1/2-inches, depending on size needed
- Draw pattern pieces on interfacing or paper
- Check to see that square size is consistent for each transparency
A fine point black marker works well
- Copy pattern pieces by marking where the lines cross the grid lines
- Complete pattern by drawing lines inside the squares
A set of seven printed transparencies—to be enlarged— with all pattern pieces is available from the St. Nicholas Center.
|Transparency Set $8.00|
Tops to make a crozier easily are available in our shop.
Make a crozier using a crozier top from our shop
Pattern designed by Barbara Kissinger. Copyright © 2007 St. Nicholas Center, all rights reserved.
Barbara Kissinger is the author of two nostalgic Christmas books illustrated with postcards and other memorabilia from her extensive collection.
Christmas Past, Pelican Publishing, 2005. Richly illustrated with more than two hundred images from her extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, the text gives Christmas celebration history and customs from around the world. Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.