Hello. I’m brand new here and this is my first post, so sorry if I’ve put it in the wrong place.
I’ve been considering purchasing old, worn and generally unusable vestment pieces such as maniples or stoles, and using them to make patterns which I’d use to make new ones with or to gain experience which I might use to repair existing vestments. Would this be licit, so to speak? Is there anything that would make this immoral or sinful? I’ve done this with other (secular) garments in the past, and it usually involves removing any stitching/seams in the garment and rendering it down to the smallest reasonable parts. Would this be considered desecration? Moreover, am I even allowed to own such items if I’m not a member of the Clergy?
Thanks in advance.