Thanks, I've seen the pattern. T'be honest, it's less of a hassle converting the Civil War General pattern into a Greek cassock then it would be adapting the Roman cassock
All kidding aside, check out the Simplicity pattern. With the stand-up collar, the overlaid front and the cuffed sleeves, it's got so many of the appropriate characteristics, it's practically a gift. Check out: http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm...e=19&sec=0&id=57&StartRow=11
and click on the two Union soldiers. The sashed gentlemen are wearing incipient cassocks, Mwahahahahaha!
Keep in mind I've been adapting patterns since I was a kid. (You have to when you are built like me.) It matters MUCH less that the CWG's pattern is a short jacket - extending the length of a garment is laughably simple - than that is is cut appropriately, and has some of the major architectural features of the garment I want to end up with. Since it already has an overlaid front, I can easily turn it into a diagonal line from collar to waist, and turn the collar just a wee bit. Add buttons, ties and the interesting "extended diamond" on-seam side pockets Greek cassocks tend to have, and POW. It's a pattern. I've made a couple - built for everyday use rather than fancy-wear. I'm fond of TeeShot Poplin, sold by JoAnn Fabrics. It's a relatively lightweight poly/cotton that wears like iron, while having enough substance to drape pretty well. Your Mileage May Vary - but may the Lord save us from Astro-Turf Polyester Doubleknit!
(currently hip deep in another insane sewing project with a deadline - in my copious spare time)