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post #501 of 601

head coverings

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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
What types of headcoverings are you interested in?
I really don't know. Do you have any links I can check out?
post #502 of 601
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Originally Posted by niengolina View Post
I really don't know. Do you have any links I can check out?
my compy is being a bit weird right now, so i will just give you some site names, if that is ok

garlands of grace
headcoverings by devorah
cover your hair
hijab style (gives some great modest dressing tips)
and tznius.com has some good step-by-steps for tying scarves
post #503 of 601
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
my compy is being a bit weird right now, so i will just give you some site names, if that is ok

garlands of grace
headcoverings by devorah
cover your hair
hijab style (gives some great modest dressing tips)
and tznius.com has some good step-by-steps for tying scarves
Thank you! I especially like the Garlands of Grace site. I'll be looking more at those.
post #504 of 601
also, my fave headcovering is homemade. I found a peice of fabric with decent drape that looked nice (it's orange/pinky stripes, not as weird as it sounds though) cut it about 34 in by 34 in, and did a rolled hem on it. It ends up looking a bit like phatui's in her interview pic lol, in terms of style. I like it a lot, but I think I would do 30 in by 30 in next time for a "bandana style" but bigger scarf, or 36+ for a tichle style scarf to cover a bun. It's a little in between.

I also have bought several thin (in terms of heavyness of cloth. maybe 12-18 inches across?) rectangular scarfs at street fairs and markets over the years. I like to use them to make the dutch coronet from tznuis.com. I put my hair in two braids and pin them in a coronet on top of my head, securely and then I tie the coronet of the scarf in front of my braids. It's absolutely the most secure covering I have, I think I could surf/wrestle/run/chase toddlers/insert your headscarf losing actitivty here and dance all day, and not have it be even loose at the end of the day.
post #505 of 601

Pockets

Hello!

I love wearing skirts (although I do wear pants and its not really for modesty reasons, so sorry for the intrusion). However I am limited when I wear them to work because I need pockets. I have only 1 skirt with pockets.

Does anyone have a similar problem, or know of a solution for this? I just got 4 lovely new skirts and want to increase how often I wear them. I don't own a sewing machine, and although I would love one its not in the budget. I also would need to learn to sew if I did get one. So hopefully I can find an easy solution to this.

Thanks!
post #506 of 601
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Originally Posted by dealic View Post
Hello!

I love wearing skirts (although I do wear pants and its not really for modesty reasons, so sorry for the intrusion). However I am limited when I wear them to work because I need pockets. I have only 1 skirt with pockets.

Does anyone have a similar problem, or know of a solution for this? I just got 4 lovely new skirts and want to increase how often I wear them. I don't own a sewing machine, and although I would love one its not in the budget. I also would need to learn to sew if I did get one. So hopefully I can find an easy solution to this.

Thanks!
may i ask what kind of work you do? that might help to know how much pocket you are really needing. do you have the kind of job, for example, where you could actually wear a short apron full of pockets?

i have this problem, too, and many skirts with built in pockets....well, the pockets are too shallow to really help (or too big and i look thick around the middle. there's no pleasing me i guess!)

i have thought of getting one of those 18th-century pockets that tie around the waist. they are sold at craft fairs in my area. perhaps not the most practical solution. i look forward to hearing the suggestions of others.
post #507 of 601
Hi!

Thanks for the reply! I work in a group home for men with special needs. I could possibly do an apron around the house, but I don't know, I don't feel like an apron kind of girl... I don't think I have ever worn one and I don't know I could pull it off... It seems too out there for me for some reason.

Basically I usually need to carry my cell phone, sometimes a laminated picture, sometimes keys or gloves or other small items. I have wondered about the tie around the waist kind, and like the premise but I haven't ever seen one in real life.
post #508 of 601
way, waay, waaaaaaaaay up thread there was a discussion regarding bloomers; today I found this: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...0?evar3=BROWSE
post #509 of 601
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
way, waay, waaaaaaaaay up thread there was a discussion regarding bloomers; today I found this: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/b...0?evar3=BROWSE
Me likey!
post #510 of 601

on pocketses

I have often considered sewing a small pocket to the inside seam of my skirt waistbands-- I bought a skirt that had one once. A machine wouldn't be needed or even preferred, since hand stitches would show less... hmmm.

I also have several skirts w a cargo pocket on the outside thigh- another option if you can find matching fabric...

Now I feel inspired to sew.

blessings

post #511 of 601
StyleJ is now selling long maternity skirts!! woohoo!
post #512 of 601
what are your favorite tops for very hot sticky days? i know last summer this was discussed....and i'm being lazy to not dig back. if you have any photos (catalog pages etc) that would be lovely.

if i have linen on the bottom, i don't want to go linen on top, too. i can't deal with all the wrinkles

thanks for any ideas
post #513 of 601

pj weight cotton

My current fav is a pj weight cotton 3/4 sleeve blouse-- looks pretty and femenine, but also slightly western-wear. Not really my style, but it's so cute and comfy, I wear it att. Now if only I can find a few like it, but more... ME. (I never press it-- just machine wash, then soak in shower on hanger and drip dry-- zero wrinkles, and zero pressing).

I'd love to hear others' ideas bc I do not wear anything shorter than 3/4 sleeve in public. My long sleeve lightweight t's are getting kinda sticky this time of year...
post #514 of 601
shukr has some beautiful stuff right now.

http://www.shukronline.com/women-prints.html

really makes me wish I could sew...
post #515 of 601
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Originally Posted by mum4vr View Post
My current fav is a pj weight cotton 3/4 sleeve blouse-- looks pretty and femenine, but also slightly western-wear. Not really my style, but it's so cute and comfy, I wear it att. Now if only I can find a few like it, but more... ME. (I never press it-- just machine wash, then soak in shower on hanger and drip dry-- zero wrinkles, and zero pressing).

I'd love to hear others' ideas bc I do not wear anything shorter than 3/4 sleeve in public. My long sleeve lightweight t's are getting kinda sticky this time of year...
here are a few things I found:
http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=686591032

black tissue t

white tissue t

elbow length black t


gray tissue t

Cotton Jersey Elbow Sleeve Henley


Women's Regular Modern Raglan Sleeve Balletneck Pocket T-shirt


Ultimate Stretch Cotton Ballet T-Shirt


Pinpoint Pique Women's Polo


¾-Sleeve Boat-Neck T-Shirt

Featherweight ¾-Sleeve Boatneck T-Shirt
post #516 of 601
Do any of the headcovering modest dressing moms do back carrys with their babies'?
DH doesn't want me to wrap DD on my back b/c he's convinced she will pull my headcovering right off but I am finally getting the hang of it and want to try back carries.
Any tips?
post #517 of 601
shnitzel, I do back carries with my little ones. When you pin in the front, criss-cross your bobby pins. You'll feel the tug long before it comes out. Also, wrapped and tied headcovers will work better than just something that only stays on because of a pin. So try tichels and bandannas instead of snoods.
post #518 of 601
I've carried babes in an ergo back carry before. If you don't have long ties, it shouldn't be much problem. Either go with a tichle or crown tie where the ties are up on your head, or use something without extra ties, like a bandana, it's only when there were like 4-6 extra inches, or other dangly bits that they got really tempted. And I agree, crossed bobby pins work wonders.

Back carries are far too useful to avoid merely because of headcovering, it can definitely be worked around.

The most secure, absolutely unpullable covering I know is this:http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/dutch.pl. But instead of putting my hair at a bun at the back of my head, I do two braids, then pin them securely in the same shape as the scarf will be, quite forwards on my head. Then, I wrap the strands of the scarf in front of the braids. I wrap them around the first strand a lot more times than in the pic, so it's tighter to itself. No pins in the scarf, it stays on all day, and nothing for babe to tug at. It stays put without pins (other than in the braids) even with exercise and vigourous activity all day.
post #519 of 601

DH pressuring me to dress immodestly

Can I get y'all's advice on this issue please? I am uncomfortable showing much of my legs or a low neckline, wearing pants that show the shape of my behind, and at times my hair. My husband doesn't see what the big deal is, but before when I wore normal things I'd get leered at, get propositioned for prostitution, get hit on. Besides my clothes I wear now are simply more comfortable, t-shirts or button-up shirts, loose long skirts. DH keeps saying I should wear more things like ____ as an everyday thing, whatever less modest thing he sees me wear to coverup at the beach or at home like this sarong I tied on as a dress, or the jeans I put on when I was out of clean clothes. I don't want to ignore his wishes or argue with him but I just don't want to do that!
post #520 of 601
nak

What abt doing what us muslimahs do, dress up at home, but cover up when you're out?

or did he specify he likes for you to wear that stuff out?
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