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post #221 of 1083
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What a great idea - the tiny plastic combs on your tichels. I'm going to do likewise. Sure would save me from the number of bobby pins I go through!
Thanks! It actually started with my mantilla. I have very fine hair, so nothing was keeping it in. The comb actually keeps it in very well!

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Thanks for the idea. I have not tried the little combs like that. My hair is such that things usually have to be tight to keep them in. But it would seem that they would not necessarily be tight inorder for them to work this way. So perhaps they would not give me a headache.
I am the same way, but the comb works quite well. It took one or two times to get used to it, but it works well.

this is the comb sewn into the "seam" of my mantilla
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0038.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0039.jpg

pushed into my hair (just back from the hairline)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0047.jpg

And the comb covered
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...6/DSCF0049.jpg
post #222 of 1083
P&L

Thanks for the pictures! What a good resource!

Picked up some combs yesterday but they just aren't small enough by a long shot. I may need to order some online. The site you referenced tiaramaking.com... is that where you order yours from?
post #223 of 1083
thanks for the pictures!! I just got a new scarf and I love it but it simply will not stay on. the bonus is it is so light weight and I don't have to hold my hair back in a tight knot to keep it on... but the con is that it keeps slipping off! maybe if i sewed something like that on it would help.

has anyone ever tried sewing a "non-slip band" on the inside? something that kinda sticks to the hair and doesn't slip like rayon and silk (etc) do?
post #224 of 1083
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny View Post
has anyone ever tried sewing a "non-slip band" on the inside? something that kinda sticks to the hair and doesn't slip like rayon and silk (etc) do?
I did, and it didn't work so well with me. The only thing that seems to work for me is cotton headbands (like you wear with hijab) or bandanas underneath my cover.

Either that (and here's my dirty secret) or I have hair that's easily teased, so I'll tease it (until I look like this), and then apply the headband and cover. :
post #225 of 1083
Hello!

Bought some perfect sized combs today at Zellers... they're 'Goody' brand.

I've sewn them in to three of my covers and so far so good. They're working well!

Thanks P&L!

-Deedee
post #226 of 1083
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Originally Posted by darling_deedee View Post
Hello!

Bought some perfect sized combs today at Zellers... they're 'Goody' brand.

I've sewn them in to three of my covers and so far so good. They're working well!

Thanks P&L!

-Deedee
I was gonna say, I just use the Goody brand ones.

I am glad the pictorial was helpful!
post #227 of 1083

Tichel sale

I got an email from coveryourhair.com and the tichels are on sale for $4.99 a piece.
post #228 of 1083
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Liquesce, I love the idea of mauve and cream. If you need help with triangular scarves, that's what I usually use, so I could give you a quick tutorial. You're the queen of the big, honkin' rectangle, right?
Actually I've settled on a sort of modified version of "the butterfly" tie shown on tznius.com (who are advertising a bunch of new skirts and such at the moment, for the currently shopping among us). Just using a rectangular scarf for the underlayer, and bringing the tails up to wrap around my neck. (Because, you know, my big honkin' rectangle lovin' self just couldn't resist including at least one. )

I'll be sure to come back with pictures.
post #229 of 1083
Holy cow, coverers (is that a word?) on MDC? How exciting.

Picture of me covering in a Garlands of Grace covering (Suzanne). I just wear my hair down under them...I have a big noggin anyway, and wearing a bun with a cover over it makes it look like I have a second head under there *sigh*.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...e/P6140001.jpg

A question - I just got a Charity Veil in the mail and I have absolutely.no.clue how to wear this thing. I can't figure it out. Help?

(for the record, I'm not a full time coverer (that word again)...DH is against and I'm lazy, but I do flirt with it increasingly over time. Up here, mostly Mennonite and conservative Christians cover)
post #230 of 1083
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Welcome, 3Jane!

I love those charity veils, too. Is it just a piece of fabric? No guidelines? If so, I'd just bobby pin the heck out of it. That might look tacky though.

Nothing to help it stick to your hair?
post #231 of 1083
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Welcome, 3Jane!

I love those charity veils, too. Is it just a piece of fabric? No guidelines? If so, I'd just bobby pin the heck out of it. That might look tacky though.

Nothing to help it stick to your hair?
It's like a big circle of fabric, but there's points on two sides, so there's a big curve and a smaller curve (with points in between). I'm guessing the smaller curve is where it goes on top of your head. All the pictures I've seen of people wearing charity veils is of them having it sort of wrapped around the back of your head (and usually a bun, not for me).

I'm thinking I will need *at least* four clippies with this thing (two top, two bottom) just to keep it on, plus a small safety pin to attach it at the bottom. In the picture, I'm wearing one of the Garlands headcoverings, but they tie at the bottom which leaves a knot and invariably I catch some of my hair (2 feet plus) in it and yank it out. I wanted to try something a little more traditional, but this slippery piece of polyester might be an even bigger pain, if you know what I mean.

I suppose I could email the lady I bought it from on ebay and ask her how to do it! (picture lightbulb turning on, fizzing, and burning out)
post #232 of 1083
is it the kind that needs to be tied/pinned? or the style that has no way to clip it on the bottom (under your hair?) I have both kinds. the later just does not work for me. drives me batty. I like the kind you can tie yourself...

ETA: sorry I see you mentioned the safety pin - that is what I did but I still didn't like it. everyone's head shape is so different that it really depends on that how it will fit and if you will like it.
post #233 of 1083
You will need to sew snaps on the ends that go under. A pin will tear the material after a time.
post #234 of 1083
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You will need to sew snaps on the ends that go under. A pin will tear the material after a time.
good point. it will tear it. but i disliked mine anyhow so I never wore it...
post #235 of 1083
That's too bad! Charity veils always looked so simple to me. Who would have thought they'd be such a pain!
post #236 of 1083
I thought Charity veils were intentionally left open when you buy them just so you could sew your own snap or velcro under when you know the right placement for best fit. No? Do some people actually try and wear them with no closure? That would drive me totally nuts.
post #237 of 1083
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Originally Posted by xekomaya View Post
I thought Charity veils were intentionally left open when you buy them just so you could sew your own snap or velcro under when you know the right placement for best fit. No? Do some people actually try and wear them with no closure? That would drive me totally nuts.
yeah I know some people that just clippie them all over. I thought that was odd... it would never stay on my head! most people sew a snap.

I just bought a veil (black simple scarf same size at the charity veil) and fold in in a long triangle and tie it in the back. works much better. (though it still slips so I'm probably going to sew in combs or something.
post #238 of 1083
Thread Starter 
You could probably sew a comb into the charity veil as well.
post #239 of 1083
Was looking a little zonked and rumpled by this point in the evening, but wanted to pop in and show off what I settled on ... and since we don't have most of the pictures back yet, well, there you have it.
post #240 of 1083
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Lovely! Mazel tov on your wedding!!!!
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