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post #261 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne View Post
Do you sew?
The wrap style over at www.tznius.com is extremely easy to make. I have made several now, and by far, my favorites are the denim and linen ones.
All you need to know is how to use scissors, a measuring tape and sew a straight line.

Paula
I am working on one right now!
But I wanted one or two "traditional" jean skirts (the zip up the front, etc)
post #262 of 1083
I still love my skirts from Style J, P&L. I posted about them a page or two back - not sure if you missed it or are looking for something different. I'm actually going to order another one soon.

After tons of looking, coveting, thinking.. I did decide to order 2 coverings from Garlands of Grace. I got a plain headband and a snood. I will hopefully love the snood and be able to wear it to church, the headband for more of an every day look (but I don't cover every day). I can't wait for them to arrive!
post #263 of 1083
Tznius style wrap skirt. Easy as a wink.
First, look at the website to see what they look like.
Then, buy 4 yards of 60" wide fabric. Denim/cord/linen/ your choice.
Stay away from slippery fabric.
Prewash and dry twice to ensure setting the shrinkage.
Iron fabric and then flod it into a big square.
Get out your pin box and tape measure.
Hold tape at one of the folded corners and measure down the side 17". Mark with a pin. Continue holding tape end at corner and measure 17" until you reach the other edge.
Now, measure the length of a prefered skirt you already wear.
Holding the end of the tape to the area you marked with pins, measure the length you want and pin accordingly all the way around the bottom, moving the end of the tape to correspond with the bottom.
FYI. If you are slender, you can measure the same all around the bottom. If not, make sure to add about 1 1/2" along the area that will be in back.
THis will keep the skirt from looking like you are bent over all the time.

Cut along the pins. With the extra piece of fabric, cut a length for the tie as follows. First measure the top of the skirt, then add and an extra three feet or so to the length. Mark a section 5-6 inches wide, depending on you wide you want the tie to be.
You will likely need to add sections to the long piece to reach the length you need.

Now, iron the side and bottom edges over twice and sew in place.
Take the tie, and sew the right side to the wrong side of the skirt.
At this point finish the ends of the tie as well.
Then, iron the attached edges flat. Fold and iron the unfinished edge of the tie, then fold over and iron into place along the right side of the skirt.
Top stitch in place.

To wear, place the middle of the skirt at your back and wrap the skirt around you. Tie in back.

I have fabric awaiting me, so I will take pics of the process and post them on our blog, in case there is some confusion in the process.

At one point there were directions online, but the site is no longer up.
Paula
post #264 of 1083
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Originally Posted by xekomaya View Post
I still love my skirts from Style J, P&L. I posted about them a page or two back - not sure if you missed it or are looking for something different. I'm actually going to order another one soon.

After tons of looking, coveting, thinking.. I did decide to order 2 coverings from Garlands of Grace. I got a plain headband and a snood. I will hopefully love the snood and be able to wear it to church, the headband for more of an every day look (but I don't cover every day). I can't wait for them to arrive!
I was lookin at the Style J skirts, I like um! Bit spendy, but I do like um!
Let me know how you like the snood. DH is weired out by my mantillas.
post #265 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne View Post
Tznius style wrap skirt. Easy as a wink.

I have fabric awaiting me, so I will take pics of the process and post them on our blog, in case there is some confusion in the process.

At one point there were directions online, but the site is no longer up.
Paula
I printed out those directions before the site went down.
I did <3 how she had pictures of each step. You're gonna do that, right?
And I can't wait to see the finished product!!!!
post #266 of 1083
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulaJoAnne View Post
Tznius style wrap skirt. Easy as a wink.
First, look at the website to see what they look like.
Then, buy 4 yards of 60" wide fabric. Denim/cord/linen/ your choice.
Stay away from slippery fabric.
Prewash and dry twice to ensure setting the shrinkage.
Iron fabric and then flod it into a big square.
Get out your pin box and tape measure.
Hold tape at one of the folded corners and measure down the side 17". Mark with a pin. Continue holding tape end at corner and measure 17" until you reach the other edge.
Now, measure the length of a prefered skirt you already wear.
Holding the end of the tape to the area you marked with pins, measure the length you want and pin accordingly all the way around the bottom, moving the end of the tape to correspond with the bottom.
FYI. If you are slender, you can measure the same all around the bottom. If not, make sure to add about 1 1/2" along the area that will be in back.
THis will keep the skirt from looking like you are bent over all the time.

Cut along the pins. With the extra piece of fabric, cut a length for the tie as follows. First measure the top of the skirt, then add and an extra three feet or so to the length. Mark a section 5-6 inches wide, depending on you wide you want the tie to be.
You will likely need to add sections to the long piece to reach the length you need.

Now, iron the side and bottom edges over twice and sew in place.
Take the tie, and sew the right side to the wrong side of the skirt.
At this point finish the ends of the tie as well.
Then, iron the attached edges flat. Fold and iron the unfinished edge of the tie, then fold over and iron into place along the right side of the skirt.
Top stitch in place.

To wear, place the middle of the skirt at your back and wrap the skirt around you. Tie in back.

I have fabric awaiting me, so I will take pics of the process and post them on our blog, in case there is some confusion in the process.

At one point there were directions online, but the site is no longer up.
Paula
thanks for the directions!! I am pregnant right now... but maybe I could make it work anyhow...
post #267 of 1083
well, after reading 14 pages of the thread, i am delurking. Liquesce, over the course of the thread i saw you go from engaged to newlywed. congrats!

i do not cover, but i am drawn and deeply interested. have been interested for a few years. my beliefs are best described as Quaker and Buddhist, nothing that requires a covering. modest dress is not something common to my friends or community. i have always loved scarves--but wear them round my neck!

for me, i like the idea of a physical reminder of a life centered on prayer. and i like the idea of modest clothes that leave me free to not think about them all day, to get my work and play done. i will be working in a classroom, with 10-12 year olds...i find myself distracted from my own lessons when my blouse is too low, honestly.

no specific questions...but hear learning, and listening inwardly...
post #268 of 1083
Checking in. I just want to apologise. I know I owe some of you a draft and instructions on a snood. I've had a chest cold that knocked me for a loop. Getting better, but it's still not gone. I just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten about you
post #269 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
I was lookin at the Style J skirts, I like um! Bit spendy, but I do like um!
Let me know how you like the snood. DH is weired out by my mantillas.

Oh, if you're on their mailing list they have 25% off coupons periodically!

Do you have an online source for your mantillas? I usually wear a rectangular scarf tichel/bun style. I would love to get a real mantilla. I've been trying see if my grandmothers' old ones are still around but no luck so far.

mommaduck - Take care of yourself and feel better! No worries over here.
post #270 of 1083
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Originally Posted by xekomaya View Post
Oh, if you're on their mailing list they have 25% off coupons periodically!

Do you have an online source for your mantillas? I usually wear a rectangular scarf tichel/bun style. I would love to get a real mantilla. I've been trying see if my grandmothers' old ones are still around but no luck so far.

mommaduck - Take care of yourself and feel better! No worries over here.
http://halo-works.com

Spendy, but fabulous workmanship!
post #271 of 1083
Aww. Get better, mommaduck. I'm sorry to hear you're sick!

Have been away from this site for a couple days - its such fun to read and catch up on the goings-ons.

I wear a tichel and have a comb at the crown of my head that keeps it in well. Will try the clippie idea, too.
post #272 of 1083
Hello! I am a conservative Christian and I was personally convicted about dressing modestly about 5 years ago. My normal dress is long, peasant-type hippie skirts or jean skirts along with loose t-shirts or tunics-type blouses.

More recently, a few months ago, I was convicted about headcovering. Right now, I don't cover all the time, and when I do, it's usually a bandanna. So, I am kinda in transition and the main reason that I am easing into this is my family. I live with my parents and 5 siblings and have taken a lot of heat since switching to skirts-only. I know it will be worse as I ease into headcovering.

So, I'm truly just looking for support and comraderie in this new endeavor, lol. It's been so lovely reading this thread and hearing about all y'all's experiences and such.
post #273 of 1083
:: Does anyone else suffer from dandruff as a result of covering?? ::


to top it off (literally!) about 3 weeks ago I went no-poo (no shampoo, conditioner) and despite dousing my head in tea tree oil, the situation is not getting any better.

perhaps I should post in the health and healing forum..
post #274 of 1083
Its the no poo, not the covering causing the flakes.
I use a few drops of tto in my conditioner (I wash with it) and it helped quite a bit at first. Always use tto very diluted. It works better than full strength.

One thing I am thinking about doing, is putting my hair in a ponytail at the base of my neck after brushing it well to distribute the oils, and then just washing the scalp area in the sink.
That way I am not drying out the length of my hair with shampoo.
Paula
post #275 of 1083
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Originally Posted by BirthIsAwesome View Post
Hello! I am a conservative Christian and I was personally convicted about dressing modestly about 5 years ago. My normal dress is long, peasant-type hippie skirts or jean skirts along with loose t-shirts or tunics-type blouses.

More recently, a few months ago, I was convicted about headcovering. Right now, I don't cover all the time, and when I do, it's usually a bandanna. So, I am kinda in transition and the main reason that I am easing into this is my family. I live with my parents and 5 siblings and have taken a lot of heat since switching to skirts-only. I know it will be worse as I ease into headcovering.

So, I'm truly just looking for support and comraderie in this new endeavor, lol. It's been so lovely reading this thread and hearing about all y'all's experiences and such.
Have you checked out Garlands of Grace? Wide headbands and such might be a good way to ease your family into seeing you with "stuff" (as my DH calls it) on your head.
post #276 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
Have you checked out Garlands of Grace? Wide headbands and such might be a good way to ease your family into seeing you with "stuff" (as my DH calls it) on your head.
Thanks P&L! I think I will try out some of the headbands...they look cute and comfy and not too "shocking", lol. oh....and if anyone is wondering, I am 19 and unmarried.
post #277 of 1083
Thread Starter 
After a much-needed vacation, I'm back!

F'g, yes to the dandruff. Yuck. I go no-poo for 6 days a week, and shampoo on Thursdays only. It works for the summer, but I get it in the winter no matter what. :

I'm going to catch up later. Tobes is sucking on my shoulder, so I should probably feed him.

Oh, and tichel is TICK-hull. Best I can transliterate it.
post #278 of 1083
At this point, I know this has been discussed, clarified and reclarified buuut.. tichel - does it just sound like tickle? As in to tickle a child? That is what I keep seeing, but no one has yet mentioned that tickle and tichel would be homophones (and that would be super easy to many people). Am I wrong?
post #279 of 1083
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Originally Posted by xekomaya View Post
At this point, I know this has been discussed, clarified and reclarified buuut.. tichel - does it just sound like tickle? As in to tickle a child? That is what I keep seeing, but no one has yet mentioned that tickle and tichel would be homophones (and that would be super easy to many people). Am I wrong?
kind of the /ch/ sound in tichel is pronounced as a throaty sound which isn't present in English but yes it has the same sound structure as the word tickle

Hello all!
I'm Ellie--I'm a religious Jew and try to be pretty modest and keep myself covered I would say I wear skirts about 90% of the time (and like BirthisAwesome it was a little bit of an adjustment for my family haha)

when I get married I will consider covering my hair-I probably wont cover it all the way but will wear heabands and such

nice to meet you all!
post #280 of 1083
BirthIsAwesome-

I'm a young gal myself - 24 years old and unmarried. I've been covering full-time for less than a year and it was a huge adjustment for my Liberal Christian parents. They've come to accept it, though my sister still has issues with it at times. I was quite touched the other day when she mentioned she found a shop in the mall in Coquitlam that only sells scarves and wanted to buy me one but didn't know what my requirements were. What a sweetie.

I hope your parents will accept this change in you with grace and understanding.

I agree - the ones on Garlands of Grace are beautiful. If you're handy with a sewing machine they're not too hard to make.

All the best,
-Deedee
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