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post #461 of 1083
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Has anyone ever ordered from New Creation Apparel? They have quite a lot of long skirts. I've been looking and looking and looking for an ankle-length brown skirt, so I just ordered the liberty tweed skirt ... I'll post if its nice.
Those are some of the cutest skirts that I have seen in a long time! Thanks for the link! Some are *different* ....
post #462 of 1083
Feyfellow, I love those pics!

We went to an Ancient-Greek themed SCA event last weekend. It was the first time in a LONG time I'd gone out in short sleeves. I wore a chiton, which is basically a fabric tube up to the armpits, then unsewn on the sides above that and pinned at the shoulders, so that a bit hangs to overlap. Because of the length of cotton gauze in the dark purple I wanted was 4 yds, the overlap was just enough to cover my chest. Not that anyone saw much of my arms, or any of my chest, because I also wore a 4 yd long white cotton gauze himation. That's a long shawl, which I wrapped with one end over one shoulder, up around my head, then across my front, around my shoulder, to have the other end hanging down in front. I pinned it to an underscarf so it wouldn't slip off the top of my head, and it was quite comfortable. I got some interesting looks when I went to pick up my DD from her creative dramatics class (with my friend in her Turkish garb), but I was comfy.
post #463 of 1083
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Feyfellow, I love those pics!

We went to an Ancient-Greek themed SCA event last weekend. It was the first time in a LONG time I'd gone out in short sleeves. I wore a chiton, which is basically a fabric tube up to the armpits, then unsewn on the sides above that and pinned at the shoulders, so that a bit hangs to overlap. Because of the length of cotton gauze in the dark purple I wanted was 4 yds, the overlap was just enough to cover my chest. Not that anyone saw much of my arms, or any of my chest, because I also wore a 4 yd long white cotton gauze himation. That's a long shawl, which I wrapped with one end over one shoulder, up around my head, then across my front, around my shoulder, to have the other end hanging down in front. I pinned it to an underscarf so it wouldn't slip off the top of my head, and it was quite comfortable. I got some interesting looks when I went to pick up my DD from her creative dramatics class (with my friend in her Turkish garb), but I was comfy.
pictures????
post #464 of 1083
One of the ladies in the group was taking a lot of pics. If she posts any of me I'll post a link.

Given how comfortable I was, I gave in to DD's request that I wear the black shayla I bought in Bahrain when I was in the service (even before I started wearing them, I had a thing for collecting scarves). It's very sheer georgette (I think) edged with satin. So I just put it over my head, pinned at the collar, with the ends crossed and flung over my shoulders, nice and loose. Wearing it in a crown or bun-wrap works, but it's much cooler this way, even though it looks hijab-like.
post #465 of 1083
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I love hijab. So gorgeous and elegant. The pics I saw when I googled "Shayla" reminded me of Jackie Kennedy. Classic.
post #466 of 1083
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Given how comfortable I was, I gave in to DD's request that I wear the black shayla I bought in Bahrain when I was in the service (even before I started wearing them, I had a thing for collecting scarves). It's very sheer georgette (I think) edged with satin.
Ooh ... is it silk? Good Bahraini silk is like the gold standard of coveted materials for abayas and hijabs.
post #467 of 1083
Look how I wore my head-covering at my passover seder today. I'm in love.

My uncle said I looked like I was dressing like 2000 years ago, clearly not a compliment, but I think it looks lovely, and it stayed pretty well. One pin and it would probably stay enough for fairly hearty everyday wear. I did finish up cooking in it, and it wasn't much of a problem though I was a touch worried about the tails of the scarf and gas burners... in this case though all's well that ends well.

sorry its black and white I think I left my camera upstairs and I don't want to wake everyone getting it. Check it out!
post #468 of 1083
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Look how I wore my head-covering at my passover seder today. I'm in love.

My uncle said I looked like I was dressing like 2000 years ago, clearly not a compliment, but I think it looks lovely, and it stayed pretty well. One pin and it would probably stay enough for fairly hearty everyday wear. I did finish up cooking in it, and it wasn't much of a problem though I was a touch worried about the tails of the scarf and gas burners... in this case though all's well that ends well.

sorry its black and white I think I left my camera upstairs and I don't want to wake everyone getting it. Check it out!

Love it! I will have to take a pic and post with the new scarf. I was wearing mine in a similar fashion, and everyone I worked with call me the Blessed Mother Mary!! LOL Ugh, it was a new shot at tying it, and it was just much easier to deal with through a 12 hour work day...
post #469 of 1083
Another website that offers beautiful dresses, skirts and tops that are all available for customizing for a very small additional cost.

http://eshakti.com/

You can change the sleeves, neck line, length of the skirt, etc. to make it as modest as you like. I have ordered a couple dresses from them and they are very nicely made, just beautiful and the fabrics are lovely. You enter your height and specific measurements and then request precisely how you want the garment made when you check out. I hear they are excellent on returns/adjustments if you aren't happy when your piece arrives.
post #470 of 1083
I have a couple of eShakti blouses on my summer wardrobe wishlist. Some of them are soooooo pretty. I have heard that some people have had length issues with sleeves in particular, so if it's important to you that your sleeve falls just to your elbow or wrist or wherever I'd probably make sure to include a particular desired length and not just the "short/medium/long" arm length estimate options they give. Other than that I've never heard anything but good things.
post #471 of 1083
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Ooh ... is it silk? Good Bahraini silk is like the gold standard of coveted materials for abayas and hijabs.
No, I don't think it's silk. I probably could have gotten something nice in silk at the price if I'd gone to a market, but I was in a mall. It was actually kind of cool, here's this mall not much different from one in the U.S., except for in the bookstore, the whole wall of Qu'rans and Muslim study type books in place of the Christian ones in most U.S. malls (plus a wider variety of languages available in the books in general), and a store that sold abayas and scarves.

Bahrain actually reminded me of Phoenix/Tempe in some ways.

Anyway, I seem to have reverted to my black cotton scarf with the butterflies in a crown wrap. It's going to be too hot for this soon, though.
post #472 of 1083
I received the skirt from New Creation Apparel today ... the color is slightly off from the photo, but I've done enough online and catalog shopping to expect that. It is really nicely made though -- a very soft tweed, fully lined, pretty true to size, cut comfortably wide. Definitely no regrets. They even included a tape for taking measurements, I presume with future orders or order corrections in mind.
post #473 of 1083
hi ladies! I'm jewish, raised going to a chabad but not exactly hassidic. I fell away in adolescent rebelion, and certain events only pushed me farther from hashem. Somewhere along the line I met my husband, who is not jewish, but is supportive. When and if we have children my husband and I are agreed on raising them with jewish traditions. He was raised souther baptist, and goes to shul with me. (we do not go to a church ever) He even recently asked for me to teach him hebrew! He isn't interested in converting, which is fine with me, however if he ever did want to and I feel he is sincere I would be overjoyed! I don't expect it though.

Anyhow- I am coming back to tznius dress, and my heart is called to cover my hair. My husband really doesn't like it, and he has been vocal about it, so I'm trying to ease him into it. He's been so supportive of kashering our kitchen and so much more, so he deserves the time to adjust. He would prefer me covering with a sheitel (wig) and I love this one (in a beautiful warm brown color http://www.yaffawigsoutlet.com/produ...roducts_id=874 )
but I can't spend 700+$ by the time all is said and done. However I know I can't cover full time without one (also because of work), so I hope to save enough for it within a few months.

I personally love covering with a tichel, and am hoping to do it more and more. I don't have a lot of covers yet though, so it won't be always. I also want to get or make a few snoods.

I'm considering buying an innexpensive wig to start... does anyone cover with a sheitel? Have much of a difference have you noticed in prices?

So, I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!
post #474 of 1083
I used to wear a sheitel to work (now have a job where I wear a scrub cap, so no need). I would say that it is worth it to get the European hair wigs. They look and feel nicer and most last longer. There is a company in NYC named "jap wigs" (barf, I know). You can get a European human hair wig for about $450 from them. I have friends that have contacted them and sent a hair sample to color match so that they didn't have to go to the store.
post #475 of 1083
thanks, that is good to know!
post #476 of 1083
Help! I need headcovering help. This just isn't working for me. To the point I'm doubting about covering my head/hair at all. I need something that stays put, all day, even a vigorous day, and yet is fast and easy. The only thing I have the fits the bill is a tichel type scarf tied in the dutch crown, which requires making two braids and pinning them in a crown first. Not easy to do when your running 10 minutes late (which is sort of common around here.)

Even kercheifs and bandanas slip backwards usually, so I retie them because I freak out that they are going to fall off. I also don't love the way kercheifs and bandanas stick up in the corners like this. I don't love kerchiefs in general, though at work where we have to cover our hair (in a commercial kitchen) there is a nice plain black bandana that I like. It doesn't seem to slip either. Don't know why. the stick up corners aren't great, and honestly, I don't love the look of a bandana, but the black makes it ok. And a bandana goes over better here I suppose than fully covering.

I'm just always fussing with everything. I prefer to cover the whole top of my head, and all of my head (the part with hair on it), though I don't worry about covering my hairline, or the entire length of my long thick hair. Even the tichel tied in a bun wrap doesn't stay.

In terms of looks, I like things that look sort of jewish, and old fashioned or ancient. mostly, I'm looking for a couple options that stay put with little fuss, that are cheap. I can't afford much in terms of buying right now. A tiny bit of money for fabric, or the 1 flowery kerchief or many rectangle tichel like scarves or something else very very cheap are my options for now.

x-posted in covering mamas
post #477 of 1083
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Are you using pins, Magelet? My scarves slipped until I started using two bobby pins at each temple.
post #478 of 1083
Hi there. I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been mostly lurking on MDC for about six months now. About two months ago, I stumbled onto a LJ community about modest clothing and something just clicked for me. I found sites about headcoverings (Garlands of Grace, etc.) I love the look of most headcoverings. I found a couple of crocheted scarves at CVS and started wearing those. I'm also seeing lots of long scarves at Wal-Mart, but I'm not sure how to wear them without looking funny.

I've been experimenting with different hair coverings and I think I like my hair to be partially covered up. I'm not religious or spiritual, so I don't have any modesty convictions, but my own style. I've been trying to find a style that's good for work and looks professional. One of the other problems I have is trying to keep the coverings on my head. Even the headbands like to slip off my head because my hair's so fine. I'm learning, though, about bobby pins and clips. I've found so many good suggestions on this thread. Thank you!
post #479 of 1083
I guess I can try pinning it again, with some different bobby pins. I tried it once, but the ends of the bobby pin looked weird, and I was worried about the bobby pin vs scarf. (the scarf is REALLY gauzey.) I'll try it again with a sturdier scarf. Thanks.
post #480 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Magelet View Post
I guess I can try pinning it again, with some different bobby pins. I tried it once, but the ends of the bobby pin looked weird, and I was worried about the bobby pin vs scarf. (the scarf is REALLY gauzey.) I'll try it again with a sturdier scarf. Thanks.

Here is a little trick I learned when wearing a tichel. Trust me, it works!

Take the front of your hair, the area that is or would be your bangs. pull them gently back and then clip them in place using those extra teeny tiny claw clips. The ones that are about a 1/4' square. Use three of them.
Now, put the rest of your hair in a bun. A scrunchy bun is very fast if you are running late.
Put on your tichel, either in the bun style, or, the dutch crown style.
Add snap clips at the front and the back of each ear.

Your covering will not budge all day, even if you do something rather active.

To make your clippes invisible, you can paint them with nail polish to match your covering/s.
Its flexible and does not chip much, plus, you can touch it up very easily.
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