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post #941 of 1083
erhmm... I Just use plastic shoe boxes. Last summer they were on sale at Target 4 for $5 or something silly like that. The shoe boxes hold my scarves, headbands, wraps, etc. I keep hats on a shelf in my closet.



(OFF TOPIC: the recent birth (B"H!!) in the family has left us with countless 'take n toss' type plastic food containers - I'm saving them for craft, scarf, toy, medicine, et cetera storage.)
post #942 of 1083
I would, but I don't think "heap on top of my dresser" is what you're going for. : Usually I use hangers, though.
post #943 of 1083
http://www.basketsgivinglife.com/Mar...asket-14/info/ everything is tossed in something like this. they don't really get wrinkled. It keeps it pretty nice, and a handmade basket full of scarves makes a rather beautiful decorative touch (as compared to say, a pile on the floor :P)
post #944 of 1083
Do any of you have babies that are really into that grabbing stage- like say 6 months? Do they grab your coverings off?
post #945 of 1083
The only cover I have that my baby doesn't really pull off is my new Al-Amira hijab. Bandanas tend to be fairly sturdy as long as he doesn't get ahold of the very edge of it. I took my oldest son bowling yesterday and wore the baby on my back and he took my long headband off several times. I try not to make too big a deal out of it and just put it back on.
post #946 of 1083
I found bandanas that were clippie-ed or double bobby pinned (two in an X on each side), my standard, worked find when I was watching a little boy from 5-7 months. Obviously though, babysitting for 4 hours is different than living with him. Still, he never really grabed for my covering.
post #947 of 1083

modest skirts

I am always on the look out for long skirts for Church. Where do you all find the best deals on them ? I mostly get them from Chadwicks clearance. I am assuming if you cover that you modest dress also for the most part. Let me know.
Philia
post #948 of 1083
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I am always on the look out for long skirts for Church. Where do you all find the best deals on them ? I mostly get them from Chadwicks clearance. I am assuming if you cover that you modest dress also for the most part. Let me know.
Philia
there had been some recent conversation about long skirts on the modest dressing thread. you might find something there.

New Creation was mentioned. Shukr sales are favorites. also koshercasual.com
post #949 of 1083
Hey Mamas!
I am starting to sew some regency era dresses for my wardrobe, and I was wondering about headcoverings you might think would look nice.
I have done a regency era hairstyle that I love, but sometimes I prefer having all of my hair covered. I usually do a bun style for my hair, but I have been considering a snood style with a mitpachat scarf.
Neither of these styles is historically accurate, but I prefer scarf styles to bonnets (which are historically accurate). Any suggestions or ideas???

NOTE: x-posted to Modest Dressing Mommas
post #950 of 1083

Interesting Catholic view of covering

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/3...s-freedom.html

I was less-than-thrilled with some parts of this. Particularly the part about being mistaken for an illegal immigrant (was that supposed to be funny?) and the part about hiding one's conscience when you do something you're not proud of.

Thoughts?
post #951 of 1083
I see what the writer is talking about overall - I myself have considered wearing the Hijab for the very same reasons - the behavior of men towards you is very different. I live in Texas, in a very non-Muslim area. But yesterday while on the city bus a Muslim {I'm assuming} woman in Hijab got on, and immediately she was given a seat even though the bus was standing room only, and given no trouble through out the ride. I on the other hand, in slacks, long sleeved shirt and bandanna head-covering, was not treated anywhere near the same.

But yes - the immigrant comments and the hiding one's conscience parts were tacky to say the least. FWIW I'm Catholic too.
post #952 of 1083
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Originally Posted by UmmZaynab View Post
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/3...s-freedom.html

I was less-than-thrilled with some parts of this. Particularly the part about being mistaken for an illegal immigrant (was that supposed to be funny?) and the part about hiding one's conscience when you do something you're not proud of.

Thoughts?
Actually I'm not sure if there is a single part of that which didn't grate on me. From a non-Muslim being the most appropriate commentator on what hijab means, to the "mysterious east" and the rundown of non-prude credentials, to "feeling completely secure from unwanted advances" (really?), to the homeless-muggers-illegal immigrants bit you mentioned (really?), to the support for Muslim individuals and business people extending a certain really basic level of courtesy only to the visibly Muslim, to the smackdown on Western dress and putting words of pity into my mouth with regard to it, to the claim that Arab men have some sort of superior appreciation for diverse women's bodies (again, really?), to the seriously hackneyed and ever underwhelming jewel metaphor.

Honestly that is the sort of article that when non-Muslims read it I feel embarrassed to be, by way of my clothes, associated with it, or thought to be better understood through the lens of it.
post #953 of 1083
Hi ladies! How's everyone doing? Just thought I'd check in & maybe get this thread going again. It's been great encouragement for me in the past, & I've learned so much about styles & places to buy things!
post #954 of 1083
Hi all! I am a head covering mama, I have found some great deals on lots of tichels on ebay. They are great too.
post #955 of 1083
wow it's been a really long time since I've been here! how is everyone?

so in headcovering news I just got a new tichel from "coveryourhair.com" and I LOVE it. I have another one form them with fringes which I really like, but I got a solid black on with no finges in cotton and I LOVE it. it's the most lightweight covering I've ever had. so easy to put on and stay put pretty well. I get headaches very easy from having my hair up too high or too tight so this ads no extra pressure to my head and I think it's the best!


so what coverings do you all like in this hot seasons?
post #956 of 1083
I use tichels a large portion of the time because they are easy. I do occasionally wear a sheital/wig but that isn't too often. I also have a couple of snoods/hats/berets but don't wear them too often either.
post #957 of 1083
Well, I have to admit that I've been really bad about covering my head for the last few months. I think it's in direct proportion to my spiritual life & walk with God, which also haven't been as good.

I'm still VERY self-conscious about wearing any form of headcovering in church. I'm the only one in my large church who would do it, & very few people in this area wear anything on their heads in public. So wearing something in summer - when people won't assume it's just a fashion accessory for warmth - makes me even more nervous!
post #958 of 1083
I think that all of us who have come to headcovering through adulthood have felt this very way. most of us started with a small thing lilk a kerchief and worked our way towards something more covering (not to say I don't still wear kercheifs, b/c I do, just not as my regular every day covering).

if this is something you're dabbling in then no biggie. but if it's something you feel necessary for you to do, then you're going to have to step a little out of your comfort zone before you're able to feel... comfortable. believe me after wearing if for a little while you just totally forget it's there and people don;t stare so much b/c you don't seem worried about it. and it's like no big thing at all.
post #959 of 1083
oh my goodness! So sorry for all the typos in that last post! I was just about to walk out the door and I tried typing it really quick... clearly I shouldn't have bothered! oops... off to fix it now and make it somewhat comprehandable!
post #960 of 1083
Thread Starter 
mom2fussy, I'm so there with you. I've fallen out of the habit as well - I had serious sensory issues while pregnant and now my hair is longer and a pain to cover up. I keep wondering if these are just excuses or what. Part of it is that most of my clothes are falling apart and I'm really beginning to hate what I'm wearing because it's in such bad shape.

Anyways, no advice here - just commiseration.
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