The Ringger Family a wonderful example of female modesty

The Ringger Family a wonderful example of female modesty
. A wonderful example of female modesty. They have a clothing store http://www.ringgerclothing.com/

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. And like I always tell my son when he ask,"What am I going to get for Christmas?", the Lord Jesus Christ. We all get the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins. Blessings to everyone.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Coni's Signature Collections

http://www.fashionpatterns.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2

I found this new website with some nice patterns. They can be easily adjusted to ones level of modesty. She has some blouse sloppers so one can design their own blouses. Here is a dress that I like. Click the link above and start buying.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Free Apron Pattern

http://www.intimelyfashion.com/2008/07/24/mollys-apron-a-project/

Here is Mollie's Apron. It is a free apron pattern and I think this is a very pretty apron. It is in size 12. Click the link above and start making it today.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Victoria Jones

http://victoriajonescollection.com/?page_id=4

This is an Hawaiian pattern collection. Many of the patterns are modest and feminine. She has the most feminine and modest pattern I've seen for wedding.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Favorite Things patterns

http://www.favoritethings.net/patterns/overview

This is not really a modest pattern site but they have some cute feminine patterns that can be modified to be modest. Like some of the dresses can be made modest by wearing a blouse under it. All of them can have the skirts and sleeves made longer to be modest.Some of the skirts are already maxi length. They have wonderful feminine jackets and a nice cape. They also have slipper patterns, some household stuff, and bags too.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lydia of Purple


http://www.lydiaofpurple.com/

Here was a cleaver woman who created a riding skirt that was full enough to ride horses astride and be modest too. It is sad she is closing her business because of a death in the family. Perhaps one of you will purchase it and keep it going.



PHILIPPA "Lover of Horses" "Please note: Skirt only"


True CIRCULAR Skirt only. Our best horse-back riding skirt or outing skirt we have found. My girls like it because it covers their legs and YES they ride horses with this skirt as you can see. It has a waistband with back seam zipper, no belt included. Customer supplies fabric of choice. If wanting denim use only light weight, heavy will feel as if it is hanging on your hips. As you can see in the picture that skirt can even cover part of the horse.

Sizes 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 6 yards fabric
Sizes 14 - 16 - 18 7 1/2 yards

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blessed Femina

http://www.blessed-femina.com/search/label/Modesty
This is a lovely website with many articles for the Titus 2 woman and this particular article is on feminine modesty. I hope you ladies will enjoy it.

Babalonish Garments

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/Babylonish-Garments.pdf

This is a Seventh Day Adventist article on how fashions today are the same as the garment that was stolen in Babylon.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More on Catholic modesty

http://handmaidsofthelord.org/

This one has many links on modesty for Catholic Christians and uses many different sources like Bible, etc.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Plain Distinction part 3

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/A-Plain-Distinction-Part-3.pdf

The last part of the article a plain distinction. A very informative article on what is a plain distinction between men and women's dress.

A Plain Distinction part 2

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/A-Plain-Distinction-Part-2.pdf

The second part of a very practical research on how women's fashions need to have a plain distinction.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Constructing a Caul Cap Free pattern Link

http://www.elizabethancostume.net/headwear/caulmake.html

I thought these caps were pretty and can be a change of pace from the usual.

The Veil

http://www.catholicmodesty.com/The_Veil.pdf

This article will be of interest to Roman Catholic ladies and perhaps others. It is about how many misunderstandings happened in regards to the veil and how women just stopped wearing them. Interestingly, one of the elders in my church said a Bishop had forbidden veiling because women took to wearing extremely fancy hats. Sadly, I feel he just should have told the ladies not to wear fancy hats not to stop having women cover all together.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

More links on Chasity and Modesty

http://www.marysproject.com/_mgxroot/page_10831.html
This is a site with many links to Modesty and Chasity

Questions on Fashion in Ladies Dress

http://www.traditioninaction.org/Questions/A005_Fashion.htm
A very interesting article about issues that can come up with fashions and how Christians should respond to the issue.

Modesty Links and resources

http://www.saintsworks.net/Modesty%20and%20
Purity.htm


This is a list of many different resources on Roman Catholic modesty. I love that as I do this blog that I am finding modesty links and resources with almost all the different denominations

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cotton apron pattern links

http://thecottonapron.blogspot.com/2012/11/apron-patterns.html

Here is a blog article with many links to apron patterns. Also, some of the links for other kitchen items.
Long time ago a read a blog post. I can't even remember where it was. The lady said she decided to be a stay at home wife and that she felt angry because people treated her like she was doing nothing. Then she started wearing an apron and said that after that everyone treated her like she was busy and doing work. So I guess an apron is a kind of uniform.

On Teaching Children Modesty

http://thecottonapron.blogspot.com/2012/11/hard-questions-modesty-what-does-our.html

A wonderful blog article on teaching children from a young age to dress modest and on praying, reading the Bible, and consulting with your husband and God on how modesty will look like in your family. Click the link above to read the article.

Going Home

http://www.homemakerscorner.com/gohome.htm

This is a wonderful site I found. I love her article on women going back to being Keepers at Home and Loving their husbands. One of the testimonies tells something that I have known for a long time. That when women work outside the home she ends up around other men more than her husband. That she ends up with men giving her attention and that she can end up looking at these other men more than her husband and vis versa. Also, she bought up the problems of now days with women not knowing how to do house work any more. They don't teach it like they used to in the public schools. Also because of women's liberation many girls have on purpose been left deliberately not taught the home crafts. Click the link above and enjoy this wonderful article.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Practical Helps for Modest Dressing

http://www.homemakerscorner.com/modestdr.htm

A really good article on how to stay cool in the hot summers and warm in the cold of Winter and still be modestly dressed. Click the link above and enjoy this wonderful resource.

Bible Guidelines on Modesty

http://www.momof9splace.com/modesty3.html

I think this is a Baptist site for Titus 2 - women being keepers at home and for modesty.
Nice article using many Bible verses on modesty, Click the link above to read more.

Modesty: A Virtue Ignored

http://www.psychoheresy-aware.org/modesty_ignored.html


A good article on the issues in the church in regards to modesty.



Modesty: Virtue Ignored


Contending for modesty in the church


By Jim Harmon



Part I - Reason to be Concerned
Part II - Loving the Things in the World
Part III - The Heart of the Matter


Radio interview





Part I


Reason to be Concerned



"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." — Matthew 5:8

The headline marks another nail in modesty’s coffin: "Nudity takes off…The clothing-optional lifestyle is becoming big business, and nobody’s blushing."

The CNN/Money article went on to explain that a "relatively affluent customer base" has made nudism a major growth industry. Nude recreation is no longer confined to an isolated "nudist colony" here and there; rather, it offers "a wide variety of activities to a growing audience." The report states that in addition to a large number of clothing-optional resorts, "There are nude cruises and motorcycle rallies, clothing-free hiking and camping. A charter airline ran a nude flight, and at least three nudist summer camps for teenagers are in operation." Noteworthy in the headline is the phrase, "and nobody’s blushing." It implies that there was a time when to "blush" or feel embarrassed was a natural response to public indecency.

click the link above to read more.

Encouragement from ladies who Wear Dresses Only

http://www.preparingdaughters.com/modest-articles-and-testimonies.php

This is an article about why some women wear dresses or skirts only and why they dress modestly. I hope this will be an encouragement. Click the link above

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mary Like Modesty

http://www.salvemariaregina.info/Modesty.html
1. "Marylike" means modesty without compromise -- "like Mary," Christ's pure and spotless Mother.

2. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending to the wrists; and skirts reaching the ankles.

3. Marylike dresses require full and loose coverage for the bodice, chest, shoulders, and back; the cut-out about the neck must not exceed "two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat" and a similar breadth around the back of the neck.

4. Marylike dresses also do not admit as modest coverage transparent fabrics -- laces, nets, organdy, nylons, etc. -- unless sufficient backing is added. Fabrics such as laces, nets, organdy may be moderately used as trimmings only.

5. Marylike dresses avoid the improper use of flesh-colored fabrics.

6. Marylike dresses conceal rather than reveal the figure of the wearer; they do not emphasize, unduly, parts of the body.

7. Marylike dresses provide full coverage, even after jacket, cape or stole are removed.

8. Marylike fashions are designed to conceal as much of the body as possible, rather than reveal. This would automatically eliminate such fashions as slacks, jeans, shorts, culottes, tight sweaters, sheer blouses, and sleeveless dresses; etc. The Marylike standards are a guide to instill a "sense of modesty." A girl or woman who follows these, and looks up to Mary as her ideal and model, will have no problem with modesty in dress. She will not be an occasion of sin or source of embarrassment or shame to others.

The standard set by the Cardinal Vicar of Pope Pius XI (quoted above) is meant to delineate between "decent" and indecent; it would be sinful to wear clothes which "cannot be called decent." We expect that members of the Fatima Crusade, who are resolved to make reparation for the sins of the world -- especially of immodest and impurity, will do far more than the minimum. They will truly strive to imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary in the virtue of modesty. Keep this guide with you when buying clothes. Make sure that you purchase or make only garments which meet the Marylike Standards.

"Be Marylike by being modest -- be modest by being Marylike."

Click the link above for more information

Twisting the Truth About Modesty Today

http://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/twisting-the-truth-about-modesty/

I think this is a very nice article about how in modern days they have twisted the truth about being modest and feminine. Click the link above to read more

What is Modest Apparel

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/What-is-Modest-Apparel.pdf

A wonderful article that shows actual examples of what isn't modest and what is modest. And explains and shows what is feminine women's clothing.

Amy of Handmaid of the Lord Designs has this wonderful article on dressing modestly for Christian Women

http://utmost-way.com/lhm/modesty.htm


You see, the way a girl dresses speaks of what is in her heart. If she loves her Savior, Jesus, she will dress to please Him. How does she know what clothes Jesus likes? By knowing Jesus and in careful study of His words we can know what He desires for us. The Holy Spirit will make us feel uneasy about wearing clothes that are too revealing.

This is a small part of the article which is backed up with Bible verses. Click the link above to read more.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hand Maid of the Lord Designs

http://utmost-way.com/lhm/index.htm
I love this shop and she is very reasonable for hand sewn items. I just love the blouses and want to purchase some as soon as I can. It is difficult to find very many styles of modest blouses. She has several to choose from. Please, click the link above and start shopping for your favorite clothing items.
Sorry ladies. Another site where I can not get pictures for you to see how great the items are. Please click the link above and see the wonderful modest, skirts, blouses, jumpers, dresses, and underthings that this lady has to offer.

Deborah and Co.

http://www.deborahandco.com/

This is a nice place to purchase modest skirts and maternity skirts that are modest. The have special items for nursing mothers. they have nice accessories that are feminine and layering cami tops. They only had one top and it wasn't a style that is modest for me following the Marylike guidelines but could be fine for others. Click the link above and check it out.

Here is a picture of their ruched skirt. I think it is pretty. Too bad they don't sell the lovely top.

Simply Graceful

http://www.simplygraceful.com/Index.html

Simply Graceful is a place to have modest jumpers made for you or your girl. She has many choices of cute jumpers for girls that are practical, modest, and pretty too.
Sorry, I wasn't able to get a picture of these sweet jumpers. Click the link above and see for yourself.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Plain Distinction - article on how woman's clothes and men's clothes need to be distinctly for man or woman

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/A-Plain-Distinction-Part-1.pdf

I like this article. The lady who did the research for this did a good job. I hope you learn from it.

Elizabeth Lee - modest patterns for mom that are nursing

http://www.elizabethlee.com/patterns/mompats.htm

Elizabeth Lee patterns were designed for the nursing mom in mind. However, her modest and feminine patterns can be used for any time in a woman's life. I wrote to her and asked if it were possible to not have the nursing parts in the patterns and use it for one who isn't nursing. She said that it was optional to make it nursing. I love the patterns. She has other items too that are useful to nursing mothers and also some children's items too. Of course I don't like her swimming suit. It isn't modest but most of her items are.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Saint Acca School of the Southwest - A Private Christian Umbrella School

Hi Ladies,
There is a new private Christian school in New Mexico Called Saint Acca School of the Southwest that allows parents to teach their children at home with the professional education of a private school. Check it out and see about enrolling your child. http://www.staccaschool.com

Friday, November 15, 2013

Something for the Keeper at Home- Thrive emergency food

http://www.thrivelife.com/

I live in a place where one can get snowed in and can not get out of your home. So I found this site to be the best for canned dried foods. I love the food it rehydrates well and unopened it last for 30 years. Watch out though because some foods have GMO's but most are natural.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Your Clothes and Your Heart

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/Your-Clothes-&-Your-Heart.pdf

Another Seventh Day Adventist article. I'm not Seventh Day Adventist but these ladies have done a lot of homework and a lot of what they use is the Bible. And one thing they say which is true no matter what is the heart of the lady when it comes to dressing modest. I hope you will find the article interesting and helpful.

The Naked Church

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/The-Naked-Church.pdf

The basis of this article is summed up in this Bible verse. “and knowest not that thou art . . . naked:” Rev. 3:17

Click the link above and read the article about how we feel it is okay to be naked.

In A Tea Cup- A place to learn how to make Victorian bonnets, and other clothing items

http://teainateacup.wordpress.com/tag/bonnet-making/

A nice site if you like Victorian items. I like the jackets they used to wear back then. Perhaps you will find something nice to make for your modest wardrobe. Just click the link above.



Here is one of her post on how to make a girls regency dress. Click the link above and start learning.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sew Serendipity - A pattern store with some nice skirts, dresses and purse patterns

http://www.sewserendipity.com/
I actually got the Sew Serendipity book and have patterns that are easily made modest by lengthening the skirt and sleeves. I really love her zoe dress.



So click the link above and enjoy the wonderful patterns she has.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mennonite Mom - a store to purchase custom, ready made, repurposed, and used modest ladies clothing

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mennonitemom

I found this lovely ETSY shop and she has skirts, blouses, jackets, veils, and cape dresses and non- cape dresses.


Click on the link above to purchase an item you like

Craftsy - A wonderful site for learning to sew and other home based crafts and skills

http://www.craftsy.com/

Hi Ladies,
Here I have been giving all these pattern companies for modest patterns and some of you may never have sewn. Also, it is hard to get out of the house with family, children to care for and other obligations. Will this is why I have mentioned Craftsy. I got a free course from them and decided to take it. I took the class for the librarian blouse. It was a blouse that I could easily make modest to Marylike standards. Will I was blown away by the class. It was better than when I used to take sewing in high school and university. I really recommend taking their classes for sewing and they also have other Titus 2 skills being taught too. They have cooking, knitting, etc. I hope you enjoy this wonderful site and get to learn skills you may not have had the ability to learn before now.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Anabaptist Faith. A post about Modesty for Men

http://www.anabaptistfaith.com/e-literature10.php?recordID=10014


Why a post on Modesty for Men? Well this man speaks about how difficult it was for him when his wife decided to dress modest and feminine. A very good read that was very interesting to me. You can see how husbands can be a stumbling block for a lady to become modest and feminine in dress.

Amy Anne - Modest Swimsuits and Modest Long Skirts

http://modestswimming.com/index.htm

This is a new store I found and they have very modest interesting long maxi skirts. The swimsuits are definitely more modest than at any regular store. I think one can have her adjust the suit if they wanted to have Mary-Like standards or other standards of sleeve length and skirt length.



Click on the link above to purchase one of her wonderful skirts or swimsuits.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Special Tradition of Celebrating Thanksgiving

I have started something in the past for celebrating Thanksgiving. I got hold of people I knew and thanked them for whatever good they did for me during the previous year. I hope you too can be Thankful for all the good you get from others and especially from God. Have a Happy Thanksgiving this year.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Plain and Simple Headcoverings

http://www.prayercoverings.com/index.php

A very nice shop with a very nice shop owner. She has all kinds of headcovers of every kind for our sisters that cover. And she also has treddle machine belts, apron patterns, and handkerchiefs.


This is just one kind of cover she has. The Snood.
She has scarves, snoods, bonnets, chapel veils, straw bonnets, just to name a few. Click above to find her wonderful store.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Welcome Modest Anglican Catholic Sisters

I wanted to welcome any modest feminine dressed Anglican Catholic sisters here as there aren't any groups or support at all in the Anglican church as far as I can see. I spoke with a Quaker woman and she told me that as she had her blog up for a long time she had some Anglican women come asking her if there were any groups etc. It is especially hard for us Anglican women because there is nothing on modesty or femininity in our church as far as I know. I am Anglican Catholic and came to my decision after reading bible and praying. I also was coming from the Roman Catholic which have Marylike dressing codes. I felt the Marylike dressing codes or guidelines fit with what I read in the Bible and also what I felt in my heart after praying. I hope for those of you that are convicted to dress modest and feminine will find this a good place.

wide headband pattern

http://www.alteredcloth.com/blog/2007/07/how-to-make-a-headband-version-2-the-wide-headband.php

This is a nice and simple wide headband that is nice for the ladies that cover all the time or anyone that just wants to keep their hair out of their face.
Click the link above to get the free pattern

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Respond to Immodesty and Unfeminity Around Us Part 2

What does this have to do with today?

I'm an older woman and the last of the girls that grew up with public schools inforcing a female dress code requireing girls to wear modest dresses or skirts and blouses. When I was in 6th grade 45 years ago, the principal announced that women were the same as men and so could wear pants. Not only could we wear pants but that Friday of that week we had to wear pants to school.

I was the last group where I lived to be told in public High School that I had to take Home Economics. I had to take one semester of cooking and one semester of sewing. I had hoped to be a home economics teacher until I got married. I planned after I got married to stay home and take care of my husband and children.( Oh, did I mention I wasn't a Christian at the time?) See at that time it was still an acceptable if not a dying part of American culture to be a house wife and keeper at home. But, I had to change my major because the public schools stopped teaching home economics where I lived. Girls no longer had to take cooking and sewing. Another thing that happened in public schools was that no one could bring a Bible to school. I watched a Christian friend of mine get expelled for reading a Bible during recess at school. At the time I couldn't understand because she was minding her own business reading. I actually thought it was infringing on her human rights. (Don't forget I wasn't a Christian at the time) Another thing that happened in the public school was that we girls were forced to take swimming. We were forced to wear the immodest swim suit and swim. If we didn't wear the swimsuit ans wim we would be expelled and punished. It was a serious matter. We wouldn't get our high school diploma and could also have other serious consequences.

So how does this affect us right now?

Well right now we have a lot of adults who have grown up and never saw a woman wear a dress.(It is said that 99% of women wear pants all the time) I actually know women who never wore a dress in their lives and their mothers never wore a dress in their lives. There are masses of people who have never heard anything about dressing modest and feminine in the church. In fact there are many people who have been taught by pastors and priest that modest and feminine dress are wrong. Because of all of the above ignorance and deliberate going against God there is an extream confusion going on inour country about modesty and feminity. Also, don't forget that these young priest and pastors have mothers, sisters, etc. that never wore skirts or dresses and were never home. These priest and pastors have mothers (sometimes even grandmothers) , sisters etc. that have no idea how to be a keeper at home. I can not tell you haow often ladies have told me there is nothing to do in the home.
I personally do not have enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done in the home. Just think. The pastors and priest don't know any other culture or way. Do you h9onestly think they would say anything against their female relations? So I believe that to save face many men go along with the way women are today even excusing the issues any way they can.I also believe that women continue in the direction they are going in due to egnorance, or because they genuinely want to go against God, or because they are foreced in some way to continue immodest and unfeminine dressing. (Some are fored by spouse, work or peer pressure to dress immodest and masculine.)
I have known women to get abused by spouses because they dare not wear pants. I personally have had women strangers come up to me angry and attack me for wearing a dress in public places. I have had women stop being my friend because I would not stop wering dresses and skirts. I had been forced to wear pants at work. I've been forced to wear skimpy swim suits and pandts at school.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Modestly Covered - another ETSY shop with wonderful modest ladies and girls clothes

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ModestlyCovered?section_id=13255388

Hi Ladies,
I really love this new shop I found. They have wonderful tunics, and smocks, and long head covers for our ladies that cover. I'm hoping she'll start making some skirts too. The prices are very reasonable. Click the link above to start ordering.

1000 colors - an ETSY Shop With Wonderful Long Skirts

https://www.etsy.com/shop/1000Colors?section_id=6918767

I just found a new to me ETSY shop with beautiful long skirts.


They have tie dye and also patchwork skirts. All of them beautiful. They also have other items as well such as some modest blouses for ladies.

Friends Patterns

http://www.friendspatterns.net/

Hi Ladies,
This is a nice pattern place for simple patterns. I got the canning pattern from them and I want the bloomers and the graceful blouse pattern. The graceful blouse pattern comes with patterns for nursing ladies and other patterns for ladies that are not nursing. Click on the link above to find their site for modest plain patterns for ladies.

Round Chapel Veil Free Pattern

Hi Ladies,
If you look on the free patterns you will find a pattern for a Round Chapel Veil. Sorry I wasn't able to get the picture. I'll try to finish the one I was crocheting and get a picture up here. It comes out with little crosses all over design and a lace edging all around. As you are crocheting it you can make it any color you like.

Sense and Sensibility Patterns

Hi Ladies,
I like this ladies patterns. They are modest and look modern enough to wear them without looking silly. I purchased the afternoon tea dress in the downloadable. Unfortunately, I never got around to putting all those pieces together to make my pattern. I should have bought the paper pattern. That's something to think about, if you aren't real keen on putting together puzzles I would suggest getting the paper pattern.

http://sensibility.com/



She has patterns of many periods. She has swing, Titanic, Edwardian etc. She has crochet patterns too for gloves, shawl and pretty little earrings. Click the link above and have a look.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

King James Bible Verses on Modesty

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Modesty/

Bible Verses About Modesty

Bible Verses About Modesty from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

- Sort By Book Order






1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (Read More...)

1 Timothy 2:9-10 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; (Read More...)

Proverbs 31:30 - Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; (Read More...)

Proverbs 11:22 - [As] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion.

1 Peter 3:1-4 - Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; (Read More...)
To read all of them click the link above.

How to Respond to the Immodesty and Unfemininity Around Us

1. Realize the Situation

I think one of the most important things is to realize the situation at hand. This attack on modesty and femininity has been going on for quite awhile. There have always been cross dressers and women against the Bible through all the ages. There has been sinful behaviors since Eve. So we shouldn't be too surprised with people deliberately going against God. But I think what is most difficult for today is the almost cultural total lack of femininity and modesty today. The last 150 years or so there has been a systematic consistant fight for immodesty and cross dressing. Certain groups (feminist, homosexuals, and communist) fought hard to get the American culture we have today. In fact, they did such a good job that almost no churches or pastors or priest ever speak about modest and feminine dress for ladies. In fact, there are many (I will not name names and make wars) who teach that women must wear pants and must not be keepers at home.

Why is it like this?

Well even before 150 years ago we humans started to go away from God. I realized this when I studied the later Medieval dress. During that time women started to wear more form fitting dresses and to go outside without head covers. When that happened, ladies started wearing corset like undergarments and making some kind of false hairpieces to lengthen their braids. It appears to me to be a kind of vanity. Well as time went one the corset kept getting tighter and tighter (with the exception of the age of regency dress) until women had crushed themselves 10 inch waist. I had read that many women actually broke ribs to make the smaller waist. This was very bad for a woman's health. Also, there were many times when the neckline was very low and showing off the ladies breast. Also, sometimes dresses trailed over the ground and picked up filth and of course was impractical. There were even hoop skirts that made everything under the dress shown when a woman tried to move. These extremes, I believe were not from God. However, to cancel a wrong they did other wrongs, or the women were easily persuaded to the new wrongs because of the negative experiences of the wrongs they were caught in at the time.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

She Wears a Skirt

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/She-Wears-a-Skirt.pdf Hi ladies, I'm not Seventh Day Adventist but the ladies who put this presentation together were right on in aspects of modest feminine dress. They also had many biblical reasons.
Just what do we mean by She Wears a Skirt? Just this: The “she” we are describing is a Christian woman who desires to please God in all things, including what she wears.
click the link above to read the rest of the information. Very good and very informative.

A Woman Can do Nothing in a Skirt

Hi Ladies, This post is coming about because I used to be forced to wear pants to work with the saying, "A woman can do nothing in a skirt." Well there are ladies riding bikes in skirts now. http://www.skirtbike.ro/ If you remember past post, ladies had said they had to get rid of skirts or they could never ride a bike. Will here you are ladies. Lots and lots of ladies riding bikes in skirts. Those ladies in the past just wanted an excuse to not wear skirts. Here is a resource for skirt guards. http://www.eleanorsnyc.com/products/frillride-bicycle-skirt-guard-in-black-dot I can not get the picture of this one but here is a Christian lady who exercises in her skirts. She has a video showing herself doing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2092bOzqHQ Because of this ladies video I got the courage to tell the management of a new fitness facility that I exercise in an exercise skirt and she is allowing it. I told her I'm a conservative Christian woman. If I am to exercise here I have to wear an exercise skirt. And she said it was okay. Here is a girl very active in swimming. She swims in an old fashioned swim suit that anyone can get the pattern for at Folkwear. The site said that the young lady was an avid swimmer and the modest suit didn't hamper her a bit. http://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/product/1860s-bathing-costume-pattern/ Also, here is a picture of girls doing a sport during P.E. http://livingwordupc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PCHOct2013.pdf If you click on the link above you go through the newsletter of this church and you will find the girls doing P.E. in skirts. Actually the pastor's wife Mrs. Burns said she used to climb mountains to get to people who needed her when she was doing missionary work. She also said something else too. If I can not do it modestly in skirts then I probably shouldn't be doing it. Horse back riding can be done. We even have side saddle horseback riding clubs. http://www.sidesaddle.com/ All this saying nothing can be done in a skirt and for thousands of years ladies wore dresses and skirts. This picture and other pictures and explanations can be found at this site. http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/She-Wears-a-Skirt.pdf Ladies used to ride for miles side saddle, carry loads of wood, milk cows, plant gardens, etc all in skirts. So think about it. Woman can do lots in skirts there is no reason to wear pants or even culottes.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Candle on the Hill - Modest Ladies Patterns and a whole lot more

Hi Ladies, Will because I am frugal I've decided to purchase a pattern for a winter bonnet from Candle on the Hill. The owner was kind enough to answer my question right away about adjusting the brim and crown of the pattern. Here is the link to her store and my wonderful bonnet pattern. http://www.candleonthehill.net/store/catalog.php?category=1 Here is the picture of the winter bonnet pattern I'm getting this Thursday. Isn't it lovely. It will protect my ears from ear infections and protect my face from the bright sun where I live this winter. An absolute necessity for me with my health issues. Here is the link to the Winter Bonnet. http://www.candleonthehill.net/store/catalog.php?item=61 I've purchased from Candle on the Hill before. I got a wonderful canning apron pattern, a wonderful modesty vest pattern that buttoned on the shoulder, a fleece pattern for mittens and socks, and a hat pattern for making ball caps, and they have the best buttons in the world. I bought several of the buttons. I was very happy with all I purchased.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Christian Coverings - various types of head covers for ladies that follow 1 Corenthians 11:1-15

Hi Ladies, I'm so happy because I will finally be able to purchase my winter bonnet. I'm not one to veil all the time but because of a skin disease I must keep the sun off my face even in winter. So I finally can purchase this wonderful Winter bonnet. Ladies Christian Coverings is just the place for ladies who veil all the time or only when praying and going to church. They have a very wide variety that can fit for all the various denominations. They even have patterns for those of you who sew. Please click the link and see what my new bonnet will look like. http://www.christiancoverings.com/item_37/Winter-Outer-Bonnet.html

Modest Handmaidens - A one stop store for modest patterns and even modest ready made items

http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/index.html This store is a one stop store for modest patterns for ladies and girls, it also has homeschool supplies, books and patterns for home crafts, head cover patterns, dollar store, information on veiling and head covering, some times fabric, and other items. I've purchased from her before. Got my items right away.

Why I Don't Personally Like Split Skirts and Culottes

I personally don't like split skirts and culottes because they look like baggy pants to me. Even from the front they bother me because there is this line going up to the crotch area. There is research that this brings a man's eyes up to the crotch area and I don't like that personally myself. The other thing is that as soon as a woman moves it really looks like baggy pants. Also, I saw a young girl that was wearing a pair and the first thing she did was to throw her legs up and open like a man. So I personally don't like them. Now I know that everyone say they are skirts and they look exactly like skirts but they don't to me. Here is a picture of a split skirt and a culotte. I would have put up the skirt but couldn't get the picture so I will send the link and you can see for yourself. http://www.ladiesemporium.com/store/ladies_victorian_skirts.php Now if you look at the swirl skirt you will see the ladies legs up like she is going to move just like the pictures I will present to you with split skirt and culotte. I think you will see the differences that I see. This is the Box Pleat Culotte This is the split skirt Now if you compare the skirt with the culotte and split skirt they look to me just like it was explained in the Brethern post I made a few days ago. It looks like baggy pants.
Distinction between the sexes is a biblical principle supported in 1 Corinthians 11, where Paul deals with headship. So, is it acceptable (according to the Bible’s dress standard for women) to wear pants, slacks, shorts, skorts, or culottes that look like baggy shorts?
This quote comes from Modesty In Dress: A Vanishing Virtue By Kenneth Nell http://www.brfwitness.org/?p=939 The other newer reason I don't like split skirts and culottes is that it became a part of the feminist movement. Women wanted to be like men and so starting doing all kinds of things to change her dress. She first did split skirts and harem pants and some even out right just plain old wore men's clothing period. I am not a part of that movement and refuse to do anything to associate with that movement. That movement forced me to become the kind of person I didn't want to be. Also, I don't feel they are necessary. Ladies from the feminist have been brain washed to believe they can do nothing in a skirt. I had a boss tell me if I wore a skirt I wouldn't be able to work. Will you tell me how I couldn't work standing for 12 hours. I want you to know that ladies did trememdous things in a skirt for 1000's of years and now all of a sudden you can do nothing in a skirt. I know of a lady who swims in modest swim dresses. I know a lady that does exercise at a gym in exercise skirts. I know a lady who climbed mountains in skirts. I have found a whole group of ladies who side saddle ride in skirts. I have found a church that has the girls playing volley ball in skirts. So I hope this gives you ladies an idea of why I don't like these items of clothing. As far as skorts are concerned, will I think they can be all different. Some are just scooter skirts which are skirts with shorts under them and the skirts and the shorts are attached together at the waist. I see nothing wrong with these. It would be the same as wearing bloomers underneath your skirts. I will write again about the saying of, "A Woman Can do Nothing in a Skirt."

Modest Headcovering Christian Ladies- A Yahoo Group for Modestly Dressed Christian Ladies - wearing a covering is optional

This is a group for Christian ladies who believe in covering their head at least for prayer if not all the time or not at all and dressing modest and feminine in skirts or dresses. It is a place for support, friendship, sharing and prayer. This is a yahoo group for modestly dressed ladies who wear dresses or skirts. It is also open to those who cover or don't cover. It is hard to find friendly loving groups that allow ladies to dress modest and feminine and also cover as they see fit. I had been in a group for ladies that cover I left because of the very nasty treatment a lady received for saying she believed in wearing dresses or skirts only. It was really sad, because the ladies just kept putting her down etc. for days. So here is a friendly Christ centered group where you can find support and friendship and where you are welcomed for dressing the way you do. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mhcl/info Click the link above to join the group.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jumpin Bloomers - a place one can purchase bloomers and pantaloons

http://jumpinbloomers.com/clothing/ Hi Ladies, Here is a nice shop that has bloomers and pantaloons for modesty. She has other modest items as well. She has blouses, skirts, dresses, and other underpinnings for modest dressed women. The items in her shop are modestly priced and free shipping for USA. The bloomers come in many colors and they have flannel for the winter and only $14.00. Click on the link above to get your winter underpinnings.

Are knit fabrics immodest?

Hi Ladies, Lots of times I have read that knit fabrics are immodest. Well I think it all depends. The modern patterns for knits are designed way smaller than a persons size. In other words, they use negative ease. Negative ease is how far you can stretch a fabric and get it to measure a certain measure. Notice on patterns for knits that they always say it must stretch this far, or the pattern will say it must have 50% stretch. That is because they are counting on the fabric stretching that far or it wouldn't get on the body at all. See with woven fabrics there has to be added ease or inches beyond the actual measurements or the person wouldn't be able to move. As a modest person I feel I need at least 5 or 6 inches of ease in my clothes so the clothing doesn't cling. I want a bit of a drape. Will one can get the same thing with most knits as long as they aren't too see through or thin. All one has to do is cut the knit fabric out with a woven pattern. When one cuts out knits with a woven pattern then it has regular ease and will not cling and outline the entire body. My knit blouses that I make are the same pattern as my woven blouses, the only difference being that one is made of woven material and the other of knit material. I like the knit material blouses because they don't wrinkle, are comfortable, easy to wear and care for, and look great with my jumper dresses and over skirts, and they look casual.

How to stay warm in a skirt during the winter

Hi Ladies, Many women tell me they can not wear skirts and dresses because they are cold. Well if the skirt is mid calf that alone makes it warmer than a short thigh skirt. I mean a short skirt just a few inches below the crotch is of course cold. Everything is exposed. And, in these very short skirts there isn't much underpinnings so nothing is covered. First thing is to have a modest length skirt. I wear mine at mid-calf or longer. I don't like mine to drag on the floor. Dragging on the floor has problems of picking up dirt and also makes it difficult to mop floors, etc. Mid calf length I can do anything I need to do. Do you know I spoke with a lady pastors wife from the pentacostal church and she even climbed mountains in her skirt to visit people while doing missionary work. Then the fabric makes a difference. One can get thicker fabrics like twill or even wool. If you are poorer and can not afford wool, flannel works well too and you can get wonderful flannels at these two online stores. http://www.fabric.com or http://www.gracefulthreads.com . Also, to keep warm in really cold temperatures one can make flannel underpinnings. Make a slip in flannel and make bloomers in flannel. One can get bloomer patterns and slip patterns from http://www.modestpatterns.com. There are a few others which I will give you the addresses later on. Please make sure on the top part of the slip to use a stretch material. They have heavy fabrics that stretch. Also, one can wear tights or leggings. Candle on the hill has legging patterns or you can go onto ebay and click legging patterns. I personally have been toasty warm with my dresses and skirts wearing just as I have outlined in - 22 weather. In fact, most of the time I have not worn so many layers.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why am I Doing This Blog - Part One

Hi Ladies, I want to give a little of my background. It can help you know why I am doing this blog. You have to understand that I left this country for a long time. When I left it was okay to wear dresses and skirts. It was okay to want to be a house wife. I was gone over 10 years and when I got back everything was changed. Almost no ladies wore skirts or dresses ever and feminism was the thing. When I came back all my family was gone. As I was by myself I had to work and I had become Christian. The first thing my boss told me is, "Get pants. No one can work in a dress." So I got pants because I needed the job. The next thing is I went to church and everyone wore pants. The ladies told me I had to wear pants. No one wears dresses or skirts in America. So I got rid of all my dresses and wore pants and got shoes that matched which looked like small men's shoes. Even the blouses were no longer called blouses but shirts and many looked no different than men's shirts. Then the ladies at church made fun of my hair so I cut it off short. I did all this because I felt forced and because Christian ladies made me feel wrong for dressing modest and feminine. Actually, they had me dress just like them. I want you to know that I wasn't happy dressing the way I was. I felt I had no choice. Later I left the church for many years and got involved in pagan religions. Funny, in pagan religion sky clad (naked) is considered the truth and free sex is a ritual. And Christians have followed suit and force everyone else to follow suit. Also, I wanted or hoped to get married. The women even in the church were against me wanting to marry. Even in the church there were a lot of people my age living together unmarried. There were also many that felt a person had to stay single their whole life. So this is what I came back to in America. Understand that none of the many churches I had gone into ever taught about modesty, being feminine, the importance of marriage, the importance of children and caring for them.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Purity Crusade of Mary Immaculate

http://cora.dashjr.org/trad/modesty.html#chap5 Here is another Roman Catholic site on the importance of modesty and they have a series of prayers and answers as to why modesty has not been taught in the Roman Catholic church. Click the link above to read the article and learn about this organization.

Modesty - a pinterest post with ideas on making what you have more modest

http://www.pinterest.com/sewnow2011/modesty/ Hi Ladies, Ok, so the ladies don't look so modest to me on there. I mean some ladies are in their underwear showing the cami thing to hide a too low neckline. But, they have good ideas on how to get rid of slits in skirts, how to lengthen dresses and skirts, how to add sleeves to sleeveless tops, etc. So I hope the ideas and tutorials can help you with the clothes you find in the stores to make them work for you at your level of modesty.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fine Linen Fabrics - A store with wonderful reasonable fabrics, and modest ladies and girls clothes

http://tropicalbreezefabrics.weebly.com/ I like this store. I've purchased fabric from her and was very satisfied. I love her modest swim suit. It is one of my favorites. She has other modest clothes too and other items. Click the link above to find her store.

Quaker Jane

http://www.quakerjane.com/spirit.friends/plain_dress-modest.html Quaker Jane is a site by a lady who used to dress plain and modest. She has a lot of information for dressing plain and modest. She has a lot of resources for finding fabric, patterns etc. I love one of the links for bonnets that she gives. The patterns were cheaper than I have seen and she has pictures of them. She also allows people to ask questions which is nice. Click the link above for this great resource.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Holly Homemaker - a blog post by a family that values Titus 2

http://www.titus2.com/corners/moms-corner/holly-homemaker/part-1.html This blog discuss how she got negative comments on teaching her daughter to be a keeper at home. It is sad but in todays society a woman who takes care of her husband and children is considered stupid and worthless. The lady actually said she was teaching her daughter to become an unpaid maid. Happily there are women realizing the God given role for women and are leaving professions to care for their families. Click the link above to read the entire article and look at the rest of their site. They have information for Bible studies, training up sons, homeschooling, etc.

Timely Tresses - where ladies can purchase and make bonnets

Hi Ladies, Why on earth am I posting about bonnets. Well I have a skin disease on my face and have to keep the sun off. I have found that bonnets worked better for me than other hats. And, my boyfriend likes the bonnet. I realize that the bonnet is the most feminine head cover because men have never worn it. The only time a male had ever worn a bonnet is when they were babies and never again afterwards. http://www.timelytresses.com/ Here is a picture of the bonnet I want to make.

WOMEN’S LIBERATION

http://www.tldm.org/directives/d179.htm This is a Roman Catholic site about the issues of women's liberation and how it has affected modest and feminine dress.
#179 – WOMEN’S LIBERATION "And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach." - Isaias 4:1
Please click the link above to read the rest of the article

Head coverings - this is a Roman Catholic article on covering the head

http://www.tldm.org/directives/d178.htm "But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.. Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels." - 1 Corinthians 11:5,10 Here is the Bible verse that provides the reason for us ladies that veil or cover. I cover or veil whenever I pray or go to church. Some ladies veil all the time because some want to be ready if they need to pray and others because of the headship veil all the time as a outward symbol also of submission to male authority. Please click the link above and learn about veiling in the Roman Catholic church.

St. Padre Pio and Modesty

http://www.tldm.org/News7/modesty2.htm This is a Roman Catholic site on modesty. They have several other links on this page on modesty and veiling. I haven't gotten much into veiling. I myself veil when at church and whenever I pray so not all the time. Some always veil. And some ladies don't veil but lots of churches believe Christian men and women must be modest. I am an elderly lady and so I am posting for females. Ladies don't instruct men.
St. Padre Pio and Modesty... "A thorough cleansing must be made within the House of God--the Church. Women shall not receive My Son dressed as pagans, naked and without absolution! " - Our Lady of the Roses, December 31, 1974 (Taken from Prophet of the People by Dorothy Gaudiose, published by Alba House): Padre Pio wouldn't tolerate low-necked dresses or short, tight skirts, and he forbade his spiritual daughters to wear transparent stockings. Each year his severity increased. He stubbornly dismissed them from his confession, even before they set foot inside, if he judged them to be improperly dressed. On some mornings he drove away one after another, until he ended up hearing very few confessions. His brothers observed these drastic purges with a certain uneasiness and decided to fasten a sign on the church door:
For more please click the link above.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Modesty in Dress a Vanishing Virtue - an article by a Church of the Brethern Member

http://www.brfwitness.org/?p=939 Here is another article by a member of the Church of the Brethern writing about modesty for ladies and he uses Bible to discuss modesty and femininity for women. Click the link above to see the whole article
Modesty In Dress: A Vanishing Virtue By Kenneth Nell Those who search in the Bible for God’s directives on the matter of dress will not find a list of specific requirements, but there are general principles which determine the standard for attire. The scope of this article is to list only those elements that can be stated with certainty. There are in addition some guiding principles in the Bible that can be applied individually and more specifically as a matter of conviction and common sense. We will look at facts which are based on God’s unalterable principle of modesty, regardless of the activity or the location—whether at church, at Wal-Mart, on the beach, or at the gym.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Androgyny Deception

http://www.theandrogynydeception.com/ This is a very eye opening article by Seventh Day Adventist. Even if you are not of this church they have researched well and the Bible verses they use pertain to all Christians. I have studied the history of costume in the University and I find that they have done well with the history. I will be good if all of us Christian females can return to our God given roles. I hope you find this article instructional.

A Site with Modest Swim Dresses

http://www.leelach.com/leelach-modest-swimwear-modest-swimsuit.html Here is a Jewish store with modest swim dresses. They are some of them a little short to me but for most I think they would be modest enough. They have other modest items as well such as skirts, blouses, and dresses. They have head covers too for ladies that like to cover their head. Please click the link at the top of the page to see the other items available from this store.

Roles of Husband and Wife - I found this article in Fatima Family.org

http://www.fatimafamily.org/roles-of-a-husband-and-wife-by-john-c-preiss/ In this article they spoke about women being feminine and modest so I placed the link here in case someone was interested. Young men prefer feminine dress This is but one aspect that attracted me to my wife, her femininity consistently manifested in her dress. It was a great relief to find a girl who believed that modest dress in a feminine way was important. I believe most young men, when put to the test for their honesty, and not under social pressures, would admit that they prefer women dressed in a feminine modest manner. click the link above to read the rest of the article.

Christian Family Outreach - has free booklets of veiling and femininity and other family information

http://www.christianfamilyoutreach.com Hi Ladies, I know not all ladies cover but some do and this is a nice site with many free booklets on things like submission, and veils, hats and headbands. They have other booklets too. It is a Catholic site but there are topics that are useful no matter what the Christian denomination. One of the themes that are in the books are how ladies have lost their femininity and how this came about. They had links to other sites but some of them are broken. They had a link to modesty that was broken but the booklets are free and useful.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Keepers of the Faith. The lady who runs this shop with her husband has wonderful books on discovering the Joy of Womanhood

Hi Ladies, As you can see from previous post that ladies come to the decision to dress modest and feminine by reading Bible and Praying. Susan Zukula of Keepers of the Faith has some books for women. One of the Keepers at Home Series that she wrote is called. The Joy of Womanhood. This is a wonderful book full of Bible verses from the King James Bible that helps a lady go through the process of praying and studying and learning to figure out how a Christian lady should be.
here is a summary from Keepers of the Faith. Have you ever wondered where your joy went? Or perhaps you have never felt joy, real joy in who you are and joy in your life? If so, this Bible study will help you discover joy that is lasting. It is a fifty-two week Bible study delving into the very core issues of womanhood and the essence of joy. It is in a workbook format, so take pen in hand and begin! Perfect for ladies' Bible studies, lessons for teens, or a mother-daughter study.
As I have studied and learned from other ladies that have come to the same conclusion as I have. Modesty and being okay with God's plan for womanhood comes from the heart first and then shows itself on the outside. This book can help any lady to change her heart and follow God's plan and then to show that plan on the outside. Click here to go to the website. Keepers of the Faith

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ETSY - A data base for vintage and handmade items (have modest patterns and clothes)

Hi Ladies ETSY is this wonderful data base that is for people who want to sell items. So there are many shops that have handmade modest ladies clothes. There are ladies also who make modest women's and girls skirts, tops, and dresses. For ladies who believe to cover all the time or for Mass, church or when praying etc. They have lots of shops with veils, head covers, even bonnets of various types to purchase ready made or patterns. I have purchased many modest patterns from the various shops and fabric, sewing notions, and ready made. Here are a few of my favorite shops. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TAMARLANDAU?ref=pr_faveshops This is a Jewish site and have lovely clothes and head covers. Heavenly Head covers is a nice shop for various kinds of veils. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeavenlyHeadCovering?ref=pr_faveshops Hanah Every with her cute modest and feminine skirts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahEverly?ref=pr_faveshops So maybe you'd like to get a free account and then search for your modest ladies and girls items. You can also write in modest patterns too and find all the handmade and vintage modest sewing patterns. Just click here to go to ETSY http://www.etsy.com Oh and by the way, those clever ladies of you can make your own shop too and start selling modest items to ladies.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Kings Daughters - A very nice site with patterns for ladies modest clothing and girls modest clothing

Hi Ladies, Kings Daughters are a modest ladies and modest girls store. They have some ready made items that you can find a link for on their sewing store. They have a few ready made things to and there is a link for that as well on their sewing store. Their patterns remind me a lot of pioneer times in fashion. I like their pleated skirt and have made one. I like Melissa's dress and haven't quiet finished the one I made and they have a wonderful apron and vest pattern that I like a lot. The lady is very nice that runs the store. She helped me know how many yards of fabric I needed for the skirt. They have beautiful fabrics for sale. I have bought several of them. I can not find these beautiful cottons, and linin fabrics anywhere else. They have a few notions and because of them I learned to sew invisible zippers without a zipper foot. Click here to see their wonderful sewing store. http://www.modestsewingpatterns.com

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A place to find modest exercise outfits - Kosher Casual

http://www.koshercasual.com/Womens-Workout-Clothing_cat.html This is a lovely store.. It is Orthodox Jewish and I have phoned them and you actually get a person from Isreal. I got a lovely very kind man who answered all my questions. He told me he gets lots of Christian ladies who want to dress modest calling and buying their products. Sorry I wasn't able to get a picture but it was a two colored blouse with 3/4 sleeves and a long skirt with leggings under it. They have other products as well, blouses, skirts, even head covers for those Christian sisters who believe to cover.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I followed modest because I prayed and now here is tangable proof

I read this article and was very much moved. I lost my husband 5 years ago and because I prayed and read bible I became convicted to dress modest and feminine. I knew I would be alone the rest of my life because I always saw men looking for the sexy woman. Not only that in an online woman's group there was a woman who got beat by her husband for dressing modest and feminine so I knew I would be alone the rest of my life. I said to God that is okay your will not mine and I continued to grow my modest wardrobe. It was hard. There were no modest items at my neighborhood stores. There were pants and the few dresses or skirts they did have were short and clingy. I just prayed over and over again and God slowly showed me modest pattern stores online. So I started sewing modest dresses and skirts that were calf length. (shorter didn't work it would hike up to the thigh when driving.) Also I got wider dresses because the stright skirt hiked up worse than shorter wide skirts. Later I found Mary Like dress standards which I have felt very comfortable with and use for creating all my clothes now. I'm still struggling. I need appropriate underpinnings but I have enough of a wardrobe to look modest and what gets me is this. Other women know I'm Christian without me saying a word. They don't like that I dress modest they say,"Christian women don't have to dress like that." "Why are you dressing like that" "The Bible doesn't say women have to dress like that." etc. But this article lets me better understand things and was a blessing from God. I went to a new church and met a wonderful man my age. (I'm an older woman) And he likes that I dress modest. What a blessing he is. He is so proper and kind and treats me like a real lady. He never tries to get sex from me. I'm so happy and blessed. See Sisters in skirts the law of attraction http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/The-Law-of-Attraction.pdf

She wears the pants and

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/She-Wears-the-Pants.pdf
This article goes through the history of how we ended up with wearing pants as women and how it affects our society and the church.  It explains how ungodly people got us to wearing pants. 

http://www.sistersinskirts.com/PDF/She-Wears-a-Skirt.pdf
This is the next in line article.  She wears a skirt.  It is about wearing skirts and dresses as women should.  It has a description of a woman who road miles on a horse side saddle.  They show us that women used to do everything in a long skirt.  They also say that if something would render a woman immodest then probably she shouldn't be doing it.  They say we should be modest even when swimming. 

Thrift Stores - A Good Place for Modest Clothing?

Hi Ladies,
Will of course it depends on where you live.  Where I live almost no one ever wears skirts or dresses.  So as time has gone on there are fewer and fewer modest dresses or skirts to be found.  Even often I can not find modest blouses either.  Everyone where I live like low cut (even the winter sweaters) spaghetti straps, etc.  So if I am lucky I can find a long skirt or a long dress or long jumper but most of the time I don't.  Also what I have done is during Winter I try to find as many cotton blouses as I can.  I cut the long sleeves off to make short sleeves to the elbow and hem them up.  It is a lot cheaper and faster than trying to sew from scratch.  I have heard of one lady who made skirts out of ladies pants.  As far as sweaters are concerned.  There is a pattern store called http://www.modestanytime.com They have a chemise pattern for making low cut garments modest.  You can also purchase them ready made from her as well.  Or, you could learn to knit and crochet so you can make your own modest sweaters.  Or, find a nice pattern and fabric and sew some nice modest sweaters.  I have even had a hard time finding modest tee shirts.  I've created my own pattern.  The ones in the stores either look like men's tee shirts, or they are low cut and very little sleeves, or sleeveless.  Also, many have a too see through fabric.  I found some nice tee shirt knit material at Hobby Lobby.  Also, what one can find that is great at thrift stores is fabric.  I've gotten really nice fabric for one dollar a yard.  I have gotten my clothing cost down to four dollars for a combo skirt- blouse. 

Modern pattern companies and modesty - Simplicity, McCalls, New Look, etc

Hello ladies,
I've been sewing since I was four years old.  I learned first by my aunt.  She just gave me some fabric, thread etc, a pattern and showed me how to work her machine and then said go at it.  Will I looked at the pattern and realized it was a lot larger than I was.  But Auntie, it is too large for me.  So fix it, she says and runs out back to do her thing in the garden.  Will you know I figured it out and made a garment that fit me.  I don't really recommend that way of learning.  It can get really frustrating for people and they give up all together.  But, it tells you that you can adjust ready made patterns to fit your needs.  You can adjust them to be modest. 

Every weekend I go to Jo-Ann's and look at the pattern books.  I've noticed that they are have some more modest patterns than they have had for a long time.  They are having a lot of long skirts available now.  And making a skirt longer is easy.  I recommend getting pattern tracing material as it makes lengthening a skirt so easy.  I actually copy my whole patterns over onto pattern tracing material.  I get my tracing material at http://www.fabric.com They have the cheapest that I have been able to find and they have free shipping for 35 dollars.  In fact, fabric that I can not get from my friend at http://www.gracefulthreads.com I get from fabric.com.  But one of the new fashions that I like is the flared skirt.  Also, they are having reproductions of older patterns like the 50's.  Not all 50's patterns are modest but some are.  Also, if they are too low one can use an under tee shirt or make a modesty panel to cover the area.  Sleeves like hemlines are usually easy to extend.  Just measure your arm from top of arm to where you want it to be in length and don't for get to add for the hem a couple of inches.  Also realize that if the sleeves get narrow at the end you will have to fold the tracing material up and cut it out so that when it is folded up it get wider to conform with the sleeve.  Sleeveless dresses can be easily turned into jumpers by putting a blouse underneath.  They still have plenty of modest blouses to choose from.  Just make sure to measure yourself to make sure you get enough ease in the garment.  You want enough ease or more fabric above your measurements to make it not be clingy.  I personally wouldn't use strapless dresses as jumpers because they normally have a bra top and that to me is too much bringing attention to the bust area.

Mary Like Standards of Dress - guidelines for modest dress for Roman Catholics

http://cora.dashjr.org/trad/modesty.html

This article goes into a long discussion of why modesty and how we lost modesty and how to regain it.  It also has the guide lines and discuss how pants are not a part of feminine dress
WHAT ARE THE MARYLIKE STANDARDS?

"A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers' breadth under the pit of the throat;; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper." (The Cardinal vicar of Pope Pius XI)
  1. Marylike is modest without compromise, "like Mary", Christ's Mother.
  2. Marylike dresses have sleeves extending at least to the elbows; and skirts reaching below the knees. Acceptable Marylike Standards have been revealed in many private revelations since 1917 throughout the world. One of these standards is the dress or skirt should be at least three inches below the bottom of the knee. Our Blessed Mother was very specific in one of these private revelations commenting that when a woman sits down her dress or skirt should cover her knees with the requested three inches.
    Our bodies are not all the same size and contour. Therefore some women may have to add additional inches to their dresses and skirts because when sitting down the dress or skirt has a tendency to pull the garment up leaving the knees exposed.
    (NOTE: Because of market conditions, quarter-length sleeves are temporarily tolerated with Ecclesiastical Approval, until Christian womanhood again turns to Mary as the model of modesty in dress.)
  3. Marylike dresses require full coverage for the bodice, chest, shoulders and back; except for a cut-out about the neck not exceeding two inches below the neckline in front and in the back, and a corresponding two inches on the shoulders.
  4. Marylike dresses do not admit as modest coverage transparent fabrics, laces, nets, organdy, nylons, etc. unless sufficient backing is added. However, their moderate use as trimmings is acceptable.
  5. Marylike dresses avoid the improper use of fleshcolored fabrics.
  6. Marylike dresses conceal rather than reveal the figure of the wearer; they do not emphasize, unduly, parts of the body.
  7. Marylike dresses provide full coverage, even after jacket, cape or stole are removed and after assuming a sitting position.
These are the standards I follow.  I am not Roman Catholic but they were reasonable to me and made sense so I have been following these standards now for about 4 years.  I feel happy now since following these standards. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Orthodox Church information on Modest Women's dress

http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/dress_grooming.aspx click this link to read the rest of the post.

Visiting a couple of your parishes, I noticed that the women cover their heads in church. I asked Father [name deleted] when I visited him. He explained that the women cover their heads in church, don’t cut their hair short and don’t wear pants or tight clothes even outside church....The men he said usually have moustaches and dress with long sleeves....I do not mean to be disrespectful, but what does this have to do with Orthodoxy? There aren’t any church teachings about these matters of personal choice, as far as I know. I am a woman and have short hair and wear pants almost always (not in church). But this sounds a little fanatic and strange to me. My priest says that it is quaint and borrowed from Protestant fundamentalists, which surprised me. Perhaps you could say something about this in Orthodox Tradition. (M.I., CA)
This question is one which comes up very often in the Church. It is not easy to answer, since correct Christian behavior is predicated on the good intention of the Christian and his desire to adhere to and follow the precepts of the Fathers of the Church. Church rules never force a Christian to fulfill empty rules, but serve as guides to those who intuitively grasp the fullness of the Faith, which leads us to a way of life in which even the way that we eat, walk, speak, dress, and groom ourselves draws us and those around us to a loftier life, making us a peculiar people and a people apart from the world (St. Titus 2:14; St. John 15:19). Thus, for centuries Orthodox men and women have followed a style of dress and adornment that reflects the ethos of a Christianity lived partly on earth and partly in Heaven. Women have traditionally avoided cutting their hair short, wearing male attire (pants and other clothes which emphasize the body),* or adorning themselves with excessive jewelry and make-up. Men, too, are called to dress modestly, to avoid wearing their hair in such a way as to appear effeminate, and to maintain at least a moustache, so as to avoid the same impression. Orthodox Christians have adhered to these traditions because they express a living Faith, not because faithfulness to such customs and traditions is demanded by the Church or because they constitute, as such, matters of confession. They are undertaken in that freedom which we all find in Christ, which is not a fetter which binds, but a light yoke which helps us move forward in rightly cultivating the seeds of the Christian life.

Baker Lane Motherhood sewing patterns - very modest and pretty

http://www.bakerlane.com/

These patterns have many options that you can use to create different looks.  Even though they say they are for mothers.  I think they can work for anyone.  I especially like the one for changing.  It was designed to take a mother through all the phases of motherhood and beyond.

click the link above and learn about this ladies wonderful patterns.

Ringger Clothing a site to have modest ladies clothing made, purchase patterns and another of her sites to purchase ready made

http://www.ringgerclothing.com/

I love Ringger.  I personally don't have enough money to purchase her ready made or have custom made but I have purchased her patterns.  I love the peasant blouse pattern.  It makes three different items in one pattern.  The blouse, the regency dress and the night gown.  I like the wonderful pattern instructions and even though I've been sewing since I was four years old, I learned a few new techniques.  The link above is for the patterns and for having clothing sewn for you.

Here is my favorite.  The regency dress which in the pattern can be made into a blouse and a night gown.  Here is her ready made store which she also sells soap as well.  http://www.classicclothingstore.com/
I purchased my pattern on the Classic Clothing Store site and also she sells fabric. 

Christians Dressing Modestly is a website from Baptist Fundamentalist

http://christiansdressingmodestly.com/

On this site they go through bible verse by bible verse and explain how women are to be dressed feminine and modest.  I'm so happy I've gone to the trouble of finding and posting all the various churches sites and information on dressing modest.  I was alone in dressing modest and my heart was heavy as ladies attacked me for being modest and now I feel supported as I have been able to pull up page after page and video after video of with information on being modest and feminine.  Thank you God for all of this.

Moving Toward Modesty - A Seventh Day Adventist site on Christian Modesty

http://www.movingtowardsmodesty.com/

I like the attitude these Christians are taking.  They aren't condemning ladies who aren't modest they are presenting it as something perhaps we ladies should read about in our bibles and pray about.  I like too that they are talking about dressing in a healthy manner.  This is important to me because I studied costume and for a long time women were wearing corsets.  These corsets got tighter and tighter until they were even breaking ribs to get a 10 inch waist.  It was hurting women's health and to me was not something Christ would have wanted for us women to do.  We have had many fashions over the ages that were over done and un healthy.  Like 30 to 40 pounds of fabric in the skirt and whale bones.  So I really appreciate them speaking about being modest, feminine and healthy too.  This site also has other resources mentioned and a links page for feminine and modest patterns to purchase as well. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hem of His Garment Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzScBezaEg
This is the first part of Why I dress Modestly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoYf4ZUeMkg
This is part two of Why I dress Modestly

I really love these videos.  I want all the ladies to understand that dressing modest and feminine has to come from the heart.  Once there is a conviction then one will dress modest.  She also has videos on dressing modest with exercise and swimming. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2092bOzqHQ

This lady and the whole church are so upbeat.  It was pleasant to watch them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. 
Blessing modest christian

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Public Undressing of America - an article about how we accepted being immodest

This is a very good article to help all of us understand what has happened and why we are at the present level of being nude.  And it also, helps to understand that we who strive for modesty and feminine clothes are on the right track. 
http://www.chapellibrary.org/files/archive/pdf-english/cmod.pdf

I have found nothing for my Anglican sisters on modesty or on being feminine

Hello ladies,

There doesn't seem to be anything out there about Anglicans and modesty at all.  I've looked all over the internet and have found nothing.  I guess a modest woman of that church will have to look to her Bible, pray and do as she thinks.  If any of you ladies out there find any information for Anglican ladies for modest and feminine dress please send it to me so I can put it up here as a resource for others.

Paisley Pincushion Nice modest ladies patterns for dresses, jumpers and aprons

I like Paisley Pincushion.  I got the sweetheart jumper which is her sisters pattern so you may have to phone her up to order it and the Criss Cross jumper.  Make sure you read the instructions well.  I didn't and messed it up a little bit.  The owner is really nice and if you need any help she is more than happy to assist.  http://www.paisleypincushion.com/

She also has free patterns on her site and her patterns are for children or adults.  She has a buckle jumper that she designed for ladies working around farms. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Homemaker or Career Woman

Here is a video with info on women being homemakers.  Often in our modern society, it is very looked down upon to be a homemaker.  I have found from talking with a lot of women that many don't even know what to do in the home.  I have read that many women were on purpose not taught how to do things in the home by their mothers so they would basically be forced to be career women.  I hope this video will be an encouragement for those of you that want to be homemakers.  I hope this video will help you know that you are not wrong for being or wanting to be a homemaker.  I will also publish things to help women to learn and discover being a homemaker.  I personally believe it is okay to be a stay at home wife and a stay at home mother. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkEZlKdffZo

What to wear at Mass and Dressing Modest in a Modern World

Hi Ladies,
I ran into these videos on what to wear at Mass and Dressings Modest in a Modern World.

I liked looking at these.  He shows many different styles of modest dresses in both videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr4kysfoJ6o this link is for what to wear at Mass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spxrmUQJrl4 This link is for How to live modestly in this modern world,

Another video on the importance of Modesty.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV7vHnV_Ktw

Consciously Modest - A Seventh-Day Adventist on modesty

Hello ladies,

It is a shame that this lady has not gone back on and done more videos.  She had a lot of wonderful ideas for making modern modest dresses.  She gave ideas on how to make modern patterns modest and had her own patterns at one point that ladies could down load.  I pray she will come back on again and teach.  Any how she still has the videos up and you can learn from what she still has up. 
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCseHezoN4Bs61agG_gIcHjA

I found her looking for modesty panels patterns for a winter sweater someone gave me.  Gee Wiz, why would anyone one want something so low cut in the winter.  Around here it can get around -22 in the Winter.  And, of course, I didn't like it either because it wasn't modest. 

If any one knows of Amy who did the Consciously Modest videos on youtube, please let me know and let her know what a wonderful ministry she had for all modest women no matter what the denomination.

Reconstructing History

I just found this pattern store.  They have paper patterns and e-patterns.  I prefer the real paper patterns myself but if you have the patience try the e ones.  I love the Medival ladies dress but they have from Medival to modern.  The lady says they have made the patterns to fit modern sized people and have modern sewing instructions.  I haven't purchased yet but plan to.
http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/

Hint of History

I found this lovely pattern shop called Hint of History.  I've never made a pattern from this shop but I really like the 1912 Day Dress.  They have patterns for ladies and for children.  they have lots of patterns for dolls.   http://www.hintofhistory.com/
She also has some knitting patterns too.  I purchased the purse pattern.  I'm in the process of spinning yarn to make it.  I look forward to having this very nice and feminine purse to carry my things in.  She has a nice shawl too. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pentecostal Church Guidelines for Modesty

As I said I would find as many Christian sources for modest and feminine.  The Pentecostal Church has strict guidelines. 

http://christianity.about.com/od/United-Pentecostal-Church/a/Modesty-United-Pentecostal-Churches.htm

There are really nice Pentecostal stores that have wonderful modest dresses, skirts etc. 

http://apostolicclothing.com/6-pentecostal-womens-clothing

This store is called apostolic clothing and they have 3/4 length blouses, below the knee skirts and dresses. 

This is their 3/4 layering top.  Really nice.  I actually made my own pattern for something like this.  Mine is a lot loser though.  They also have exercise skirts for swimming in and running in.
 
I had run into a web site for a Pentecostal church in my area and they had a picture of girls playing tennis with skirts on.  Way to go!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sew Blessed - sewing Blog and she has wonderful skort patterns

Hi Ladies,

These skort patterns are so nice.  They are skirts with matching shorts attached underneath the skirts.  I loved these so much I begged her to please make adult lady size.  She told me she is so busy with her family she just hasn't had time yet. 
http://sew-blessed.blogspot.com/

here is the link to her pattern store http://www.sewblesseddesigns.net/1&1.com/Sewing_Patterns....html

And here is the link to her ETSY store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sewblessed

This is a pattern for the A-Line Ruffled Skort.  She has one for a pleated skort too.