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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cotton apron pattern links

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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
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.

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

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

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

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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Something for the Keeper at Home- Thrive emergency food

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.