Mishlei (Proverbs) 31:22,24

כב מַרְבַדִּים עָשְׂתָה-לָּהּ שֵׁשׁ וְאַרְגָּמָן לְבוּשָׁהּ
כד סָדִין עָשְׂתָה וַתִּמְכֹּר
She made for herself pleasant-looking bed covers; she also made herself white (linen) and purple garments to wear
She manufactured robes and sold them

Kosher Necklines, the Movie, available in 3D

A collaboration of effort among ModestAnytime.com, ModestJewishClothing.blogspot.com and MoriahDesigns.com, we bring you ...

Kosher Necklines, the 3D Movie
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Faceless Styrofoam Wig Heads

I just came across a faceless Styrofoam wig head that can be used to support sheitels (wigs).  The Torah prohibits Jews from making graven images, and a styrofoam wig head is usually fashioned with a face. Many pious  Jews deface the head by removing the nose or ear.  With the availability of faceless wig heads, that should make life easier, I hope.

For more information about the prohibition on making and owning graven images, read this PDF file.

Dickey for Women

Dickies are an alternative to cover up exposed neck and chest areas while wearing immodest neck-lined tops. They come in different colors and styles and here are some of my picks.  These dickeys offered by ModestAnytime.com meet the high Jewish modesty standards that cover the collar bone with style.

Shopping for Modest Skirts

If you don't sew, you can purchase modest skirts at a variety of places online.  However, I have found that Blair offers some of the most affordable clothing online. Here are my favorite picks today.

Two Twenty® Tiered Denim Skirt

Two Twenty® Tiered Denim Skirt
Our versatile soft denim skirt offers five tiers with shirred detailing. Full elasticized waist. 34"L; Petites, 32". Cotton. Machine wash and dry. Import.

Drawstring Skirt Drawstring Skirt
Cool, casual and relaxing to wear. Plus, you can't beat the low price! Gentle elasticized waist with drawstring, handy slant pockets. Approx. 32"L. Super-soft cotton. Machine wash/dry. Import.

Blair Boutique® Tiered Velour Skirt Blair Boutique® Tiered Velour Skirt
Compare at $40!   Ideal for fancy family gatherings or holiday parties. Four shirred tiers fall from a gentle-fit elastic waist. Approx. 33"L; Petites, 30". Polyester steamed velour; machine wash/dry. Import.

Two Twenty® Corduroy Skirt Two Twenty® Corduroy Skirt
Ultra-soft, cotton pinwale corduroy and a beautiful silhouette! Seaming runs down from the elasticized waist to godets for a full, swirly drape. Misses and Women's, approx. 34"L; Petites, 31". Machine wash/dry. Import.

The above patterns are quite simple to make.  It would probably costs around $10 for two yards of fabric with a sewing machine or serger, thread, elastic and time.

Homemade Ruffles

One of the nicest things about having a sewing machine or a serger (or both), is the ability to make your own ruffles which you can then add to your garment, pillows, curtains, furniture covers, etc.  After having used a serger, I would prefer the ease of making ruffles using a serger over a sewing machine.

Here are some pictures that show what you can do with your machine to make ruffles.  Enjoy!

Create ruffled effect with a serger or sewing machine

Tons and tons of ruffles, save you money from buying at the store

Roll up your precious commodity around a cardboard; this one I recycle from purchased fabric

Attach ruffle to garment

Ruffle attached to garment, voila!

Thank you for watching. It might be worth an investment to you to own a serger.

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Training Girls in Dressmaking

In our times, it is highly commendable to train girls in the art of dressmaking and general sewing. Lessons should be given on this subject in schools, and if necessary, also in seminaries.

If the girl becomes really expert, she will even be able to make garments for herself, and later on, when married also for her daughters. Also, she could take up dressmaking as a profession.

Source: Modesty, an Adornment for Life, Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk