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

Princess Style Dress for Girls

I've been using SureFitDesign's Childrens Kit to design clothing for my girls.  Now, I don't have to fiddle with commercial patterns and custom-fit them to be modest. I can just design like a professional and create lovely outfits for my daughters.

Princess style from arm hole to hemline
Princess style from shoulder to hem line
Here is one simple dress I created -- a Princess-style dress.  Most commercial princess style patterns require a bust dart.  But for Jewish modesty, the bust darts, which are meant to emphasize your bust, are out.  However, one can still design the princess style without a dart. It requires a firm hand to draw the curves on your pattern and cut them into two pieces and then re-attach them afterwards.  There are various options to the Princess style - vertical from the shoulder, or horizontal from the armhole.  I chose the former.  So, here it is.


1 comment:

9700394e-af58-11e1-a31b-000bcdcb5194 said...

There is a Jewish clothing directory on modest clothing. Good luck!

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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