Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Modest Dress

One of the things that is difficult for a Christian woman to do is dress modestly. As a Christian woman, I want to make sure my brothers in Christ are not being tempted by my attire (and I don't think my husband would want them tempted either). With the fashions being short, short, short and me not wanting to dress like a woman far beyond my years, I've been looking for a solution for awhile. I recently picked up the colorful dress below for $2, yes, I hit the sales racks :) But it is pretty short. I hadn't worn it yet because I was unsure about how short it was.

Enter: solution on pintrest, here. You can find the tutorial about how to turn a pillowcase into a skirt at the above link. Amazingly, it is a no sew project!
So I did end up sewing it because it was well below my knee otherwise. So I cut it down to 17 inches (I'm 5 foot 4 inches tall) and resewed (not well) the top to put the drawstring in. There is a reason I didn't show you my sewing job. Layered under the dress, it makes it modest and still looks cute! If you find a pillowcase that is thick enough, you could also wear it on it's own (how the pinned version was intended), but this one was too see through for that. Also a great option for longer skirts with no inner lining!This added a good 6 inches to the dress :) And here is a close-up. Although the dress is hanging at a funny angle, because my photographer had to go and I can't stand straight and take a picture at the same time.

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