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Do You Truly Care About Modesty? (July)

by Sarah Lee Bryant

We as the King’s daughters probably hear a lot about dressing modestly.

Sometimes, though, we need to be reminded. That’s because we are constantly bombarded by the world with contrary messages. All around us, we see skin showing. We grow desensitized to impurity.

So why is it so important that we value modesty? While there are many Biblical motivations for modesty both in attitude and apparel, the Lord has been reminding me of these specific areas:

1. Modesty reveals that we are grateful for the covering blood of Christ.

Clothing symbolizes the covering that we as sinners need and have by the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed for the atonement of our sins. Clothing covers our shame; Christ covers our sin. And when we willingly and purposefully dress for the glory of our Lord, in a sense our appearance tells the world that we are happy to be under His covering, we are grateful for His grace, and we are fully satisfied in Who He is to us.

2. Modesty is an outward manifestation of love.

When we dress modestly – not drawing attention to our bodies in such a way that could provoke unlawful thoughts or desires in others – we are demonstrating true love. Unselfish love. A love that is willing to show we care about others’ spiritual wellbeing before the Lord.

3. Modesty is beautiful and incredibly freeing.

Walking in obedience to the Lord in the area of modesty sets us free to live to Christ. We are free from the world’s standards and trends and vanities. We embrace the holy beauty of the Lord – which will never fade. Modesty enhances the beauty of Christ within our heart.

“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink,
or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
(I Corinthians 10:31)

Do YOU desire modesty?

However, have you ever been like I have felt at times… You knew the value and importance of modesty to God, but when it all boiled down to it… You just had no desire to dress modestly? You knew it was right (and maybe you even conformed to the standards required of you) but your heart simply wasn’t in it?

I know it sounds terrible put it so bluntly…but the truth is, in our flesh, we do not desire modesty. The old (sinful) nature within us desires the natural affections of the flesh. We desire the attention that we can get when we wear certain immodest clothing.

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
(Galatians 5:16-17)

We must have a regenerated heart to have wholesome desires and to walk in obedience to the Spirit…and to truly desire to dress for the glory of our Savior!

And as we walk with the Lord, there may be times when we in our flesh simply don’t “want” to do what is right. Therefore, there is a battle between our spirit and flesh. The apostle Paul talks about this in Romans chapter 7.

“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
(Romans 7:18-19)

Realizing this when it comes to modesty in particular can be helpful. Modesty is a choice we make in obedience to our Lord and Savior, to bring Him the glory and honor. As we obey, He blesses.

Let me share how the Lord has been teaching me this personally!

I have always been taught the importance of modesty, and I am grateful for this. However at one time in particular, I began to wonder what the big deal was. Although I knew the “whys” of modesty, part of me still pushed against it. I struggled with a constant desire to want to wear things that would make me feel more attractive physically. Nothing radical – just a subtle tweak here and there.

However, I quickly began to see what a slippery slope this road was. Push the standard a little in one area – why not fit the rest of the outfit to match? I didn’t know why I felt so confused about these “little things” – because there were always others who dressed much less conservatively. After all, the Lord has given us liberty within Biblical guidelines – and the way He leads each of His children looks different for us all. No one else knew when I was pushing the line or had wrong motives…however, I knew.

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The issue for me was not the piece of clothing – it was the fact that I was pushing against the Holy Spirit’s promptings in my heart.

I knew what He wanted of me. I knew that He was convicting me of these wrong motives. The clothing was simply the outward manifestation.

Finally, one day after wrestling over this for quite a while, I realized I had a choice. I could choose to walk in obedience to the Lord’s leading in this area. I didn’t have to follow my fleshly desires and compromise. What a simple thing – but at the time, it was very profound!

That day, I literally told myself, You know, that piece of clothing may not be defined as ‘immodest’ by someone else…but it is simply not what the Lord wants me to wear at this time. I’m going to obey Him!

So I walked to my closet – and selected the few articles of clothing that I had felt convicted about…and gave them to a thrift shop.

I can’t express the freedom I felt in that moment.

When I choose to stop reasoning it out and justifying myself…and I repented, and heeded the leading of the Holy Spirit, all those fleshly desires for attention disappeared. I wanted to please the Lord in this area of my life!

In my flesh, I didn’t desire modesty. But when I made the choice to simply obey despite my feelings – the Lord blessed and I experienced incredible freedom! (One practical thing I have done since that time is write down a few personal guidelines, so that when I’m shopping I don’t have to wrestle with…is that too short…well it’s not that bad… Instead, I have a guide and can simply say…it doesn’t fit the criteria!)

“And they that are Christ’s have crucified
the flesh with the affections and lusts.”
(Galatians 5:24)

Sisters, the ways of the Lord really are peace and truth and freedom. If we will just trust Him and obey – we will experience that freedom! So often my faith is weak, and I am not willing to walk in faith and obey. And therefore I don’t experience the many blessings that the Lord wants to freely bestow. What a conviction this is to my heart.

What about you? Where is your heart? Do you desire to dress for God’s glory?

I’m not asking if you can check all the proverbial boxes of the “modesty checklist.”

That’s because you and I can be perfectly conforming to the outward standard…all the while our hearts are lusting after the sin and acceptance of the world. I’m asking…do you really have a heart that desires to bring the Lord Jesus Christ honor in how you dress?

Or has the Lord been gently tugging at your heart…calling your heart to purity? I encourage you to get in God’s Word, study this topic, and understand His heart for you. Confess any sinful desires to the Lord; He already sees it all (Psalm 51). Rid your heart and your closet of immodesty. Say no to your flesh, and say yes to His will. As I have found, you will experience incredible freedom and joy as you embrace His will!

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
(Psalm 25:10)

May the Lord make you and I to be young ladies who truly have hearts that are all glorious within…and then our clothing will beautifully reflect that (Psalm 45:13)!

 


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Modesty: An Act of Love (June)

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By Kaitlyn Smith

“One of the first evidences of a real lady is that she should be modest. By modesty we mean that she shall not say, do, nor wear anything that would cause her to appear gaudy, ill-bred, or unchaste. There should be nothing about her to attract unfavorable attention, nothing in her dress or manner to give a man an excuse for a vulgar comment. When we dress contrary to the rule of modesty we give an excuse for unwholesome thoughts in the minds of those who look upon us, and every girl who oversteps these bounds makes herself liable to misunderstanding and insult, though she may be innocent of any such intention.”
~M. Hale

What we wear is very important, to men and to God. The clothing we put on gives out a message, a message that will be read by everyone you see. Most clothing we see today gives the message that we ladies are rejecting the femininity that God gave to us, that we are ashamed of the gospel, that we are in rebellion against the headship of man and Christ, that we could care less about honoring God with our bodies, that we are perfectly okay with leading our brothers in Christ into temptation.

As Christians, we should be reflecting Christ, and giving a message through our clothing, that would be pleasing to Him. One that tells the world that we are His servants, that we seek to honor Him with our lives, that we are secure in what His Word teaches and that we do not need the approbation of men, that we care for fellow believers and have no desire to tempt them with thoughts that would be sinful.

Scripture teaches us that if we “wound their (the brethren’s) weak conscience, ye sin also against Christ” (1 Corinthians 8:12). We are also told earlier in the same chapter to “take heed, lest this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.”  While we are not held accountable for the thoughts of men, we are taught in the Word of God to “use not liberty as an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).  We are also told that “as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). We should dress in a manner that would not tempt men to sin, if not just for the simple reason that we are Christians, and care for their souls.

  “Let us suppose that upon a street corner there stands a group of men and boys, among them being two boys whose minds are pure. You and another girl are dressed with very low necks, very thin blouses, and your skirts are quite short. The scantiness of your clothing attracts attention to your person. You may behave as perfect ladies, but as you pass the corner your appearance causes the wordly-minded to think and say vulgar things about you. The pure-minded boys hear, and their minds are defiled. You girls are as much to blame as the impure man or boy who said the evil thing.”
~M. Hale (Beautiful Girlhood)

We need to be careful of the neckline that a garment has.  Will our neckline stay close to our skin, or fall away if we bend over? Will it tempt men to sin in thoughts if we stoop down to pick up something that has fallen?  We also need to be careful of the length of a garment. As we are sitting, standing, walking up stairs, or bending over are we revealing too much? Are our shirts so short that they are coming up in the back when we move or lean over?

We also need to be careful about the material that a garment is made of, even if it appears to be long enough and has a good neckline. There is some material that is designed to cling, or that is so shear it can be seen through. This accentuates our body in very immoest ways. We shouldn’t want to place young men in a situation where they need to turn away from us in order to preserve their purity.

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We as ladies were not created to lead men into temptation, yet it is a struggle we have faced since we were first created, when Eve tempted Adam to eat the forbidden fruit: “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband to eat also” (Genesis 3:6). We were created to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever” (Westminster Shorter Catechism), and that includes in what we wear.

 “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
(1 Corinthians 6:20)

We should encourage young men to make and keep the same covenant that Job did in Job 31:1:

”I have made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?”

Being modest isn’t just about wearing something that covers our bodies; we also need to be careful about the way that we carry ourselves. If we have a provocative demeanor, then anything that we put on will be immodest, because our heart is not pure and modest. “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting of the hair, and of wearing of gold, and of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (1 Peter 3:3&4). It is said of the wise woman, in Proverbs 31, that “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, and she shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” “All the days of her life” means that she was honoring her husband while she was still a young girl, even when she did not know who he was. A godly woman is careful of her behavior around men and young men, of her dress, actions, and speech, all for the glory of her Creator. Dressing modestly, in consideration for others and in obedience to the Lord, is one of the most loving things we can do for the protection of our brothers in Christ.

 “Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence,
the richest gem in the diadem of their honor.”
(Noah Webster)

~Kaitlyn Smith {Guest Writer}

Feel free to tell your friends about this challenge and encourage them to join you as you “Encourage Your Siblings”!

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Joyous Femininity (August)

“Strength and honour are her clothing;
and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
{Proverbs 31:25-27}

The Johnson household busily prepared for their coming guests with vigor. Mr. Johnson had just arrived home and their mother was enjoying conversation with him, as the maidens of the home cheerfully whisked around gathering beautiful napkins, setting the table, while others made the finishing touches on dinner in the kitchen. A new family in their community was expected to arrive any minute, and the girls were happy to assist in their lively family’s hospitality. “Hurry! Make sure there are enough chairs around the table!” One reminded, while their brothers announced from outdoors, “They are HERE!” Taking off their aprons, the four sisters laughed at each other’s frantic last attempts, and they headed out the door to greet their new friends. What a joy it was to prepare their home for others’ enjoyment!

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What a joy it is to be a daughter of the King, to be a part of the homes of our future leaders, and to share the joy of that privilege with others! Women have been given a unique and powerful role in the development of history. When I think of the strong men of the Faith and many great theologians and preachers, I wonder about their upraising and the discipline that they were given by their mothers. Their fathers played mighty roles as well in their formation, but their mothers probably spent a majority of the time during their young and formative years, training them up in God’s Word. What a mighty tool these women were, by tackling the tasks the Lord had called them to in daily discipline, femininity, and homemaking – making their home a godly abode and a place of engaging, productivity.

It is with joy and excitement that I look forward to doing this same thing, by God’s grace someday, if it brings Him ultimate glory. Likewise, it is such a blessing to have been raised in a godly home and to be a part of this productive and busy family life, where God’s Word is taught, where discipline is established, and where the godly duties of womanhood are extolled. My sister and I have sought to fulfill our roles in this sphere, both in preparation to the seasons to come when we may order our own homes, and also to serve and further the influential sphere of our family’s home today.

This month, I’d love to share some reminders and thoughts about increasing our skills at home as daughters, and displaying the joy of our femininity on a daily basis. Sometimes I need the reminder!


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It is a great asset if we learn to be efficient homemakers (assisting our mothers now) during our years at home. We can assist our mothers daily by both learning new skills that will flow the process more smoothly and also enable her to serve our father more. I am sure many of you have already learned many cooking and household duties which is wonderful! I am excited to see so many godly daughters who are learning the ropes of homemaking at an early age. But let us not become satisfied with “what we have reached.” Let us always seek other skills and ways to“worketh willingly with her hands” (Proverbs 31:13).

We can make it our continual quest to learn to serve more nutritious foods, be more efficient in meal preparation, learning to make toxin-free home cleaners, and the list goes on. Grow a little garden and make your family fresh dinners with fine herbs and tomatoes. Learn to make your own soap and laundry/dishwasher detergent. Below I will share my sister Rachael’s recipe for dishwasher detergent. Things like this are economical and also toxin-free – and safer to have in a home with children.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
1/4 cup salt
1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
2 packages lemonade power without sugar (optional, to prevent caking)
Mix in jar and use in dishwasher!

Several times each year, I like to clean our house windows. This easy homemade cleaning recipe works very well.

Window Cleaner
3 c. rubbing alcohol
1 ½ Tbsp. dish soap
¾ c. water
Use in spray bottle and squirt on dirty windows. Wipe clean with dry washcloth.{See The Young Maid Compilation for more cleaner recipes and many other ideas for maidens!}

Always be looking for new skills to learn and explore. It is all too easy, as daughters at home, to “stop” seeking to learn. It seems for me, that I can become carried away with one particular project or skill and forget the rest of the waiting world of skills to learn! Sometimes it is helpful at the beginning of a school year or new year, to plan new skills to learn or research and explore – maybe assign one new skill or topic a month. Mom gave me a bread recipe a few years ago to try for the family. It did not end up filling our needs, so we didn’t continue it, but ideas and recipes like this can be tried by us as daughters. Our moms do not have the same time and freedom we do to learn new aspects, and in a few years if you are a busy mom, you too will not be able to experiment and find the most efficient means for running each aspect of a household. Learn now so you can apply later! If you are at a loss for new skills to explore, a neat handbook to read is Keepers at Home, which lists skills for a homemaker-in-the-making to seek out. This may get your creative ideas flowing.

Here are some starter ideas…

Summer Refreshments~Calligraphy
~Cake decorating
~Candlemaking
~Cross Stitch
~Crocheting/Knitting
~Flower Arranging
~Gardening/Canning
~Home Decorating
~Hospitality
~Photography
~Quilting
~Pressing Flowers
~Scheduling
~Sewing Curtains; Men, Women, Children & Baby Clothing
~Stamping/Scrapbooking
~Witnessing
~Writing

having a meek and quiet spirit
Because we have a distinct role from men, we can move and talk in a fashion that is gentle and supportive of their manly distinctions. First Peter commands women to be meek and quiet – not loud or usurping of the man’s leadership. This does not mean that she never voices encouragement or opinions in conversations, but when she is given the opportunity within the context of other men present, she does so with quiet submission.

The tone of voice we have is so powerful. I have a hard time always remember this and am praying God would teach me gentleness in speech! Our tone should be gentle and kind. This is not only applicable in voicing our opinion, but also when kindly correcting others, sharing with siblings, and speaking to family members at all times. Our tone of voice conveys a lot more than we might expect! The same words can be voiced with an offensive, defensive, prideful, gloating, gentle, meek, kind, caring, or questioning tone – so maybe lower your tone of voice a notch and when talking with both younger and older siblings, change your statement/command into a question or suggestion. This goes a long ways in not coming across as bossy (especially for us older sisters :)!

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It is so lovely to see a woman who moves graciously and femininely! Just to convey the idea I picture of femininity, here are some thoughts to consider – swinging arms wildly or making jerking movements tends to draw attention which is not appropriate in a public place. Subtle movements are a bit more feminine sometimes!

At the root of the matter, our attitude is a true indicator of whether our movements are feminine or not. Everyone is different and has different habits…just ask your self when you walk or move or play, are you moving in a way that you know is not natural and attracts unneeded attention? Or are you moving with humility yet dignity?

uplifting not downplaying
If we are truly joyful in our role as women, we realize how vital and powerful the role that men have also been bestowed. An attitude of honor will definitely be visible in our actions toward them, as well as our words. Snickering remarks or degrading comments will not flow from a heart of reverence, whether men “deserve” it or not. Our worldly culture degrades masculinity, and as we display respect and honor to all men in public or in the church, we never know when that “one act” of honor causes one to contemplate the God-given responsibility he has and the way he is leading his life or family.

feminine clothing
Here in Kansas, we usually have pretty hot and humid summers! Today as I write, it is almost 100 degrees. “What to wear” is always a question on my mind and I have a difficult time finding modest yet cool attire for the summer months. I love the cool autumn and winter months when layers are fun to match with sweaters and jackets – but summer seems just impossible sometimes!

Because this is a hard issue for myself, I wonder if it is a point of ponder for minds also! One thing that has helped me, is to remember that I must not waver personal comfort in light of principles of modesty. I would encourage you to be a young lady of principle. If your parents prefer you to wear a 2-layer blouse or a certain length skirt when you are in public, then honor their desires. A few drops of sweat or discomfort are not compared to causing a brother or sister in our Lord Jesus to stumble.

Another thought about feminine clothing, is that everyone has different standards. It is never my desire to cause another sister in the Lord to be discontent with her own wardrobe or her parents’ clothing standard, because I wear something different. We have a freedom within each of our own family standards of dress, but it must be used with discretion and caution, remembering others with consideration. In some circles, outward appearance or dress can be a huge issue of struggle for girls. Several chapters in Romans address this issue; while on a larger scale of theology, I believe the same principles apply in other areas of life.

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more:
but judge this rather,
that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way…
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace,
and things wherewith one may edify another.”
{Romans 14:11-19}

It really is not that important what our clothing color and style preferences are, for we are to seek the Kingdom and righteousness of God together with the Body of believers, not cause schisms over trivial matters of clothing references (within reason of modesty). Verse 19 is a very crucial reminder to me when remembering my duty to build up others, and to glorify God, not focus on carnal areas such as pride in clothing. To live for ONE! The very next chapter of Romans says, “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves” (Romans 15:1). That is not to say we build our convictions around whomever we might to spend the day with, but we should be considerate of those who might be weak in this area and might stumble and look more at the outward than the inward – Christ. If you stand on principles and standards of modesty as a light for Jesus, others will be refreshed and challenged!

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Dear sister in Christ, I pray you will be blessed as you strive to be more feminine and joyful in God’s perfect design for you. How has He been convicting and molding your thoughts in this area lately?

God bless you this summer!

Looking to Christ my Savior,


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KATIE HAMILTON  Dearest Sarah,
Thank you so much for sharing all that you did in this month’s forum on femininity. It was an encouragement, as I was going through (and still am dealing with repercussions of) adverse comments and conversations concerning my and my parent’s convictions concerning this VERY TOPIC!!!! It also motivated me a bit from the discouragement I was facing! God laid this on your heart at the perfect time! Thank you so much and PRAISE HIM, dear sister!!! Love, Katie

Feminine Attire (October)

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Since a young age, my parents have taught me the importance of dressing in neat, orderly, and modest clothing. As I have grown older, I have learned to appreciate dressing in modest yet beautiful attire.

I have found it vital to evaluate my wardrobe to fit my authorities’ wishes. Sometimes my parents do not strictly forbade me to wear something, but any remarks they make about it may be good indicators of their preferences. For example, I was recently interested in making a particular style blouse that I thought was pretty. When my dad saw a picture of this style, he remarked, “I hate those things!” I knew that was the end of making that style blouse for my wardrobe! Maybe at times you are in question of some particular piece of clothing. I encourage you to ask your mom or dad if they like it. Maybe other times you like some style that your parents dislike. It is hard sometimes to surrender our own preferences, but as daughters it is our duty to submit to our parents’ desires, and the area of dress is no small area to do so. The Lord promises blessings to those who honor their parents (Exodus 20:2).

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At times we may feel tempted to wear what others are wearing or what is “in style.” It can be hard to see others dress differently, yet we are called to be a light to the world (Matthew 5:14: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.“), not of the world (Romans 12:2). I encourage you to not worry about what others – even your friends – wear; it simply does not matter to you. All that is important for us as daughters is making sure we are in accord with our family’s standard. When we are obedient, it may also prove to be a witness to those around us. Our testimony may encourage others to also dress modestly; dressing beautifully and as ladies is a very strong witness to the world around us. If someone (even a friend) challenges the way you dress, point them to your father and that you are doing what he wants you to!

Femininity is important when clothing ourselves. There are some clothes that simply are not very becoming to a woman of God nor the role that we ladies carry. Strive to wear beautiful, flowing, clothing that honors the Lord.

The Bryant Ladies, May 2008

Neatness is also a vital key in being a good witness for Christ. We are ambassadors of Christ; it is important that we dress in an appealing manner. Everyone, no matter what her family’s dress standard is, can apply basic principles in the area of maintaining orderly and neat dress. Our God is a God of order and purity; 1 Corinthians 14:40 instructs, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” While there may be certain tasks and times that we may have dirty clothing, rarely do we have to appear in public with this appearance; and it should definitely not become a regular habit! This kind of appearance distracts away from Christ in our heart.

Here are some starters in maintaining a clean appearance in our dress – although not a comprehensive list.

  • Always make sure your clothes are clean and neatly ironed
  • Make sure there are no missing buttons or other accessories
  • Make sure there are no loose threads attached to your garments
  • Choose colors that go well with your skin/hair color. Delight in being unique!
  • Be sure that your hair is also brushed and orderly. Be creative with hairstyles – experiment around and do it differently for a change. There are so many options, depending on your own hair length.

Modest clothing is often hard for my family to find, so we have made more and more of our own clothing. Since we do this, sewing matching outfits for us ladies has become fun and practical, and I have also learned that great creativity can be applied in sewing clothing. There are so many options – adding a ruffle to a skirt, a bit of lace around a neckline, picking out beautiful prints or pastel materials, and so many other options. Explore the options in your sewing as well as your clothing!

Rachael

I have found several patterns that I regularly use in our sewing and I have found suitable for our clothing. I thought I would share a few of them here. I cannot guarantee that they are all still in print, as we have used some of these patterns for several years.

  • Simplicity 9001 (Girls’ skirt)
  • McCall’s 8879 (Mom’s favorite straight jumper pattern)
  • McCall’s 3541 (Ladies’ blouse)
  • Simplicity 3527 (My favorite jumper/dress pattern with princess seams)
  • Butterick 4136 (a new skirt pattern: has a fitted waist with side zipper: gored, flared panels; it turned out well. Pictured on Sarah in top photo)

We recently went shopping for material and stocked up on enough fabric to last us a while. I picked out some different fabrics and patterns for a change! Here are some of the sewing projects I am currently working on:

Projects - Material

  • WHITE: I bought material for Rachael and I matching blouses. I hope this batch turns out; the previous attempts had a few glitches. I use the McCall’s pattern listed above.
  • KHAKI: I am entering the total unknown here to make a princess-seam style jacket. Hopefully this endeavor turns out well since I have been wanting this type of jacket; they are fairly expensive to buy, and making it myself will allow me to be creative to suit my needs. I did a pattern for this project: McCall’s 5668.
  • GRAY: I thought this was a calm, pretty color for a skirt; I have not completely decided which skirt pattern I will use for this suede/cotton material.

Sarah, cutting out a skirt

Please share about any clothing projects you are working on, or other dressing tips you have learned! I always enjoy hearing what others have learned in this area. May the Lord bless you as you strive to dress as a daughter of the King!

Copyright by Sarah Bryant

“In like manner also, 
that 
women adorn themselves 
in modest apparel.

-1 Timothy 2:0