Inspiration

KosherPatterns.com is an Oz V’Hadar L’vusha Project inspired by Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk, shlita, of Gateshead, England.

Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk, shlita

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

Priceless Words of Encouragement

Mrs Chaya Newman, author of Tznius Challenges, Tznius Connections

I looked at your website with great interest and admiration.  May H-shem grant you tremendous bracha and hatzlacha in your holy endeavors. May they give Him an abundance of nachas ruach!

Rabbanit Alfasi

I have been a very satisfied customer of a website called “Kosher Patterns” which is unique in two ways that are inspiring for frum women anywhere.  First, they are the ONLY English-speaking company that offers tzanuah patterns for the chareidi market and it is, as far as I know, run almost if not entirely by a chareidi woman.

I discovered Kosher Patterns and bought their most basic two patterns – a shell blouse and a two-panel skirt which is designed to fall 4-inches below the knee. The instructions, the visuals, the ability to print out immediately the PDF from home, and her online free tutorials proved essential for me to keep the mitzvah of tzniut in a way that is affordable.

Not only that – but the most unique part of Kosher Patterns is their expansion into a new pattern-designing software. They now offer a “My Sloper” software program which allows one to input every imaginable measurement – in order to take the Kosher Pattern designs and quickly create a custom-designed pattern specifically for the user. If one isn’t a seamstress, one could miss how vital this one-of-a-kind program is. Poor-fitting necklines, inaccurate shoulder slant, waist-length too long or too short, bust girth (along with price) and more cause women to shop for endless hours with often the same obstacle coming up over and over again – the clothes are standard sized. If one has a shorter than average neck, or a fuller bust, but narrow shoulders, for example, simply moving up one size will NOT provide a better fit. With Kosher Pattern’s My Sloper – all these challenges are eliminated. It’s no wonder many young girls and ladies find tzniut such a challenge – the choices are too limited!

I believe fully that her patterns have a true bracha… Indeed, perhaps more women will return to a former love of sewing and find fulfillment in not only dressing modestly but actively creating clothing that is modestly designed.

Elisheva

 I just want to tell you that your patterns are truly needed in this generation.   I’m so impressed with your talent and what you have done for Jewish women.  I’ve taken to sewing my own clothes as well as my daughter’s because I can’t find anything tznius anywhere.  So I’m very happy with your wonderful patterns.  Keep up the good work.  May Hashem give you much bracha!!