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Seams and Souls

A Dressing, Altering, and Sewing Guide for the Modest Woman

by Rifka Glazer

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Do you ever ask yourself whether it is worthwhile to buy a great-looking outfit when you know that it is going to need a lot of alterations?

Do you have several items in your closet that are unsuitable for wearing, but don't know how they can be fixed?

This unique book is a comprehensive guide to sewing and shopping for clothing that conforms to the proper standard of tznius. It will help you decide which clothing to buy and which to avoid or discard because they cannot be altered to meet halachic standards, plus it offers many creative solutions for tznius problems.

Whether you know or don't know how to sew; whether you're a novice, experienced sewer, somewhere in between, or wish to discuss certain ideas with your dressmaker, you'll find this invaluable guide contains everything you need to know to shop and alter garments in order to dress modestly.


  • An uplifting hashkofah section on the topic of modesty.

  • A thorough explanation of sewing terms along with detailed, step-by-step, alteration instructions.

  • A wide variety of creative tips and techniques for tznius solutions for sewers at all levels.

  • Over 250 modest, easy-to-follow diagrams for altering the most problematic parts of garments.

Open Seams and Souls and discover the joy of creating a delightful, great-looking wardrobe that meets every measure of modesty. Ideal for every Jewish home and classroom, and a must for every Bas Yisroel.


  • ITEM #: 5179
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
  • ISBN: 978-159826-373-2
  • Weight: 1.9000 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover
  • Published by: Feldheim

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  • excellent

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    • 6/2/13

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    • tznius

    This is an excellent book.

    If you want to save time, and are handy with sewing, you can head over to for modest and kosher sewing patterns to make for women and girls.

  • Ideas made easy

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    • 4/21/13

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    • Hadassa

    Written for any sewer to easily learn to "tzniusize" clothes. A must read if you want to be in style, save money, be modestly dressed! It's an excellent way to exercise your artistic side.

  • Looking Good

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Mrs. CB Spira

    I very much enjoyed this book. I am not a seamstress and always shy away from buying clothes that need alterations. Seams & Souls changed my outlook. I was a bit afraid that the approach would be "tznius and looking good or incompatible." On the contrary, the author mentions numerous times that an alteration must be done a certain way to look good - or to not even attempt it because it won't work with the overall "look." The artwork is beautiful and adds so much to the directions. I give this my highest recommendation.

  • Seams & Souls

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    This book inspired me to fix the clothes that I was keeping in my closet, but couldn't wear due to tznius issues. It didn't take long either! I was so happy to finally be able to wear these things!

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