I was recently given a new style of Irani prayer chador from a sister friend who just came back from a pilgrimage. I had seen a few pictures of this style here and there but never seen one up close and personal. I really like it and fine myself using it all the time.
basically imagine a huge rectangle of fabric which is folded in half lengthwise and then 2 edges are sewn up and it…well, wait let me just show pictures as explaining is much too hard. Sewing one would be a snap! I find myself throwing this one on not just for salaat but also for peeping outside to check on the kidlet or sitting outside and drinking coffee. Its quite comfortable and covers everything modestly yet you have free hand movement!
From the front it looks like you have on a 2 piece prayer garment yet from the back its one piece. Its quite clever…
This is the trick…there is a long cord attached to the “skirt” to keep it up! Its looped over the head and lays on the chest.
The fabric they used for this is a medium weight cotton/poly blend with the ubiquitous floral design! This can easily be made to accommodate all heights and for width, it should be pretty much one size fits all…
Your arms are quite well covered…even in sujood, ive felt no need for arm covers or the like when I pray in this.
Here is the sewing diagram…obviously you will need to teak to your needs… (click to make bigger)