TO BE USED
You may choose your own cloth. It
is preferable to use material that does not wrinkle.
II. WHITE UNIFORM FOR WOMEN
A. The white part of the uniform can be either a dress or a
skirt and blouse.
a. The piece
between the waist and the hips is usually between 12 and 15 cm
and unpleated so that it is not bulky (and we look fatter than
b. Normally the skirt overlaps in front. You may close
it however you wish (velcro, snaps etc.). What is important is
to leave it open for easy ironing.
c. Any lenght bellow the knees is
d. The size of the pleats is variable, in Mapia the style
is small pleats.
e. If you use small pleats, we recommend
to use a lot of material and make a full skirt so that it is not
tight around the hips.
a. The blouse buttons up in front.
b. Long sleeves with or without cuffs.
c. Simple button down collar
d. It is recommended
that the blouse is more or less close-fitting through the bust
and waist with darts in the front and back.
a. The upper part of the dress is the same as the blouse
and ends about 10-12 cm bellow the waist
b. The skirt
follows the lines of the buttons of the top. Usually it is closed
with snaps or velcro but this is up to you.
B. The green part is composed of a saiote (little skirt) and
1. Saiote (1. in diagram)
a. The lenght of the saiote is equal to the width of the open hand
of the user of the uniform; not including the waistband (adults
are usually about 20 cm)
b.The size of the pleats is up to
you, in Mapia the tendency is towards small pleats.
c. The saiote
overlaps in fornt and closes on the side and is, like the skirt,
2. Sashes, side bands and ribbons
a. The sashes and sidebands are all the same width
b.The width depends on the size of the person, usually 5-7 cm.
c. The sidebands attach to the end of the saiote and run down the
sides of the skirt. They are the same lenght as the skirt (8.
d. The colored ribbons (5. in diagram) are the same lenght
as the skirt.
e. The type of material, number and
color of the ribbons is left to personal preference. No red or
black ribbons please.
3. Position of sashes (2.
1. The sashe is draped diagonally
from the outside of the left shoulder, closing about 5cm below
the waist on the right side. Where the two ends come together
below the waist, the sashes cross; a bow is palced here in the
center (see diagram).
2. The arm (3. in diagram) is sewn two fingers above the
bustline and continues untill about one inch on the backside of
3. The ribbons should be attached
on the left shoulder underneath the sash. You can sew them in
or make the removable.
1. The sash
is draped diagonaly over the right shoulder crossing beneath the
waist on the left side. The arm goes over the left shoulder (see
2. The ribbons are attached on the underneath side of the
arm on the left.
Star is worn on the right side (6. in diagram)
Star is worn on the left side.
Used by women
on the left side (7. in a diagram)
Used by girls on the right side
a. The style of the crown is up to you.
b. It can be either open or closed in back.
8. Shoes and socks
a. socks or stockings should be white
b. shoes are white
c. sandals are not used
III. WHITE UNIFORM FOR MEN
The men's uniform is composed of a white dress suit, white dress shirt,
navy blue tie and white shoes and socks.
1. The pants
The pants have two thin green lines
that run down their sides. These lines are about 1 cm on each
side of the outer seams and extend to the bottom of the pants.
The way you make these lines is up to you.
The star is
worn on the jacket
UNIFORM FOR WOMEN
a. Navy blue with pleats and a waist band
b. Any lenght
below the knees.
a. White button
b. Short sleeves
c. Regular "dress shirt"
a. White pocket
sewn over left breast
b. The pocket has the blue emblem of the doctrine
(C. R. F.)
a. The tie
is the same color as the skirt.
b. It is in
the shape of a bowtie.
a. shoes are
navy blue or black
b. socks or stockings are white
V. BLUE UNIFORM MEN
The uniform is composed of navy blue dress pants, white
longsleeved dress shirt, navy blue or blach tie, blue or dark
shoes and white socks.
VI. GENERAL REMARKS
It is preferable to use white sweaters or jackets, however various
shades of blue are also acceptable.
B. It is best if sweaters
of jackets open in the front (not pullovers)
For both men and women, the shirts of the blue and white uniforms
are tucked in.
D. Women should use slips with both their blue and
E. It is not official for
women to use regular white shirt with their blue uniform skirt
and pin on the stars
F. It is not necessary for women to use their
stars when they use their uniform shirts as the emblem is already
on the pocket
G. Men and women need to use
their ties for official works only (starworks, concentration works,
official churchworks and mass)
Ceu do Mapia, 6 september 1996,
Alfredo Gregório de Melo,
Presidente do CEFLURIS