I’m generally not one to preach, yet feel a strong need to talk about this very subject today. Yes, this does have to do with sewing and crafting in the end, so read on and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Some things take more explanation than others and this seems to be one of those.
Do you get tired of seeing our young people, and sometimes older folks for that matter, dressing with little to be left to the imagination? I’m of the mind that “modesty is the best policy”; my mother told me that and I still believe it. You may be rolling your eyes right now, that’s ok. Some would say I just don’t understand. Well, I’m here to say I do understand, it’s not been so long that I don’t remember trying to fit in and follow the crowd. Afterall I came from the era of “Twiggy”, the Beatles and free this and that. Who is Twiggy you say? She was all the rage in the 60’s. She was pencil thin, I was too back then, painted on lashes, me too and she was British, like the Beatles. It was the era of the mini skirt, hip huggers, neru jackets and beads. I was a teenager and wanted to fit in. Yet I did not buy into the free this and that, and certainly didn’t buy into the culture of the day. So what I did try to do was fit into the dress and makeup of the times. I had a black neru shirt, beads, hip huggers and a few mini skirts (albeit not too mini). I looked silly, but at the time thought I looked “in”. What I never did was comprise what I believed in and always dressed modestly and still do today.
Flash forward to today, in my opinion clothes are way too skimpy and modesty seems to have gone out the window. I’m often shocked by what our young people wear and sometimes wonder if their parents approve. Some parents may yet others may just feel the pressure and give in to their young folks. Whatever the case, there can be a better way. I’m so happy to see that there are other like-minded people who think that modesty is a good thing. With that being said, I ran into a site that offers patterns to make modest, yet fashionable, swimwear, dresses, skirts and tops. I felt the need to pass this link along to you. No, I’m not paid or in any way compensated to write this or pass the link onto anyone, I’m doing it because I want to.
OK, here comes the sewing part…..Check out Gretchen’s site called Fashionably Modest Patterns to see her pattern offerings and find out what I’m talking about.
God must be telling me something because this past Sunday Fr. Martin gave a homily that talked a bit about modesty. Father Martin is a gifted and talented speaker and he is such an inspiration to me. You can hear this particular homily as well as many others by clicking here.
So these are my words of wisdom for today, a little preachy maybe, but given in the spirit of sharing and friendship.
On another note, I’m still working on my new craft space and it’s coming along famously.
Thanks for visiting and until the next time, God Bless and have a great day!!!