Finishing Up on Swim Wear

3-10-16  I do swim every day I can, which is more than five days a week usually.  Having a good swimsuit, that I can put on easily, and looks okay and makes me feel adequate and normal is terribly important.  I am using the Swim and Sweat Krinkle Cloth Chlorine Resitant now.  However, there are many styles at Swimsuits For All, and there are great coupons out there.  Here is a link to coupons for Swimsuits for All.   What I saw was an 80 percent off coupon, which if it works, I am using even if I do not need to order a new suit!  Just because I wear one almost every day.

There is also for some an opportunity to SEW a swimsuit for yourself, having control of both style, sizing, coverage and material.  Whenever I think about sewing I think of this wonderful blogger I follow who writes about learning to sew.  (I will soon figure out how to list the blogs I follow, but this article is special.) Sewing is not something I do much now, but with a little more blog coaching from “Jodi”  in her website “SewFearless”, maybe I will! Blogger Jodi recommended this article by yet another “sewist” on making swimsuits-The Wonderful World of Curvy Swimwear.    The  Curvy Sewing Collective blog is a goldmine for those who find it easy to sew.  For many reasons, I thought I would follow Jodi’s purse sewing instructions someday, or maybe make something for my grand-kids.  Heck the main reason I think about purses, is that sewing for my own body feels too disheartening and risky.  Looking up her blog and the Curvy Collective of Swimwear,  I ran into this  intimate and wonderful post about sewing for her postpartum body a new sweater and not let feelings about size limit her.  It was all about deserving to love and take care of the body we have, without apology or regret.  I found it a very challenging and an inspirational message.  It is exactly the kind of thing I very much want to share with you both for practical help and emotional support in clothing projects.  The article was called “Love Yourself” Linden and contains a link for a very simple but elegant sweater pattern which is not made up in just the classic sweatshirt material but others, such as a quilted jersey that Jodi featured. It seems that much of Jodi’s patterns are bought online, and her material also. I think large men, especially, may be surprised at how quickly they can obtain good fit with a little sewing knowledge, or produce things like shorts or scrub pants, very inexpensively.  A maker talent that expresses itself in woodcraft and other projects, can make a handy fellow a very nice inexpensive cloth item.  Have a good day, and do one thing that makes you feel good about your clothing just because it is Thursday!– HONORAH

Quilted Jersey Linden by Sew Fearless
Sewfearless blog about Sewing and making clothes you want to wear!

 

 

Author: Honora Mellarick

Honora is a large woman with a large family and she is a pro at buying big shoes and clothes, furniture that endures rowdy big teens, and understands that one size fits mosts probably is not helpful. She writes this blog to encourage people who happen to be in the upper tenth percentile of weight and height. You are outstanding, awesome and wonderful.

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