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