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Friday, October 30, 2020
2020 has been a very unusual year and it has taken its toll on many parts of life. However, one can find solace in the Lord in the most trying times as well as the good times because he has designed our life for our good and his glory. So whatever we have to go through we find our strength in our God.
In the meantime we make the best of everything we have control of. If you need some time to sew and have that available as well as the supplies, now with the shorter nights and cooler temperatures, we can begin our projects either for present needs or for the upcoming seasons.
I have tried to find some decent and simple styles that work on most figures. I find there are more patterns that are designed for larger sizes which is wonderful and encouraging, Here are some for cooler weather wear.
For those who are able to wear cotton dresses part of the season, this is a great pattern. It can also be made in heavier fabrics, just make sure it hangs with a nice drape in the skirt.
This is definitely summery, but with longer sleeves in a heavier fabric it would work nicely.
For those needing a long full coat, this one is ample and warm looking. It looks feminine because of the waist and flare of the skirt.
Butterick 6793 A coat for the cool weather.
This HInterland Dress above was modified with no buttons in the front.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Dress found at Rusclothing.com
It is increasingly difficult to find clothing that is beautiful and pretty. There always seems to be some sexualization in the designing of the garment i.e., bare shoulders, low necklines, very fitted over bust and hips, short skirts, revealing fabrics, etc.. It is as though if there wasn't something "sexy" about a garment it wouldn't sell. Major pattern companies like McCalls, Vogue, Simplicity, and Butterick seem to have taken some of that to heart also.
Along that line while I was home due to snow closure of church I listened to a very poignant sermon called Female Modesty I highly recommend listening to it.
Classics are timeless in that one can use current fabrics, adjust collars, sleeves, add extra couture touches or just add pieces that coordinate well. Classic patterns can be used many times. They are investments as well as the classic clothing made from them.
If you are honestly trying to please the Lord Jesus Christ your desires would be to act and live as much as possible with the reliance and guidance of the Holy Spirit and by studying God's word and following his reasons for you to be a gracious, loving, kind, and gentle woman and dressing in a complementary way.
"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ." Philippians 1:27a