For those of you who follow my Fabulous Free Pattern Friday series, I'm sure you've noticed that I have not posted a new piece for the last couple of weeks. Don't worry(not that you would!!), I have a piece all set to go, in fact I wore it yesterday, so I will be back next Friday with a new FFPF post.
As for today, I am also taking a week off from the sleeve post. I have been dealing with some health issues. This past week, I've seen 3 doctors. Don't worry(again, not that you would!!!), I'm not dying, so nothing major, but I do need to just take care of myself and be a little quiet for a few days.
So on to something a little more interesting.
I'm sure that many of you have seen the flutter over this new swimsuit pattern.
Very Retro and very covered up compared to what we usually see at the beach or pool. If you are interested, here is a link to the pattern, http://www.etsy.com/listing/153333289/bombshell-swimsuit-pdf-pattern-vintage?ref=shop_home_active&nc=1 It's a great buy at only $10.00.As I read Heather Lous's blog I found her comment about the pattern rather interesting,
"Last night I posted the Bombshell Swimsuit on Etsy and the avalanche of orders and goodwill and blogger love this morning made me fill up with joy."
So, in other words, the pattern went viral. I am so very happy for her!
This morning, this video was in my inbox and I found it especially interesting in light of the excitement that has transpired over the Bombshell Swimsuit pattern.
The Godly Truth About Bikini's - FINALLY Someone Gets It! from sharethemessage on GodTube.
By no means am I trying to make a political statement, or say that wearing a bikini is wrong. I've worn them and even have a couple in my drawer that from time to time still see the light of day. Don't be alarmed, they are not itsy bitsy, really very modest compared to most. I'm well aware of the saying, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should!!!"
As I watched the video, I thought about my swimsuits and what I feel the most comfortable in. Both are vintage suits.
Both are very modest. They are great for pool parties or for going from the beach to a casual restaurant with a simple cover up tied around the waist. When I wear these swimsuits, I feel pretty, and there is no sense of feeling self conscious.
How do you feel? Have we lost our natural sense of modesty? Do we need to bring it back?