A #RealCatholicModesty Monday Post #2
by Rita Davidson
Welcome to A #RealCatholicModesty Monday Post #2! The First Sunday of Lent has passed and we are moving quickly towards Easter. How is your Lent going? Are you being faithful to your penances? I’ve been struggling with what to give up so I’m hoping to take this week to commit to the one thing that my soul really needs. Remember don’t try to do too much, but commit to just ONE thing well and you will achieve more. “Be faithful to the small things.” is one of my FAVORITE quotes when life seems overwhelming.
Sewing is one of my LOVE/HATE activities. If it wasn’t for my URGE to have well fitting AND NICE skirts, I would likely abandon it entirely. Now I secretly think EVERY girl needs a Velvet Maxi yes?! When I found a bunch of VELVET ends at the fabric store on deep discount I GRABBED them up hoping to find some time to sew them up.
This LOVELY blue crushed velvet was a stretch velvet end piece I got for $15! Now as I always say, modesty shouldn’t always be LAST in your budget, but sometimes you get a bargain you can rejoice about.
It looks GREAT here, but BOY did this skirt irritate me. First the thread, then the stitches, then the machine, then the sewing I almost needed to rip out…ohhhhhhhh see that smile? It was RELIEF to be done! 🙂
Then I thought this is a GREAT penance for lent eh? LOL And it was.
It did turn out better than I thought it would. I was able to just fold the fabric, and cut it as it was the perfect width for a maxi, which is what I wanted. A quick elastic waist and i just left the hem a little longer, finished with a zig zag. Voila!
Don’t you LOVE IT? Wouldn’t a skirt like this make you feel just lovely doing mundane laundry and going about your day? WHY must we save PRETTY clothes for special occasions? I love trying NEW combinations of colors and clothing to get a DIFFERENT look. Catholics must not get stuck trying to imitate modesty not founded on Catholic principles. #RealCatholicModesty means we have a unique identity when we dress to give HIM the glory! Let’s be Beautiful for HIM!
I LOVE wearing BIG oversized clothing sometimes. Being plus sized I often cant find the right sizes as I would like. Sometimes that means I end up with an EXTRA BAGGY 4X. A pin and tuck here and to get it better fitting. (That will be my NEXT sewing adventure)! 🙂
Some days it’s my clothing that comforts me that at least I don’t LOOK at bad as I FEEL. That’s important when I am overwhelmed and haven’t slept enough, taking care of my elderly mother, our boys, nursing care, homeschooling, errands and more.
I hope you enjoy this new series. I hope it gives you a glimpse into my life and how I find clothing that fits and what I wear everyday that is modest and works for my busy days.
Did you LIKE this skirt? Would you LIKE to learn HOW to sew? Do you have a REALLY good resource for skirts you’d like to share? POST It below for us all.
Now go BE BEAUTIFUL for HIM. 🙂
What I Wore
Crushed Velvet Skirt – Made by me (fabric by Fabricland)
Blouse – Addition Elle
Oversized Shirt – Cotton Ginny (thrift store find, company now bankrupt)
Leather Shoes – Winston and Murphy (thrift store find)
Socks – Sock Dreams
Necklace – none today
Make up – Sephora