I am just starting a blog!
I am an aspiring fashion designer, and wanted a place to share projects and give ideas for fun modest outfits!
Here is a little about me!
My name is Emily! My friends call me Em.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Since I am a member I have chosen to follow certain modesty standards in my dress and appearance.
Here are the guidelines I choose to follow:
No skirts/dresses/shorts above my knee. I wear sleeves. I don't wear things that are too tight, low cut, or midriffy (hmmm is that word?) or revealing. I keep my hair and appearance neat and not too extreme in colors or styles.
I am very happy with choosing to dress this way as well. However occasionally I find it a real challenge to find items within my modesty/style/budget requirements, and so have decided to take matters into my own hands and occasionally sew things up because I want a certain look and have been unable to find it in stores in my price range, or at all.
Here are a few other things about me:
I love being with my family, being an aunt, sewing, being creative, cooking, playing violin/piano/cello (if I still had a cello that is… one day!), inspirational people and stories, almost all kinds of movies, reading books I can't put down, spending time in good conversation with friends, and those moments in life when you feel you've come to grips with a struggle and have come up with a plan to conquer it! Ahhhh…. Isn't that the best! I can just imagine feeling like that now.
I have come to learn we all struggle, we all make mistakes.
Because some of us struggle with things no one sees, and some of us struggle with things everyone sees. Some of us struggle to know how to "fit in", some of us struggle with "feeling good enough", some of us struggle with physical limitations, some of us struggle with emotional or mental limitations. Some of us struggle with learning to know how to overcome mistakes we've made in our past.
Simply because we all struggle, we still all need someone to be kind to us.
I also love seeing people be kind to each other. There is just something I love deep down in my soul about it. I am a firm believer that sometimes that is all it takes to help us make the decisions of how we will live our life.
For example my mom went to a live showing of Les Miserables this week with me for my birthday. (I really had to twist her arm to talk her into it you know… Ha! Totally kidding, I think she was just as excited as I was.) That story is all about someone who chooses to show kindness and it changes someone's life.
I LOVE the story of Jean Valjean. I love that the Priest in Les Mis is so kind to him. I love that after Jean Valjean has been subjected to 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to save his sisters starving sone, the Priest gives him a second chance.
I love that Jean Valjean uses that second chance to change his life and becomes such a good, kind, generous person, in turn giving others a second chance.
I love inspiring stories.
I love things I see or hear or read that I feel help the world be a better place.
So while I love to sew and craft and a blog is a fun and good way to share these posts, I have also found there are going to be other times when I feel there will be more important posts I will want to post.
So I think you'll find yourself inspired occasionally by an outfit, and occasionally in other ways here on my blog.
Thanks for stopping by, I am excited to share with all of you!
Have you seen this version of "Bring Him Home"? It's a good one I tell you. Enjoy!