Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Clothes Without a Belly and Thoughts on Weight


Clothes Without a Belly and Thoughts on Weight

There were a couple things I made while pregnant that I made to fit after too. First, was this maxi skirt which I wore basically everyday while pregnant, and I still wear it a lot. I really love that the maxi skirt trend is transitioning into fall with sweaters. How fun is that! Too bad I only have one maxi skirt. I'll have to make more.
Another was the reversible Margaret dress. I love wearing it with a belt at my waist. And when the cowl is worn in the front, it's perfect for nursing! If you'd like to make one yourself, go here for the free pattern and tutorial.
I've been thinking a lot recently about looks, weight, and size because 1) I'm reading the Uglies series, 2) I just found the blogs Advanced Style and Healthy is the new Skinny, 3) I've watched my body change LOTS over the past ten or so months. I am back into some of my old clothing if I squeeze, but it hasn't bothered me like I thought it would. I'm still me, and I'm really happy with where I am in life and feel very blessed. After going through pregnancy, labor, and recovery (nobody mentions how hard that part is!), and watching a little one grow, I am so amazed at the miracle of our bodies. Women's bodies can do such amazing things. Our bodies are so powerful and wonderful, and we each get to have one. I'm not forgetting about people who are born with different ailments, they have different hardships in this life than I do. Probably things that I couldn't handle if I were in the same position. (Usually when I meet someone like that, they make me feel ashamed of how little I've done with my life.) Anyway, I'd like you to join me in celebrating that today we are alive, and we get to live another day.


  1. Such a great attitude. No one told me how hard recovery was, either! WOW.

    You look great, by the way.

  2. As my Grandmother always said about life after having a baby... It took time to put the weight on and it will take time to take it off. Well worth it to have a baby!!!
    How I miss that Lady.

  3. Perfectly said, Heather! As I struggle with my weight, I keep in mind the reasons why I've gained the weight, that someday it will come off, and that preserving my fertility is worth feeling less-than-beautiful for a couple of years. You look beautiful, btw. :)


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