Gender Neutral Everything

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As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m pregnant. Funny thing about pregnancy is that it lasts for so long. So theoretically, you could be totally prepared for your baby before its arrival. Theoretically. While I’ve always wanted to have children, in my mind they’d start at age 6 or so. I never thought seriously about […]

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My Big Fat Surreal Pregnancy

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For the past several months, I’ve mentioned having medical issues. And that’s really how I see it – a medical issue. But that’s not completely true, either. (Be forewarned! This very long post has almost nothing to do with sewing.) It has certainly been a health rollercoaster, and I got the news in the hospital, […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Weight Loss

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Earlier this month, I wrote about weight gain for BoPoMarch, and today’s topic is the other side of that spectrum: weight loss. Tell someone you’ve lost weight, and you’ll often get the reply, ‘Congratulations!’ With weight loss so universally celebrated, it should be easy to sew for a body in the process of losing weight, […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Aging

Today’s Sewing for a Changing Body post is a generous and beautifully written contribution from Louisa, aka Damselfly. I haven’t changed a single word she wrote! She really covered it all. If you like this post, please check out her blog at Damselfly’s Delights, and on Instagram at @damselfly.ca. Thanks, Louisa :) My husband’s late […]

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Saturday Musings: Breaking the Age Cage

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It is interesting that three of the five* Saturday Musings posts I planned for this month, revolve around challenging the stigma assigned to us by numbers. It is also interesting that there is a general fear/dislike of math in the population – sewing and non-sewing alike. Coincidence? My detective shows assure me there is no […]

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Saturday Musings: Where’s My Size?

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Recently, there’s been much discussion in the online sewing community around inclusive sizing. From the #sewmysize hashtag on Instagram, to the increasing use of the ZOZOSUIT to generate accurate measurements, we’re talking about our bodies’ numbers – and demanding they be accounted for in the patterns we buy. This is pretty cool! I love that […]

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Sewing for a Changing Body: Weight Gain

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Body positivity is as much a journey as is living in our constantly-changing bodies. Through our lives, all sorts of things change, but we seem to be the most concerned with weight gain and weight loss. This is understandable! Many of us live in societies where our weight determines our value. Though two sides of […]

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