Since it’s gotten cold here (a rarity, I know) I’ve been forced to come to a painful conclusion.
None of my pre-baby winter clothes will ever fit me again.
This is not a sob about baby weight. Even if these clothes needed to be positively taken in so as to not hang off my frame, they will never fit again. Why? The sleeves are too tight.
Since giving birth to a nine pound tyro of destruction, I’ve grown biceps. Bigger biceps, as I suppose that the muscles themselves have always been there. Now that they’re more prominent, I cannot fit them comfortably into sleeves.
Women’s clothing designers have many… idiosyncrasies regarding what women’s clothing should be shaped like. (Heaven forbid that it is actually shaped like women.) This is just one more – women cannot have even modest muscles in their arms. Women can only have weak little spaghetti arms.
It’s rapidly coming to a crisis. Either I spend a great deal of money on more expensive, better fitted clothing, or a I spend slightly less but still significant money AND add on time I don’t have on making my own. Either way, it’s becoming impossible to shop off the inexpensive racks.