When I became pregnant and the question came up of which sex I preferred I really did honestly answer that as long as he/she was healthy I didn't care. We had a little bit of a struggle getting pregnant coupled with some scares at the beginning of my pregnancy that made me change my mind. I no longer desired a little baby girl. I just wanted my baby to make it to term and come out a healthy babe.
As you guys know, we were incredibly fortunate to be blessed with Mr. Theron Drake who is a total boy. He loves to run everywhere full speed, can't get enough of being outside, and would trade all of his toys to be able to play with his tractors and cars. He's teaching me to be a boy momma and I'm having the best time learning from him along the way.
But, that doesn't mean that I can't dress my little guy up. I hate how some people assume boys can only wear blue, red, and gray. That's it. That or monkeys on everything. Blegh. Not my style at all.
Really, who came up with those rules?
For once in my life, I don't give two craps about the rules. I am going to dress my child how I want with out fear of judgment or norms. When he gets old enough to make those decisions for himself then I will back off. If he loves red, blue and gray then have at it Theo!
But for right now, I want to start him off young rocking his outfit choices and then let him be free to wear what pleases him.
That was a really long winded preface to showing you the 5 minute leggings I made. When I saw this tutorial on the Small Fry blog I filed it away for future reference. Then, one day, I was in Target and saw the perfect leopard print skirt to turn into leggings.
And, yes, I understand that animal print is a "girl" thing but I don't care. I knew Theron would look adorable in them.
Now, let me remind you that the last time I sewed something on my own was in my 7th grade Clothing class. I chose to make Tasmanian Devil pajamas. Classy, I know.
The other night I busted out my gifted sewing machine from my Maw Maw and Paw Paw, attempted to scan the instruction manual, and went to town.
This bobbin thing was my arch nemesis. I could not keep this thing threaded correctly for anything. I gave up trying to read the impossible manual and tried to wing the rest of them.
I used the striped leggings as a guide and cut around them leaving about a 1/4" allowance. I turned them pattern to pattern side and sewed around the edges.
Theron wore the leopard leggings this weekend and received numerous compliments on them. I knew he'd look like a cutie. Someone on my facebook called him a mini Mick Jagger. Get it, baby boy!
And, for my new favorite...
I just about die.