Well, I can tell you, I am learning as I go and the dressing part could not be any more fun.
If you have ever shopped for kids you are well aware that the boys section is seriously neglected in relation to the girls section. And that bummed me out at first.
But now, I don't even care...because finding great deals and one-of-a-kind outfits is part of the thrill--the hunt. I love perusing my favorite Instagram kid shops and every thrift shop I ever come across. Plus, I scour Etsy and the internet like it's my job. Heck, it kind of is my job now that summer's here. Score. Sorry to be *that person* who rubs it in.
But I digress. Geez, I do that a lot. If you're a momma, momma-to-be, or shopping for a momma, you've probably heard of Freshly Picked Moccasins. The entrepreneur behind the name gained instant fame when Kourtney Kardashian started outfitting her son, and now her daughter as well, in FP moccasins.
The mocks are quite pricey and some may roll their eyes at spending upwards of $60+ on kid shoes.
I did. But that didn't stop me from buying Theo some FP moccs. He's been walking since he was 11 months old and has had his moccs since then.
But I wasn't satisfied with one pair. [Typical] I wanted more colors but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for them.
So I did what any sane person would do. I hunted down a mocc pattern, bought some Italian leather off of Etsy, and sewed my own.
Totally normal, right?
I know, I know. I pretend I know how to sew.
For my very first go-round, it wasn't that bad. I broke a needle, had a heck of a time threading the elastic [we're talking hours], and couldn't sew a straight line to save my life. BUT, I did it. I once again shocked the crap out of myself by doing something I never thought I'd ever do.
But here's the kicker. The shoes I worked so hard on are almost too little for Therbear.
I'm thinking about listing them on IG for suuuper cheap so someone else's little one can benefit from them. Who knows if anyone will even be interested in my trial moccs.
I'll let you know.
Now, I wonder what I can sew next. As I type this I have an internet tab pulled up with more leather to buy. It's so tempting!