It was brought to my attention recently how much the style of my homesewn kids' garments differs from what children "normally" wear.
I honestly hadn't thought about this in a long time, and certainly not considered it when choosing what (style) to sew next.
Now the situation is a bit different from two years ago when I started sewing more, and started sewing for my children. DS was four then; he is now six years old and has started first grade.
He likes what I'm sewing and is, funnily, more self-conscious when he wears RTW garments which he is given sometimes which "look like adult clothes" (his words, when refusing to wear something).
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Am I setting DS apart through his homesewn clothes? Should I care?
I'm sure everyone has a story to share on this from their own childhood. Mine's this: My parents refused to buy me "brand name clothes". I'm not sure whether I was treated differently, but I would have loved to fit in. Now, ironically (or not), I'm glad I had this training of being different/doing my own thing.
What do you think? How have you handled this with your kids if you sewed for them?
Thanks for weighing in, and happy sewing!
(Parting shot: decidedly unfashionable appliqué for DS's new pants.)