I mostly buy things from op shops, sometimes from ebay or gumtree.
I do like the look of a lot of handmade stuff, but if I'm really after that style I'll make it myself. I only buy things from stores where I'm after something specific and can't find it easily/cheaply.
I would say 80% of my daughters wardrobe is handmade, either by me or some one else. I have my own handmade business so know quality when I see it. There is nothing worse than going to the markets to see a vendor selling crap with that has been poorly made, yet asking big bucks just because it is handmade. If it is made beautifully I will buy it.
I try to buy things that are a little different too. I am so over deers owls and chevron.
For me it depends on age and sex
My boys I mostly prefer store bought. Under one I like a bit of handmade
For girls I love handmade, probably to an older age maybe somewhere in the 5/10yrs
Thanks for all your feedback ladies..
I understand what you are saying about the onesies & singlets with an appliqué sewed on. I personally like the appliqué sewn onto a singlet if it comes with a handmade skirt or something & the appliqué is just to make it a set, if you know what I mean??
I love making clothing and accessories for my kids. And I feel content and proud when people are willing to buy them, especially when they are quite pricy (not able to lower price due to time spend and cost of fabric etc).
But handmade clothing is catered for a niche market, its not everyone's cuppa tea. Most of the times you can find something nice and good quality (sewing wise) in the shops and a lot cheaper because they are mass produced.
I would buy / make accessories like headbands for my daughter and hats for my boy. I wouldn't buy handmade clothing for them because they are just too pricy and I can make them too with a pattern and some fabric. Appliqués on rompers or tshirts I would not buy because appliqués usually fray after wash, way too expensive for what it is, some you can't even wash them because the flowers will fall off etc. I bought one a while ago and you can't wash it at all
If its a set, it will depend on price and how much I love it. I recently saw one and I thought it was really different and wouldn't mind owning a set for DD but for that price I would rather buy a few sets in target
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