As a little girl, Leslie Moseley’s mom made clothes for her and her siblings, something she thought was “cool.” Now she runs her own handmade clothes design shop.
Inspired by her mother to craft and sew, as Moseley got older she followed in those footsteps with crafting projects that ranged from beaded jewelry to cross-stitch. But when her husband was in medical school, Moseley realized she needed more to do, so she purchased her first used sewing machine.
“From there I learned more and more and also got into embroidery,” she said. “I just couldn’t get enough.”
In 2015 she purchased an embroidery machine. Moseley made quilts and doll clothes, but when she started making children’s clothes, she found her passion.
“Most of my sewing skills are completely self-taught,” she said. “Thank goodness for YouTube.”
Moseley now has her own business — Harlow & Co. — which is second to her main career as a stay-at-home mom to Grayson, 5, and Harlow, 4.
“I have been in business for about a year,” she said. “It has been a slow start because my children are my number one focus. I spend most of my days with my kids and my nights sewing for my shop.”
She loves creating “super cutesy but 100% functional” clothing.
“I’ve learned with my own children that if anything is uncomfortable, my kids hate it,” she said.
So she has created comfortable-yet-functional, exclusive, limited-run designs that drop roughly every 3-4 weeks.
“I love the idea of owning a dress or top or piece of clothing that only your kid has in that size,” she said.
Moseley said the outfits she creates can go from play to dinner or church, and that she gets her fabric both locally and from small shops around the country.
“I absolutely adore seeing other children in my designs,” she said. “With my own children, I love when they wear something that is unique and one-of-a kind.”
She would also like to add monogramming to her original items and would like to add other hand-sewn children’s accessories such as baby carriers, bows, and matching doll clothing.