a two headed princess…

I used to own a wool babywearing poncho.  It wasn’t perfect and it made me look like a mix between a weeble and a garden gnome, but it more or less did the trick. We dug it out at the beginning of the season only to discover the moths had been at it, blast their powdery little hides!  I swear those destructive tiny devils are going to be the death of me!

With several outdoor events this holiday season, mostly in the woods and always in the snow, I needed a way to safely carry her while keeping us both warm or we were in for a very long winter of being stranded at home alone.  I had less then a week between the discovery of my Swiss cheese covering and the first such event.  I ran out of time.  I also threw the timing off on my machine sewing through those thick layers.  But I did manage something warm and wearable, if not quite presentable.  Now it is entirely complete, with all the bells and whistles.

I very heavily modified this “Princess Coat” pattern by Burda.  I feel like the sleeves were much too long and bulky.  I chopped off several inches and tapered them a bit more.  Even so they are still big and puffy on me.  Otherwise I think it’s a very nice pattern. We’re keeping busy and keeping warm!


3 thoughts on “a two headed princess…

  1. MamaAshGrove

    This is perfect!!!! I can never find the perfect coat, and also my arms and torso are long and things are always too short- I ought to take a leaf out of your book, and make my own perfect coat. I’ve made jackets for the boys before, I’m sure I could do it.
    What did you use- wool or fleece?
    I’m thinking of making this baby a little blackberry beret, wondering how the newborn size fits a tiny head? I think I remember you saying it was big for Seraphina?

  2. Melody Post author

    I used fleece. I would have loved to use wool. I never buy fleece except for Halloween costumes! And even then I try to avoid it. But there was no budget for good wool with this unanticipated project, so fleece it was. I used two layers of the thickest stuff I could find. And I bought some really, really soft furry fleece for the collar and to line her hood. That is the only thing that touches her
    face. The back of the collar is nice and cushy for her to lay her head against me and of course the warm hood goes all the way around.

    Oh no, it fit her, it just looked ridiculous! I did the really slouchy version and it just looked funny all poofed out around her tiny head. But it actually fit her for longer then any other had has so far. The less slouchy version would probably look more proportionate.

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