Friday 24 February 2017

McCalls 7477 (flop) & Easy Carseat Poncho

"I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death, so that I may somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 3:10-14

    Hey y'all:) May I present my latest sewing fail:p You know its bad when I take the photo taken on my dummy & not myself! I was *so* excited about making myself a cape, but this one's just not flattering on me:(

    I find theres too much fabric around the waist & looks too bulky when gathered with the belt. Maybe my fabric is too thick? I don't know. I cut the S but I don't think the XS would have made enough difference. Maybe if I feel ambitious I may try the pattern again after altering the pieces for a more tailored look.


I absolutely fell in love with view C :(

    I just adore the print of this lining fabric! I picked it up at a thrift store & I still have enough for a different jacket!:)

The grey wool I've had in my stash *forever*.

     After my cape flop, I quickly made this "instant gratification" fleece "carseat poncho" for my son. I actually made one with the same blue fabric for an elderly friend last year after she injured her arm. She loved it!:). I borrowed the idea from the lovely Margo of creating in the gap:)

    Margo's has a zipper, but I didn't even need one for this one since the fleece stretches.  ***Important***, I take this poncho off once I get him buckled in, otherwise he will get too hot. Fleece is warmer than you think, even with just one layer.

The poncho is basically a rectangle of fabric, folded in half with a seam down the side, less a few inches to allow a head to poke through:) The long side is double whatever your child's side measurement is (from the side of the neck to knees). I didn't finish the neck opening but turned the seam allowance down and reinforced the area with a few stitches.

And here is the poncho turned right side out:)

   I think I may get some chic fabric and make one for myself!;)


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    1. Thanks KS, I use it all the time! Very handy:)

  2. Too cute! Good thing you have such an adorable baby to compensate for your project fails, haha. I just hate when you go to all the effort of a new item and it doesn't work. That lining is gorgeous though, hope you find another use for it!

  3. Yes he is, lol:) Yeah I'm glad I have enough to use for something else! I would be bummed if I had wasted it all:p