Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baby Carrier

I've always wanted R to wear a baby doll. I think it says something about the world when a man wears a baby. My man wears his baby, and my baby will wear his baby as a man. We're being the change over here.

I've gotten R to wear his baby a few times.

Babywearing Baby



I decided that he should have a Mei Tai carrier like his one for his birthday.

There are a few patterns online, but this one looked the best and most helpful.


I spent an entire evening on Bevery Fabrics (a night well spent, I think!) and picked out these fabrics.

For the straps, Kona Cotton - Turquoise:
Kona Cotton Fabric Solids - Turquoise

For one side of body, Spring Street - Raindrop
Spring Street Cotton Fabric - Light Blue

For the reverse side of body, Roar Cotton - Lion Toss Burmuda
Roar Cotton Fabric - Lion Toss - Bermuda

Of course, days after I placed the order, they wrote to say the Raindrops one was out of stock. Great.
After a great many tears, I swapped it with Spring Street Cotton - Green (same company, so the colors are close).

Spring Street Cotton Fabric - Green

I took a day off from work to put it all together (since I can't seem to get my act together to sew any other time, plus it gets really dark in here in the evenings). Now, I took a ton of pictures of the process, because I was so proud of myself for officially following a pattern, but I can't seem to find any of them. There was a crisis with a corrupt SD card at one point, so I think that's where they went. :(

But I do have pictures of the finished product!


Rowan's 2nd Birthday


Babywearing Toddler (2)

Babywearing Toddler (1)

He knew exactly what to do with it when he opened it! He started saying "Max! Back!" and pointing to his back!


Michelle said...

Oh how adorable!!! And look how happy he is! Sweet baby :)