My sis lives in Manhattan without a car, and keeping a blanket on a two year old in a stroller has proven difficult. She asked me to make her a stroller cozy, since she doesn't want to pay $80-$100 for one. The only request she had was that it not be bubblegum pink, or have flowers and butterflies. I took care of that for her! I whipped up this bad boy for her while they were in town for the holidays and now my sweet little niece is the hottest kid in town!
Here it is unzipped.... She's sleepy....
It's super warm... I used the back of an old wool coat that doesn't fit anymore inside the front panel, so it's nice and heavy. I made the mistake of using the Simplicity 3712 pattern, which is "one size," however it is sized for an infant. Instead of having the shoulder straps go through the back, they are over the top of the back so her legs have enough room. It still works, but doesn't sinch around her head like it is supposed to.
Does anyone know who makes a pattern for a toddler sized cozy? I am thinking about making an extension using the double separating zippers that are already there, but I haven't experimented with it yet.
Thanks for looking!