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Topic: *Recon* Fleece vest to... baby car seat cover! *TUT ADDED 01/17/07*  (Read 10375 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2006 09:28:23 AM »

Brilliant
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2006 11:21:04 AM »

This is awesome!  I've got to make one for my little man.  simple, practical and yet so genius.  You rock.
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2006 12:46:43 PM »

SOoooooo smart!  This is WAY better than the one we just bought because it doesn't add bulk to the baby at all.  Love it!  What a great idea.  I'm sure the pockets will come in handy too!
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2006 01:40:43 PM »

What a great idea and so very nice done! And a very cute little girl to!
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2006 01:47:44 PM »

great idea!!!  Cheesy  i know a few of my friends who are thinking of having babies would really appreciate it as a gift.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2006 01:57:32 PM »

Thank you so very much!  You all have made my day!!   Cheesy
This was super easy to make- I just cut along the side seams so the vest could open up and look like a gigantic rectangle. Then I draped the "vest" over the carseat so that the neckhole was where I wanted it and pinched the bottom corners to fit, the sewed them shut (made a dart, maybe?? I'm not sure what it's called...). Then I layed it out on the carseat again and cut off the excess (former back of the vest) fabric, made a casing for the elastic, put it in, and voila!
Oh, and by the way, the "elastic" that I used for the back was just the excess elasticized draw-cord that had run through the bottom hem of the jacket for styling, which I also never liked. It made the garment fit so that I looked pregnant even when I wasn't... so it had to go.  I left the elastic in place in the bottom front of the vest and just pulled it out a little bit making it scrunch up when I sewed the corners shut.  Does that make sense?   Undecided
If anyone is interested, I'm more than happy to take some close-up pics of just the cover so you can see better how I did it.
Oh, and to answer a question, the sides of the cover are just the armholes of the vest- so I didn't have to do anything to them since they already had slightly stretchy ribbing on them.  This vest was originally a Mens size Large, and it was generously sized, if that helps. 
Please post a pic if you make one!   Smiley  And keep the comments/questions coming!
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2007 02:38:18 PM »

I'd love to see a close up.  I showed this to my mom and sis, and my sister wants one for her little lady, and my mom is amazed- and disappointed she didn't think of it first!

i'm going to try to make one, but i'm going to add another layer-- it gets cold here. I have a question: would this stlye work with a baby carrier or would I have to make a different one?  Thanks so much for your brilliant idea!
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2007 10:15:55 PM »

That is such a great idea! very crafty!
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PoppyBoutillier
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007 11:05:59 PM »

i love that for so many reasons!
i love it because it's a recon from my alma mater.
i love it because it's a million times cooler than the ones you can buy that are specifically for car seats.
i love it most of all because it's a recon from my alma mater.  did i mention that?

i would love to see a tutorial for that!
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007 11:51:31 AM »

What a great idea!  I love it.
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