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Topic: Amma's Sugar Skulls Mei Tai and matching Minky Blankey! (measurements added)  (Read 5518 times)
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« on: July 20, 2007 03:52:23 PM »

I made these for my daughter a few weeks ago. I bought 6 yards of this glittery day of the dead fabric, (yea for alexander henry!) and i wanted to make her things she wouldn't outgrow...

the mei tai-


the padded fold down top of the mei tai (to hold her sleepy little head)-


amma in her mei tai, rolled up for sleeping, she just woke up (it can be rolled down to shorten it at the waist so her arms are free, then it pretty much works like a chair holding her butt)-


sleeping in her matching minky blankey-
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 04:26:57 PM »

OMG what a pretty little baby! Congrats.

I love the MeiTai and blakey. Did  you use a pattern!

My little ones are too big for one now but I am still holding out hope that my huddy will want one more.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007 04:35:01 PM »

 there are quite a few mei tai patterns with measurements online, and i'd already made a different one with one of those. for this one i just sort of averaged a few measurements for the body size, and guessed some things, like how to shape the padded top part. basically i modeled it after a babyhawk with the padded fold down top, (cute, but i'll keep my $70, plus they don't make it in pink!) and i think it's probably a little shorter in the padded top part.
 (and the padding on the straps needs to extend about 6 more inches into the strap to go over my hubby's shoulders, but i never realized he'd be awesome enough to wear a pink carrier when i made the measurements!)
 i'd be happy to share the measurements if anyone wanted them though...

o-yeah, and thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007 05:19:22 PM »

Very cute!  Loving the fabric:)
I'm planning on making a few of these and I love seeing different people's mei tai's. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007 05:43:12 PM »

i'd be happy to share the measurements if anyone wanted them though...
yes please! i didn't know it was possible to make one of those. i have an ergo which he tolerates so-so. i'd love to find something he LIKES to be in without spending $70-$90
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007 05:54:41 PM »

That is a very sweet baby hawk rip off!

I have a WAHM mei tai which I love, but it only has a little curve for sleepy time head support, and so I'm thinking of making a new one. I would also love to have the measurements for that.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007 06:16:43 PM »

like i said,  i think it's a little shorter than theirs... and amma's only 5 months. so it may need to be a little different for a bigger baby, not really sure. but i'll go measure!
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007 06:56:42 PM »

Two pretty ladies, and a pretty Mei Tai, AND blankie!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007 07:08:29 PM »

here's the measurements, that's without seam allowance. and the back would be one solid piece, with the straps sandwiched inbetween. i padded the straps for the first 12 inches, which only works if it's not rolled down to free her arms. i think it would need another 6-8 inches, but i haven't really checked that...

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007 08:49:22 PM »

love it love it. i NEED to make stuff like this for the next one (if/when). great job!
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