Camoflauge skulls. Seriously, when have you seen a carseat with camouflage skulls? Never.
What makes the fabric choice doubly amusing is that the parents are the nicest, most peaceful adults you'll ever meet. The fabric is as hard-edged as this baby's ever gonna get.
soft brown minky while peering up at the calming yoga phrases covering the underside of the canopy: peace and love, relax, breathe, stretch.
I also give myself kuddos because the skull fabric is a knit. Yes, stretchy knit. When I sent Mom-to-Be to the fabric store with her shopping list, it never occured to me to tell her to get a woven fabric, preferably from the quilting section. Duh me. Knits are so soft - no wonder she loved the fabric.
As you can see, the end result looks great. I practiced first, then sewed slowly. Several of the pieces, like the canopy, reversed to the yoga print, which is a tradtional woven quilter's cotton. It was much easier to work with the knit + woven pinned together because the woven kept the knit from stretching as much.
I made a matching tent/canopy to protect Baby Boy from wind, rain, and peering eyes. Notice the rounded corners and brown piping. Details like that make such a difference to me.
The straps around the carseat handle hook together with velcro. The buttons are purely decorative.
For more details on construction OR to see the pinkified carseat cover I made for my daughter, CLICK HERE.