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Okay, so they're not the best photos of me (DD always look adorable, if I do say so myself :LOL), but I just had to show off our new <a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/welcome?i=EeANGrNs5auGrC8A&x=1&sm=1&sl=1" target="_blank">frankenkozy</a> ! My mom made it and I love it soooo much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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That looks awesome!! I am thinking about making one myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That looks awesome! I am going to have to try and make one when I'm done with all my other projects. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Great carrier and pic! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Stunning! Absolutely beautiful! Did you follow the directions on the frankenkozy site exactly, or did you tweak it a bit? I'm planning to make my own as well and have studied the directions, but I don't really sew and have already bought the wrong fabric. Needless to say, I'm more than a bit intimidated!
 

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Thanks for all the great feedback! I am loving this carrier more and more by the minute. Oh, the comfort! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So my mom said it took her about 2 hours total to make it, following the pattern exactly as shown on the website. She's a fairly experienced sewer (or is it seamstress? :LOL), but I wou+ldn't call her expert. She takes her time and works in a very careful and patient manner. Someone who works more quickly could probably make it in a hour or so. She said it was really easy for her to make, but that someone who doesn't sew (like me) might have trouble with it.<br><br>
As for materials, the straps are a strech twill (thanks mrzmeg for suggesting it when I asked a while back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) and the pocket fabric is just a woven cotton, but the pocket is backed/lined with the stretch twill. Actually, even though it's not really made to be reversible, it can easily be worn inside out and the charcoal grey looks great on DH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I can even tell you how relieved I am to have this new sling! I've been struggling to find the right carrier since DD is no longer happy in the cradle of the hotsling, but the hip carry wasn't working quite right for us (I knew I should have gotten the leg padding! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> ). I've been using a simple gauze wrap around the house, but that's not really practical for running errands or tooling around town, nor is it very cute. Now, thanks to my mom, I've got both convenience and cuteness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Oh, and did I mention the happy baby? She LOVES it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Looks great! I'd never heard of that kind of carrier. Can you wear your baby on your back with that? I need that type of carrier but I'd also like something I can wear dd in on my back for doing house work, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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You can do a back carry with it. Another reason I am totally loving it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
The directions to make it are <a href="http://webpages.charter.net/dshiel0742/FrankenKozy.htm" target="_blank">here</a> . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Tres bien! I love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Love the fabric! And I like the wide shoulders. I printed that pattern ages ago but never tried it....now you motivated me!
 

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Very nice!!!
 
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