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    Red face Thinking of buying an Etsy (or other) poncho?

    If you purchased an Etsy (or other home-sewn) poncho for your child to wear in the car seat, and you are not happy with it,

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    The Car Seat Poncho is final result of many "trial and error" ponchos --which you'll never see!

    I would try out one design on my son during the day, then re-work the design while he slept at night. I was obsessed with finding the perfect solution! When I finally got it right, I went to professional tailors, patternmakers and seamstresses to make it beautiful.

    • Every Car Seat Poncho is cut, sewn and inspected by experienced professionals who also produce for Motherhood Maternity, Rag & Bone, Pea in the Pod and other internationally known clothing brands. No Car Seat Poncho leaves the factory with a home-sewer's "oops."
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    Re: Thinking of buying an Etsy (or other) poncho?

    Last year I was looking for a poncho that matched my daughters True Fit Premier as well as matched her likes/my likes (she was only 11 months). I turned to Etsy.com. I placed an alchemy request and had an unbelievable amount of responses. After many many many back & forth questions, pictures, designs, picking fabrics, etc I finally picked the winning bidder to make my poncho. I paid half up front (and the price of fleece,which was separate)and then was to pay the remainder when the poncho was shipped. Communication was great until the fleece was "ordered." Then communication completely stopped. I accepted the bid in the beginning of December - it was to be completed by Christmas. Long story short - I didn't receive the poncho until almost the end of January. As soon as I opened the poncho, I could tell it was not right. First of all, the woman (who I can't name - she does not have an etsy "store" or company - it's just her name) - asked me for my daughters measurements, which I provided. The poncho was HUGE. Also, the space between her chin and the top of the zipper was humongous. To the point that the zipper (which was the TOP of the poncho) did not even start until half way down my daughter's chest. How warm does that keep you? Not at all! My daughter couldn't even walk in it because the bottom was dragging along the ground (where did my measurements ever end up?!). Then the real kicker.. it wasn't straight. The hood made a point at the top, came down into the shoulders and was completely crooked. The zipper was not centered, at all. So it sat on my daughter and had probably 4 inches of exposed skin on one shoulder and then NONE and was even too close to her neck & digging in, on the other side. It was so bad, my sitter offered to try to "fix it." She had to use her seam ripper on one side and stitch up the other side just to make it stay on both of my daughter's shoulders. It was just absolutely awful. I learned my lesson & will NEVER do that again. My husband was absolutely infuriated - we spent good money on this piece of garbage. So he was not even about to be ok with spending anymore money - even on the "real thing" on the real website. Then I received an e-mail about this deal and JUMPED at the offer. I've given up on trying to match my daughter's seat and have just decided to go with something I know she'll love - the hot pink paisley. Thank you so much for this great opportunity! I wish I just gone with the one & only the first time!! I've inserted a few pics (as long as I did it right & they show up) of the poncho massacre, as we call it in our house! *And yes, this is the poncho, laying flat with the seams as "lined up" as I can get them!*






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    Re: Thinking of buying an Etsy (or other) poncho?

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