This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern, not a finished item. Purchasers are welcome to sell their finished products. *please do not sell or distribute this pattern, purchase is for one copy only*
The Goober Pea Pod is a size adjustable car seat cape/poncho pattern, designed especially for those who dislike spending money every year on new fabric for a well-fitting poncho. The result is a gorgeous and extremely versatile cape with snap on hoods in 3 sizes. The various neck hole sizes allow a close but comfortable fit, eliminating gaping that lets in the cold air.
Please note, you will need snap pliers and snaps (20 sets for the cape, and 6-10 per hood) to make this project, and the number of snaps to install can seem overwhelming at first. However, the benefits of versatility and functionality are well worth it. It may take some playing around to figure out the right combination to achieve the best fit for your child. But, once you have the right combo, you can leave most of the snaps together, and only undo a few on one side of the hood in order to slip it over the child’s head. There are detailed instructions and photos included for not only the snap installation, but also which snaps to match together for each sizing combination.
The Goober Pea Pod comes with the following options:
-the cape comes in regular or extra tall lengths. Regular would fit a petite child from newborn right up through 5 yrs. Extra tall would be a bit long for most walking 12 month olds, but would give better leg coverage for most 2-5yr olds
-ORIGINAL VERSION – undo one of the snaps along the arm to create a “sleeve” for arms to come through / ZIPPERED VERSION – instructions given for adding optional arm holes after poncho is completed
-the generous fitting snap on hoods come in sizes 0-12m, 2T-3T, and 4T-5T. The two smaller hoods can be adjusted (in how they attach to the cape) for a smaller or bigger neck hole depending on preference
-It can be made in warm and economical fleece, or luxurious minky/chenille, or even sweater knit.
-It can be made with 2 layers (outer and inner), or with a 3rd hidden layer of fleece in between.
-adorable bear ears can be added to the hoods
-snap covers can be made, to cover the snap studs along the back of neck, in order to wear the cape without a hood.
-NEW!!! Alternate cape version with front zipper, requiring less snaps on the cape. Can also be made with sewn on hood, which means it will not be size adjustable, but will require no snaps at all.
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