Pamela Janovyak Review: Pleated Ring Sling
Morning Glory v.1 (natural weft)
Note: We will be offering both pleated and gathered shoulders.
Oh the CUSH. Can we talk about cush? Cush for DAYS. I wore my 28lb toddler and loved it. I could have worn him a lot longer if he'd let me! I thought it would be overwhelming for a newborn, but my friend wore her 7 weeker and she found it soft and squish-worthy. The tester was extra long, so I put my 7mo in a reinforced rebozo TAS, and easily wore her for an hour. Weightless!
I didn't like the pleated shoulder. To be honest I'm a gathered girl, but I can do some pleats. This wasn't one of them. It was sewn well, but the padded part was too long for me - I'm petite, and the rings hit me below my "sweet spot". Because of its thickness, this wrap is not the easiest to tighten through the rings- even for a veteran RS wearer, I kept getting things jammed up. I wore it every day and towards the end of the week it did start gliding easier, so I'd say it will need a little breaking in where the rings are. Nice thing though is the different colored rails- that's great for keeping things straight if it gets twisted, or for tightening. I always recommend different colored rails to newbie wearers for that reason.
Speaking of rails: I loooove the unhemmed rails. It gives such a cool rustic, handwoven quality. And the color. The color!! So. Pretty. The attention to warp colors is beautiful, and just as thoughtful as a handwoven. I couldn't stop taking pictures of us snuggling in Morning Glory!
- Lisa Carter