Emmeline Textiles Gran Partita Alicorn
100%cotton – Pima and Combed Standard Cotton
Base-3; size 3 – 3.2m
It’s releasing via right to purchase on Friday with possible size up to 12.
Image description: photo of a pastel grad woven wrap. The wrap is rolled up and tied with a black ribbon. There is a white tag and a small brown booklet with the wrap. A pair of earrings in a small ziplock bag is also in front of the wrap.
Image description: loom to bloom shots of Alicorn (2 hot washes in 7th gen free and clear, dried on low until just damp, then hung up to dry)
Top: loom state Alicorn – pastel blue, pink and purple grad wrap folded. There is a Little People Snow white doll on the left of the wrap for size reference.
Bottom: Alicorn after 2 washes. There is a Little People Snow White doll on the right side of the wrap for size reference.
Image Desc: macro shots of the right and wrong side of Alicorn.
I received Alicorn loomstate. It’s 3.2m which is base-3 for me. My first reaction after unrolling it was surprise. I was very surprised at how soft it was loomstate. Then I saw all of the colors. It’s absolutely stunning. The colors are soft and beautiful, definitely hard to capture in photos, but it’s gorgeous in person. It is medium weight in hand, and a little dry but not scratchy, and it feels nice and cool to the touch. It is also more on the grippy side, but not too grippy.
After washing and drying, it was even softer and more floppy. Alicorn has enough grip to hold the slipknot in a back reinforced torso sling carry (formerly DHR) with my 33lb 3 year old, but it also had enough glide which made adjusting my slipknots easy. It had a fair amount of cush on my shoulders when I wrapped my 3 year old and was comfortable even in a ruck with her bouncing and dancing around on my back. It did not sag, but it has a fair amount of diagonal stretch which makes it ace-bandagey to wrap with.
I was also able to use Alicorn with my 10lb 7week old baby for 4hours straight each day. It held up really well and was very comfortable for me even though I haven’t wrapped for long periods of time in a few months.
My favorite thing about Alicorn is how easy it is to wrap with – specially since it came to me new. I can only imagine how soft and floppy this will get over time. With every use, it’s getting softer and softer. It is easy to tighten and adjust, but it stays in place once I get it exactly how I want it. I tried using it with carries I normally have trouble with (Poppins and Kangaroo), and both turned out pretty good for carries that I normally don’t even bother to tie off anymore when trying them out because I always end up with too much slack with these carries 😂. With Alicorn I was actually able to tie off both poppins and Kangaroo – and they were comfy for me and baby Claire. I also tried it with my go to carries for base-3: Traditional Sling Carry(TSC), short cross carry (SCC) with a ring and Ruck Tied in Front. I still need to try it with Inside Out Coolest Hip Cross Carry (IOCHCC) It rocked both carries. I did a ruck both with 10lb Claire and 33lb Lilli and it held both of them up like a boss. Claire was up in a ruck for 2hours and Lilli was up for 45minutes. I would prefer it in multi layer carries with Lilli, but then again, I prefer multi layer carries with a toddler with any wrap.
Overall I think Alicorn is amazing. It would make a great newborn to toddler/big kid wrap in longer sizes like base-1 and up so you can do multilayer carries as baby gets heavy. As a shorty, I love it with my little baby and for short ups with the threenager.
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