******August 2010....Please do not leave a comment here asking for the pattern, it is not available for sale or otherwise*******
I mentioned a few entries ago that I was working on creating a pattern for the Bugaboo Cameleon hood and seat cover. The hood and seat cover of this pram can be easily removed for washing and if the owner wants to change the 'look' of the pram they can do easily by switching the hood/seat set to another colour. Extra Bugaboo tailored sets can be bought as an accessory for $175. The removability of the hood and seat liner lends itself to be easily copied in more interesting fabrics by someone interested enough to do it. I was up to the challenge! An online friend lent me her bugaboo pram and supplied me with a selection of fabrics. My job was to create a new hood and seat cover. I am quite pleased with how it has turned out and even managed to get the seat cover to be reversible, this means that the pram owner can get two different looks in the one pram. Unfortunartely the hood attaches to the pram in such a way that does not lend itself to also being reversible. The pictures below are of a 3 piece reversible set; the seat fabric with a different fabric choice on each side and a nice plush filling between the layers and 2 hoods, one in each colourway. The bugaboo branded hoods have an unusual foam-like wadding in them, so I decided to use pellon between the layers of my hood. I am not sure that it really needs it, as it has between 2 and 3 layrs of cotton fabric anyway. But the pellon gives it a nice substantial feel.