Here is the first photo of the second half buckle I ever made. It has a structured waist - my toddler was too heavy for it and the waist would fold although it was still comfortable (I have since found a foam that holds up better). I found it in the bottom of my cupboard and decided to try it out with my 10 month old. It was super comfy! - and it still comes with sleepy dust!
A photo with my then two year old when I first made the sling.
This the first buckle I ever made, also with a structured waist. The waist is a one piece waist. I am working on a three piece structured waist which will pack up smaller. I like to be able to offer lots of options to customize your carrier. The structured waist is the same shape as the padded waist I offer now. I tried 3 different waists on this carrier before I decided which shape I liked. I tried deeply curved, slightly curved, and straight (with a slightly curved bottom edge). I liked the straight waist best and that is the waist shape I offer on my current half buckles.
Here is the padded waist which is standard on my current half buckles. It is very comfy too. And can you tell purple is my favourite colour?
I love to sew. I have five curious and active kids who keep me busy!