Oscha Liberty Lucy
50% Combed Cotton 50% Cotton
This is actually a wrap that my friend suggested to me. I was looking for an all-cotton Oscha, preferably with combed cotton. The Oscha shop has a lot of different designs and colorways in stock so I was having a hard time trying to decide. I wasn’t sure about the design at first. I love the Nouveau design and you can see from the style that this one is made by the same designer, but I think I still prefer Nouveau (sorry! ;)!
The wrap arrived in the practical Oscha tote and I was excited to see the color in real life. On every picture it looks different. Is it blue? lavender? purple? Oscha described it as a wrap with a blue warp with purple undertones and a light blue combed cotton weft. I’m still not sure how to describe the color. It depends on the light. Out in the sun it can look very lavender, but in the shade it is blue with just a soft purple undertone. One thing I’m sure about: the color is stunning! This is the perfect color for my toddler and I think it works very well for me too.
The ‘wrong’ side is very different but just as pretty as the right side and this wrap looks very good in carries that show both sides!
Combed cotton can get very soft but this wrap wasn’t soft from the beginning. After a wash and iron it already felt way softer. Even though it wasn’t buttery soft, it was still a pleasure to wrap with. The pattern seems to provide grip, but it’s no problem to make high back passes. Liberty Lucy is for everyone: experienced babywearers, beginners, parents who want to carry their newborn baby or a heavy toddler. This wrap is moldable and supportive, the perfect combination!
I’ve got a size 7, perfect for all the fancy double hammock finishes, or a rucksack tied tibetan with HUGE tails. This wrap doesn’t have much stretch and bounce, which is perfect if you’re carrying a heavier child but you might prefer some bounce with a newborn. This blend is easy to care for and it’s not prone to pulls at all. It might be a shame to suggest that this is the perfect blend for all the ‘dirty’ work around the house, but I love my all cottons for this reason. If you’re gardening, eating dinner or doing anything else that might stain your wrap, you will be very happy that you’re wearing an all cotton wrap instead of something with wool (which is harder to clean).
I’ve used this wrap for a couple of tutorials. I hope they are a great way to show how easy it is to wrap with Liberty Lucy. You don’t need to wrap very carefully. With my youngest daughter I even loved this wrap in a single layer carry. It’s supportive enough, it didn’t hurt my shoulders and looks great. If you wear Liberty Lucy a lot it will be noticeably softer after a short period. Some mamas use other tricks. I left my all-cotton wraps in my car for at least a week when it was very hot in the summer. Worked out great for me ;)! Steam ironing cotton wraps, from time to time will also help, but normal wearing should be enough for this wrap.
I think this design looks very elegant. There are other colorways and blends around, still, this is my personal favorite. A perfect jeans-wrap, which is also elegant enough to combine with a beautiful dress. This wrap will do great in every size. A nice shorty to use with your toddler, a size 4 for rucksack with your heavier baby, a size 6 for your newborn or a size 7 like mine for all the fancy finishes.