Meet the Team Behind Our Business

    It’s been a long time since I’ve shared our story, so allow me to introduce the faces behind the business that bears my name, Elaine Searer Sewing & Alterations. In the photo above you can see me, Elaine Searer, and my husband, Jack...

Ponchos for Older Kids

I’ve been asked many times over the past few years to create a poncho for older kids — kids who have outgrown the sizing of our car seat ponchos. After all, kids who are tall for their age, kids over the age of six, pre-teens, and even teens can appreciate...

Toddler Dress from Man’s Shirt

This colorful checked shirt will make a memory keepsake for a special little girl. A Friend’s Request A few weeks ago, one of my local Facebook friends contacted me about taking on a different kind of sewing project for her. She wanted me to sew a toddler dress...

Fleece Car Seat Ponchos Are Getting Bigger!

We’ve probably all had the misfortune of ordering a clothing item online only to find that when it arrives, it’s smaller than we expected it to be. This situation is especially frustrating when ordering for a child because children grow so quickly. An item...

Car Seat Ponchos Without Hoods

Help! My Kid Hates Hoods! Last year, during the 2018 poncho selling season, I had a few customers contact me asking if I could make car seat ponchos without hoods. It seems that some kids don’t like hoods. Who knew? Several moms who asked for ponchos without...

A Swimsuit for a Special Doll

On the 4th of July, I decided to take a break from sewing fleece car seat ponchos and do a little sewing for fun.  I already had a project in mind.  I wanted to make a swimsuit and beach bag for my granddaughter’s 18″ My Life doll.  Aaliyah is six years...