DD is 4 months old and we've been ECing since she was 2 weeks. Mainly bare bottom, which works so well in the summer! When we go out I had her in a pocket diaper with a pre fold tucked in. Sometimes at home I use a pre fold with a belt, but she is mainly naked from the waist down. Oh, I am so thankful that DD was born in the spring because the warm weather and being able to pee her outside and all that has made everything so much easier!
However, I'm looking ahead now to the chillier weather and planning how we will deal with it. I know about leg warmers with a pre fold with or without a cover over it and we've done that. I tried making my own spilt crotch pants but that was when she was much smaller (she is only 11lbs now!) and I had to downsize the pattern I found and not sure I did a good job of it. I'll probably try them again, since everybody says it works for them. I may still have to make them smaller though.... I've never really understood how to do that well.
But have any of you converted regular pants into split crotch? If so, did you literally just rip the seam at the crotch, or did you cut and create a bigger opening? Any suggestions for how to do this? I didn't know we were going to EC until DD was born, and we had received lots of clothing already. (I turned a lot of onesies into t-shirts or dresses...) So I have a few pants that I'd like to try this. Would love your advice on this, or just general winter EC! Thanks!