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The only problem with sewing after dc is in bed...

post #1 of 14
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... is that I can't try the diaper on him until MORNING!

I just mostly finished a VB fitted, size medium. I say "mostly", because I have only done half the soaker (I'm doing 2 layers sewn together, then 2 more layers sewn together, then sewing the ends of those 2 sets together, for quicker drying). It has a hemp french terry outside body, sherpa inside body, then the soaker currently has 2 layers of hemp french terry with snaps attached, and I will be adding one more layer of hemp french terry and one layer of velour tomorrow. I don't have the velour cut out yet.

I used lastin for the elastics, and that all worked brilliantly. I sewed the two body pieces together with an overlock stitch on my regular sewing machine. I used lots and lots of pins, and it actually turned out quite nicely!

Upon looking closer at the pattern tonight, I realized that the medium's rise is only 1/4" less than the rise on my own drafted pattern. I had forgotten to take into account that my pattern has seam allowance. Duh. So this diaper *should* fit... at least in waist and rise. We'll see about legs. DS has 10" thighs to go along with his 20.5" waist. So it's hard to get diapers to fit properly. I did this particular diaper front-snap, but may need to go side-snap if the thighs don't work as is. We'll see... TOMORROW. Ugh. I want to put it on him NOW!

I'll post pics tomorrow when it's all done!!!
post #2 of 14
Yeah... I've actually tried new diapers on DS while he was napping! Nuts, I know! Your DS has a 20 1/2" waist?! That's a big boy!!!
post #3 of 14
But what's even worse is sewing up all kinds of diapers and having to wait *weeks* to try them out (aka, these darn dipes I've been sewing for the new babe)!!

But I totally know what you mean -- I get so anxious to try new dipes on Katherine when I make them in her size... and even if they're an AIO or pocket I'll usually put them on her and let her wear them before washing

I can't *wait* to see the pics of your (er, your son's) diaper!!!
post #4 of 14
I've spent the weekend making different styles of mama cloth - and I've tried every single one on right away! Such immediate gratification compared to diapers! :
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by michellerene
Your DS has a 20 1/2" waist?! That's a big boy!!!
That's the ONLY place on him that is big! Well, he is tall too (90% for actual age... he was 10.5 weeks early). He just has this huge milk belly, but his arms and thighs never gained much fat. I rejoiced when I finally saw *1* thigh roll!

It's funny... People used to tell me he was so tiny when I told them his age (since he was really supposed to be 2.5 months younger, and there was a huge difference at that point). In the last few months (which happens to be when he really caught up on the growth chart), everyone says he's such a big boy when I tell them his age. Finally!
post #6 of 14
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My boy has SHRUNK!!!! I think he now has an 18" waist (hard to measure while nursing). It was still 20.5" 2 months ago! He's learned to run the last few weeks though.

I just tried the diaper on him, and with only half the soaker in there, the size medium fit on the tightest snaps just perfectly!!! If he keeps shrinking, I might have to add the crossover snap.

After he finishes with mommy milk, I'll go sew up the rest of the soaker and get some pics. I'm glad I decided to go with medium!!!
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Kari_mom
I've spent the weekend making different styles of mama cloth - and I've tried every single one on right away! Such immediate gratification compared to diapers! :
Yeah, that's what I do with mama cloth too! Well, I've still only made one. I was going to make more, and I have the PUL ready with snaps applied, but AF didn't last as long as last time, so I won't need them until next month. That's why I skipped over to making this diaper.
post #8 of 14
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Ok, here's round one of pics. I'll post pics of them on the boy later (after he wets the diaper he's in).
post #9 of 14
Have you tried altering the pattern so the dipe fits under his belly instead of around it? Less chance of sagging with that design.
post #10 of 14
Quote:
My boy has SHRUNK!!!! I think he now has an 18" waist (hard to measure while nursing). It was still 20.5" 2 months ago! He's learned to run the last few weeks though.
My son's big belly visibly increases after meals - it looks so huge and distended! Maybe you should measure AFTER nursing!
post #11 of 14
I like the diaper - I hope it fits! I agree with Michelle though, you might consider lowering the rise in front to go under the belly. Keep it higher than a pointing-north penis though!

Joshua is so cute, I don't think I've looked at your website before.
post #12 of 14
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Keep it higher than a pointing-north penis though!
LMAO!!!
post #13 of 14
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Hopefully we won't have a north-pointing penis!

Here's pics of the diaper on baby, although he was not happy at this changing, so I had to get pics of him laying down.

Front
Front with belly button
Back

Btw, I did not put the second set of snaps on the tabs per the directions. So that would probably make it look better.

To adjust it to fit below his belly, would I just need to take the front down a bit (making the tabs shorter)? That's more how my own pattern is, actually. I need to get pics of him in his latest fitted from my pattern (rev 4) after they get washed today. I wouldn't mind the back being a tad higher though, so I might need to add some back in the middle? Not sure. I worry about adding in the middle because DS has super skinny thighs, and the diaper fits his thighs now, but might not if I added more in the middle. Hmmm....
post #14 of 14
Yes, you could just take off an inch or so from the front (not the tabs, but the front part of the diaper pattern). You could also just fold that part in, too, and add more snaps later, folding it up to make your diaper fit longer as your DS grows.
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