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post #1 of 16
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Here's the baby blanket fitted , version 2, with snaps. This diaper has a franken soaker that was sewn to the wrong side of the inside body piece, and I gave up (this was the 2nd big mistake with the soaker) and decided to leave it as is. The edges are soft. The soaker is mostly made of 2 layers of baby blanket flannel, although it's one layer on the back corners (I was using scraps). The front has 4 layers for the wet zone.

And here's the cover I made from the VB fitted pattern, with some minor adjustments. THIS will work well with prefolds, I think. He's currently wearing the baby blanket fitted under it.

Oh, and the VB fitted worked beautifully overnight!!!! I could have just used it alone as a nighttime diaper. The front half was soaked, as was the preemie prefold, but the back half (even the soaker!) was completely dry. Woohoo! And this is SO much trimmer and easier to put on than a regular sized prefold doubled with a preemie prefold. I've actually been doing that combo even when we're out somewhere (surprisingly, it pretty much fits under jeans - I use the bikini twist fold), but if he's being uncooperative, I get nervous that someone is going to see and ask why I'm going through so much trouble, KWIM? I like to use easy-to-use stuff when out and about to show off cloth and how it's not just pins and plastic pants anymore (unless you WANT to use pins and plastic pants, of course ).
post #2 of 16
Great job! Those really look well made. I wish I could sew diapers better...
post #3 of 16
Those look great and they seem really trim!
post #4 of 16
That looks like a great fitting diaper!

Just a tip I learned about covers... if you put the outside snaps ON the foe, you won't get "wings". HTH!
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by michellerene
Just a tip I learned about covers... if you put the outside snaps ON the foe, you won't get "wings". HTH!
Yeah, I realized that when I put it on him. Doh! And it probably would have made the snaps sturdier anyway, since they'd be going through FOE and PUL instead of just one layer of PUL. Live and learn. I like how the cover turned out though. It's definitely wide enough in the butt to handle a prefold! And that's what I've been needing.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by StrawHatBrat
Those look great and they seem really trim!
Thanks! Yes, they are very trim. Probably wouldn't be great for a heavy wetter, but DS is just a light-moderate wetter. I think I still want to widen the butt just a tad more, but overall, I like the fit on him. In this version, I made the tabs shorter (saves on fabric, for one thing!), since my previous version had it on the tightest snaps on him, and I have a friend who wants me to make some hemp fitteds for her... Her DS has a slightly smaller waist than my DS's.
post #7 of 16
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Just a tip I learned about covers... if you put the outside snaps ON the foe, you won't get "wings". HTH!
That was going to be my only substantive comment. So I'll just stick with "That looks great!" Which it does. Good work. I really need to start taking more pics of my stuff, too. Vera is so good about keeping us all up to date. I'm always checking in here to see if she's posted more.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by boscopup
Live and learn.
Yeah, ain't that the truth!!! That's the story of my whole sewing adventure!
post #9 of 16
those look great!

nice work!
post #10 of 16
Is "baby blanket fitted" a pattern or a term to describe the materials it was made out of?

And - it looks nice (and trim)!
post #11 of 16
Those look way cool!! and isn't it nice when you can use a blanket that is just sitting around not being loved any more. Now it is given full attention and very useful.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by our3boys
Is "baby blanket fitted" a pattern or a term to describe the materials it was made out of?

And - it looks nice (and trim)!
Ditto! What she said.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by our3boys
Is "baby blanket fitted" a pattern or a term to describe the materials it was made out of?
I'm describing what I made it out of. My MIL gave me all the baby blankets from when DH was a baby (he was an only child), so I have several 33 year old hospital baby blankets. I can get two body pieces, then a franken soaker with the leftover scraps, all from one blanket.

The pattern was drafted by me. That particular diaper is revision 4. Revision 3 is the same, but it had slightly longer tabs. DS is wearing it now, and I'm glad I put the crossover snap on there!!! He needs it. That's why I shortened the tabs in Rev 4.
post #14 of 16
That looks great! And I love how trim it is through the stride, but still full cut through the bum. I'm working and working on perfecting that and I keep ending up w/ thongs! Any tips on the best way to get it fuller through the bum?!
post #15 of 16
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and I keep ending up w/ thongs!
post #16 of 16
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Thongs.... Hehehe.

I just widen the curve behind the crotch line (although I'm thinking my crotch line is supposed to be maybe an inch toward the front from what it is now - that may be rev 5).

My first version of this diaper is here . And while it works great for pee, I would not want to catch a teething poopy in that thing. The butt is the same width as the front portion.
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