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If you want this, just email me [email protected] and ask. It's a little rough, but shoudl still work.

Some things to know..

It's a serged diaper - I haven't tried a turned one from the pattern

It is a snap diaper.. not sure it would work with aplix

It has "blind" elastic. 1/4 inch knit elastic

The soaker is quick dry. If you make it sewn in, you'll have to make the snaps hidden or you'll be trying to put them through the soaker. I like to make them so the soaker is serged then sewn to the inside layer of the diaper using a three step zz down the center stopping 1 -1.5 inches before I get to the front of the soaker so I can still lift it to apply snaps. This way, it's quicker dry, but still one piece.

You have to have adobe or something to open a pdf file and a printer.

It doesn't come with instructions beyond what I've given here.. pattern pieces only.

Drop me a line if you want it!

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for those that I sent it to.. you have to print one of the front and two of the back pieces and cut and tape together. One piece of the back you will have to tape on with the printed side ot the back unless you can print "mirror image" of it.
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I got it and printed it out! I can't wait until I can try making some! It looks great!
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Thank you so much for offering this Amber! I can't wait to try it
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Yeah, I got my pattern! I'm so excited to try it out...it looks great!
Thank you so much Amber, you're awesome!
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Okay, I have 2 more half finished, but thought I'd post pics of these. Forgive the ugly sewing, I was frustrated (not with the diapers, with my day) and didn't do a great job. These are so cute. snapped down higher setting

ETA: I used lastin so it looks really small. Probably wouldn't bunch up quite as much with knit elastic, but I dont' know for sure.
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Oh that is lovely! I actually prefer to use 1/4 inch lastin (the 3/8 inch just seems too strong unless I'm using more layers in the body) because I think it gives such an adjustable fit but it does make it look more scrunched up when it's not on. Thank you so much for posting those pictures

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Oh Davina! Those are adorable! Now I REALLY can't wait to make some!
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Hooray! Thanks SO much Amber!!!
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Those diapers are too stinking cute! I can't wait to try it out. I really suck at serging and tend to do most of my dipes T&T, but I'll have to practice so I can use this pattern!
Davina...I think the diapers look great! If that's diapers made on a bad day I'd love to see diapers made on a good day! :LOL I'm totally inspired!
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Davina, that looks really cute - so there are two rows of snaps or am I just looking at that wrong?
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Yes, 2 rows of snaps. Similar to Kind Hearted Women or Kissaluvs newborn sizes. Looks like it should fit for a while.
Thanks for the compliments, mamas.
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Amber,

Silly question, but is the pattern supposed to print out the right size? My pattern printed with the "A" line about 4 1/2 inches long. It seems SO TINY!
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shoot.. I forgot to put some printing size test squares. The A line should be more like 8 inches. The B line on that same pieces is 2.5 inches. On the other piece,the B line is right at 5 inches.

Sorry about that. I should add those boxes and then re-send it to you. We're on our way out of the house right now, but I'll do it later if you'd like.


In the meantime, here is what I learned.

Make sure you have the newest free version of adobe. I found that older version won't print it right even when you tell it to so take a minute to go download it. Make sure that all of the boxes like "fit to page" and such are not marked in your print options that should pop up when you hit print.

It's little, but it THAT little Overall, the length from back to front is bout 14 inches. Ther rise of the diaper after elastic and serging is about 12-13 inches.

I'm so glad you asked in case someone else is having the same issues!

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Thanks! No rush to resend, I won't have time to sew until after the holiday.
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Here are pics of the ones I have made so far. You'll have to excuse the fabric pen...I was just so excited to take some pictures! :LOL

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/smeee7...=/b898&.src=ph
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ah those are adorable! Have you compared them to any other nb diaper? I think they run comparable to a kissaluvs but I was thinking about making some a little tiny bit smaller. Now that you have some made, what do you think?

Great job! I gotta go look again

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They look to me like they would fit comparable to the Mutts I have. I don't have any Kissaluvs, so I'm not sure about that, but I think they are so cool!
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Amber, if you make them smaller would you make them like 1/4 smaller all the way around or just the rise? I've seen newborn Mutts on newborns and they always look big to me.
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This will be my first nb to CD, so I don't have much to reference other than what brands other people advise...hard to say really. I think they look perfect and very similar size-wise to several different brands I have. The ones that I have that are smaller...well, lets just say I can't remember DS's bum EVER being that small :LOL
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Jenn,

So far I've made a handful of these, and really, they look like a kissaluvs in size (easy for me to compare since that's what I've been buying and I don't have much else to compare to) but, I remember kissaluvs being HUGE on my 5lb baby. That stage goes by in such a blur and before you know it, the kissaluv 0s fit like a dream, but I would like to have a few smaller ones to take to the hospital etc.. nothing like a well-fitting diaper to really show off cloth.
The one thing to remember is that this pattern is written for stretchy materials like sherpa and if you use anything like a woven or flannel etc.. it will fit MUCH smaller. The stretch of the sherpa gives me about 2 (maybe more) extra inches in the waist alone. Without that streth, I think the overall fit would be funky... like a high rise with a TINY waist.. so if you use something without stretch, add some length to the wings.

Anyway.. but yeah.. I took off about 1/4 (maybe a tiny bit more if my cutting wasn't exact AND, on top of that, when I serg, I serg off close to 1/4 inch so for most people who serge more carefully than I do, I'd say you could trim the pattern by 3/8 of an inch all the way around) I did take some lenght off the wings, but I tried to keep them wide still if that meks sense. . I can't seem to serge them well if the curve is any tighter. And, I shortened the soaker down by 3/4 of an inch (again, I trim off quite a bit when I serge the soaker too, so my soaker ends up being about 2 to 2.25 inches wide when finished and 10 inches or so long).

The overall diaper is much trimmer through the back, but I don't think it'll leak.. seems like without the changes, it's very wide in the back (great for a 9-15lb baby but under that it looks kinda boobah-ish). I'm going to make at least two more like this so I'll have half a dozen itty bitty diapers to take to the hospital (an xs FB, 2 AIO's made from this pattern, and 3 fitteds) along with preemie prefolds.

Try it.. it's so cute! If I get the snaps on, I'll post comparison pictures. Oh.. what I didn't do was lower the rise through the crotch the way I normally do. The legs *seem* small enough to me so I didn't want to make them any smaller... but it's just personal preference. I guess you could lower the rise through the center and then narrow the diaper through the center the other way. I just sort of got schissors and wacked at it *LOL*..

Oh! one more thing.. I got some polybraid to play with. After a few attempts awhile back with it, I stopped buying it because I didn't like how strong it was in the AIO's I tried to make with it. I guess my own AIO pattern doesn't work well with polybraid. But, I tried it in this fitted, and it was great! Not too tight and not too loose. I tried it with PUL and microfleece to make an AIO from this pattern and it was too tight for my taste.. but for two layers of hemp or sherpa, I love it! The knit elastic I use for AIO's however, didn't do as nice a job in these fitteds. I'm very elastic picky though.

I know this post is getting long, but I'll blab a littl more. On the top row of snaps, I stopped putting in the center snap. I don't think it would be that useful. I'm finding for stretchy fabrics, the inner three snap settings will be plenty (past that, you'd have to have one SHORT ROUND baby to need that fourth placement). And For less stretchy fabrics (stretch twill, knits that aren't as stretchy, and PUL) the outer three snap placements seem to be the only ones that will be used. It helps save on snaps. I dread putting snaps on.. my least favorite part.

Okay, I've blabbed enough

I'd love to see more pictures! I'll post some later.

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Thank you again, Amber!
I can't wait until I'll make my first NB fitted!

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I'm really loving the trimmed down version. I didn't get any pictures comparing them laying out, but here are a couple of pictures on a baby doll. The wipe beside the doll is 8 inches square to give you an idea of the dolls size.

trimmed down version on the doll
kissaluv size 0 on the doll (unwashed)


I used two layers of sherpa in the body and two layers of hemp french terry and one layer of sherpa in the soaker. But the soaker is SO narrow that I probably should use an extra layer of hemp in there to make up the absorbency loss. Oh well.. I can always toss in a doubler.

I'm going to trim it by making it 1/2 inch shorter through the narrowest part of the stride and then 1/2 inch narrower down the center long way next instead of trimming 1/4 inch all the way around. If only I could play this much WITH a nb to try them on. *LOL*.. but we all know that there's very little to NO sewing time once a nb arrives.

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well shoot, it's hard to tell a difference from those pictures isn't it? I should have taken them from the back.. that's where the most difference is. oh well you'll just have to take my word for it *LOL*
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Amber - Could you send me a copy of the pattern, too? I e-mailed you about it a while ago, but I never heard back from you. That's what I think anyway, because I used my dh's e-mail and maybe he deleted it or something. I'm sorry.

Thanks for making this pattern available!
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Hey Amber, so size-wise....I figure our little one will be about 8-9 lbs. Do you think I should make them any smaller for us? I have preemie prefolds just in case nothing else fits at first. And I would really like to have these fit as long as possible, what do you think?

And if ANYONE gets to try them on an actual newborn, please post some pictures! I will when I do...in October. :LOL
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I just found this thread A friend of mine got this pattern sent to her so she passed it on to me.. I don't have a newborn to put it on but thought I would try it out since it looked cute and I like to try patterns other than my own!

Anyways, I made one out of orange sherpa. I changed it just a tad in that I didn't use the snap down front I altered it to dip in the front instead. I dont have the snaps on it yet as I am still deciding if I want to use the 2 rows or just go with a single row. I have never used a Kissaluvs 0 so I dont have much experience with the snap placement here.

I also altered the soaker shap to dip in the front and made it sewn internally instead of the quick dry.

I really like it and the pattern is near the same demensions as my own newborn pocket pattern so it should fit a baby of some size! :LOL

If I knew how to put pictures of it online I would.

Oh, as far as making the whole thing a little smaller, the best way to do this and keep the proportions correct is to reduce the size by the same amount evenly. If you cna get it into a file that you cna open in Adobe Photoshop or Paint shop pro, or something like that, then you can use that to quickly reduce the image by a percentage. The difference between most sized diapers is 10%. So for this I would do 5%. I think I will try it.
If you cant do it on your computer then you can take it to a copy machine and reduce it on the copy machine. It really works good and you dont mess up the shape like you do it you just trace or trim the same all the way around.

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I e-mailed you. This time I used my own e-mail, too. THANKS!

If I can get some made before I have this baby (in July, G-d willing), I will post pics!
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This is the same basic pattern (snaps are a little different and I use to make them sewn in soakers but overall shape is the same) that I used when I sold nb fitteds. The sizing runs about 6-15lbs as long as you use stretchy fabrics like sherpa. If you use something less stretchy, it will limit the size range of course. And if you use soemthing with no stretch, you're on your own as far as sizing *LOL* becuse I have no idea. But as long as you stick to sherpa, hemp fleece and the like and make sure all diaper layers stretch wing to wing, these really should fit a nice wide range. They'll seem a little poofy on a 6lb-7lb baby and will probably be low in the rise on a 14-15lb baby.. but in between that, you should be able to get a lovely fit. The first thing a baby will outgrow is probably the rise so I recommend always adding that top row of snaps because you'll want to use them once the baby is over 10lbs and you don't need the belly button snap down.

I think you are pretty safe making them from the basic pattern and not altering. If you wanted to alter a couple just to use in the very very beginning knowing it won't fit quite as long, it can be fun.

Ever checked out the gallery on the kissaluvs site? You get to see all kinds of newborns in their itty bitty diapers. You'll start to noticed that even though they do fit a newborn, they are a little wide between the legs and sort of poofy overall on them. They work, but it's not the absolut perfect fit. It only lasts two to three weeks in most cases (assuming they start gaining right away) so as long as they do fit, you can put up with a little bulky in the beginning knowing it will make them fit longer later. I think diapers from this pattern will sort of fit the same way.. not PERFECT at first, but a very nice compormise so that they'll fit longer later. I think it's fun to have some trimmed down ones (even for a 9-10lb newborn) in the very beginning just becaus a perfect fit can really just make a new mom giddy and they are more fun to show off. But, they won't fit as long I don't think. They *might*, but I'd say more like 5-13lbs is a closer estimate of the size range on the trimmed down diapers.

Sorry so long You'll be fine making them all from the regular pattern... but if you still have energy and want to, the trimmed down ones are fun too.

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