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#1 of 16 Old 03-12-2006, 12:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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LOL! So after much consideration, I ordered the Darling Diaper pattern today - and can I say, I love the nearly-instant gratification of having the pattern sent to your email?

Anyway, printed that bad boy out and started cutting. I don't know how long it took me to actually make the diaper, what between my 5 yr old dd wanting to help and babbling in my ear, the thread that kept snapping (I've decided I must have gotten a bad spool), the needle that bent right after I said "Gee, maybe I should change that needle soon" and my 2 1/2 yr old who decided to spew up her orange juice a couple times. Yeah. Gross.

But I got it done. There are a couple wonky places b/c of the fabric getting caught up and breaking and I had to restart, but you can't tell from the outside b/c the thread blends in so well! And I serged the insert too quickly, so that thread's a little bunchy, but again, no one will see it, lol!

Dd had been asleep on the floor (on towels, just in case, lol) and woke up right after I finished it, so I got to try it on her and it fits just loverly! And it seems trim enough for my taste too.

Most of all, dh was mighty impressed. He thinks it looks just about as good as the professionals.

Mind you, I never sewed before I started sewing diapers. And this is the first I've done like this (I've been trying to serge them before now.)

The outer is a print pul that I bought last summer and have been afraid to use until now, then a layer of flannel inside, and the sewn in soaker is made of three layers of microterry with a layer of flannel on top. I also used extra bits of the pul to cover the velcro tabs.

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Inside

I can't wait to make more of these! And then show them off and tell people "I MADE THIS!"
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VERY nicely done!! What a CUTE print, too!

I'm eagerly awaiting my first order of PUL to arrive, so I can try out my DD pattern!
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Thanks! The print's actually more of a navy blue background in real life. What's sad is that I bought it so long ago, I can't remember where I got it from - lol!
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Is that printed pul? It's super cute! great job mama!
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Is that printed pul? It's super cute! great job mama!
Yes it is - and I've got more coming in the mail (shhhhhhh...don't tell dh )

And thanks! I'm thrilled that I have made a diaper that's nearly as comprobable to some of the ones I've seen on here.
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ooh, i that!!

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Great job! Is that the AIO pattern? I have the pocket fitted pattern and love it (although I think I've used it for everything BUT a pocket fitted ) I've been thinking about getting the AIO pattern for a little while now.
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Very nice! I think I want to try that. How much is the pattern? I've got PUL coming next week.
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Yes, it's the Darling Diapers AIO pattern - it's $9.75 and she emails it to you, and then you can print it out. I love that b/c A) near-instant gratification and B) if you ruin one of the pieces of the pattern, you can print out a new piece. Dh started to freak b/c he accidentally put his drink on one piece of the pattern and got the pattern wet.

The sad thing is, when I woke up this morning and heard dd calling for me over the monitor, I thought "OH! I can put her new diaper on now!" LOL!
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Very cute!

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Looks great! I think I may try that pattern next.
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Looks awesome! I am thinking about that pattern as well... But I just bought all the VB patterns so I need to get some use out of those first!
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Gorgeous! This is not making my decision between this and the VB pattern any easier....
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That is luvverly,well done you!
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Very nice! Boy, i can't wait until my roadrunner is hooked up so these pictures download faster.
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I ordered the pattern too, now if it will only come! I'm totally stalking my in box...

Very cute! Love the print PUL!

Mom to Liz (14) and Dillon (3) and Mitchell FINALLY born 7/11/10!
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