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#1 of 16 Old 03-31-2007, 04:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm involved in a swap on a another forum and I don't want my recipient to feel badly, but if I don't share this story I might bust Laugh with me!

I started off at the begining of the month with a fabulous idea. Really, really great. It would have been awesome. But this project has been a nightmare! Nearly everything that can go wrong with a diaper has gone wrong with this one. Three times I had to pull out the pins, fix layers and repin because I had put them all together incorrectly. It's not like this is the first diaper I've made either ~ I've made about two dozen and have never had this much trouble with one! I had to tear stitches out and start again twice. My elastic went funky. When I sewed the applique to the tee shirt my machine ate the shirt and tore a hole in it ~ somehow it got sucked down into the feed dogs and stuck there. I've been having serious machine issues, mostly with dropped stitches and wonky stitches. I broke two needles. One of them somehow flew up and cut my lip when it broke. I mangled a pin when the needle hit it. I cut myself three times with the rotary cutter. And that just scrapes the surface of the issues I've had with this project!

I've finally finished the diaper and it is seriously sad looking. The stitches are wonky all over, the pocket isn't nearly big enough, the insert isn't long enough... it's a seriously ugly diaper with a cute print I worked so hard on this dang thing that I'm sending it along with the matching wipes {which are too small and somehow went from rectangles to funky shapes} and a good diaper set. I'm not even 100% sure that I'm going to be able to get the snaps on this thing. It's that bad. I put in hours and hours of work and it's such a mess. Luckily I have a good sense of humor and find it hillarious.
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Bless you for sharing this! I have times like this too and for the life of me can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Other days I just breeze through everything.
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You poor thing...its a good thing you can see the humor in it

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Sounds like we have the same sense of humour! I'm sorry everything is going wrong though!

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Too funny, isn't it the worst that the longer you take the worse it gets! Hope the recipient has a sense of humor!
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I'm going to have to skip the snaps. I can't get them on properly and can't justify the waste of snaps on something that doesn't work.

I should take pictures. It's bad enough to want to memorialise
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Yes, please share pictures. It may not be as bad as you think!
I know you are glad to be finished though.
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The pictures hide all of the major flaws ~ the pinchy area, the funky stitching, the huge area where the machine skipped stitches and I had to go back over it. The cotton velour inside rolls out at the legs, so any clothing worn would be soaked from the velour touching it. It looks pretty where it rolls out, the berry on black, but it is definitely not functional. If it were a fitted and worn with a cover it would be fine, but it's supposed to be a pocket! There is a layer of PUL in there

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...6/100_6769.jpg

And the matching wipes and insert:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...6/100_6771.jpg
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Love the fabric!
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That's from a fat quarter I bought at JoAnn's. It was exactly the right size for the medium diaper, two wipes {though the wipes are very small} and an insert.
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You can't post those pics without posting the pics of the fabulous ladybug set you ended up making!
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You can't post those pics without posting the pics of the fabulous ladybug set you ended up making!
The ladybug set did turn out well.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...6/100_6762.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...6/100_6757.jpg

MUCH better than the other set!
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The ladybug stuff is so cute!
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Are you making anymore of the ladybug? I think I'd like one....

Cant believe its taken this long to realize what I've been missing by using disposables......... AAUUGGHH!
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Thats adorable, is the ladybug just a patch that you bought or from an embroidery machine. I love that.
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The ladybug is just an applique patch. I hand sewed it on to the PUL.
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