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So in case you are interested, I figured out how to resize the WW knickers pattern to make a fleece (or wool) pull-up cover for newborns. You can cut/sew this up in less than 30 minutes easily, and ANYONE can make one! Now you won't have to stalk for a Luxe cover AND raid your cookie jar (and your bank account; those Luxe's are pricey!). My cover probably costs around 50 cents.<br><br>
Here is the pattern (for those of you that don't know):<br><a href="http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/images/WeeWeka_Knickers.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/im...a_Knickers.pdf</a><br><br>
My adaption worked on a 6.5 pound 20 (or was it 21?) inch newborn, and still fits over his fitted and PFs at 7 weeks, 11.5 pounds, and 23 inches (as seen in photo) with some room to spare. They also fit on my niece who was 7.5 pounds at birth. I used cheap one-layer printed Walmart fleece and unless the diaper is completely soaked (like 4-5 hours overnight) it makes a perfect leakproof cover. You can also use old 100% poly fleece sweatshirts or wool/cashmere sweaters.<br><br>
1. Shrink the pattern to 80% of its size.<br>
2. Cut out the back and front pieces out of your fleece.<br>
3. Cut the waistband 15 inches long, 3.5 inches wide. This will be folded.<br>
4. Cut your 2 leg pieces 9 inches long, 3 inches wide. I wanted them to resemble little shorts, so after folding they are 1.5 inches.<br><br>
Sew it up as they suggest (faux serging) and don't worry about waist elastic, it is not necessary. Here are the pics:<br><br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/MomofLuke/IMG_3119.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...e/IMG_3119.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/MomofLuke/cover.jpg" target="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...Luke/cover.jpg</a>
 

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So cute! Thanks for the instructions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"> I might make some of these for DD...
 

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Thanks for the directions! Maybe I'll make yet another cover for my upcoming little guy. Who knows why he would need 9 covers, but I am enjoying sewing and trying new patterns. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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How cute is that!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i love it,good job!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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