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Okay- I have been making dipes for over a year, but I learned something new yesterday and I made Rainey a dipe- Mostly we use prefolds, and I need some covers, however some very nice MDC mamas have been giving me some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> But, I was thinking I would sell my *namebrand* dipes to buy some covers and just make Rainey some fitted for the sitters- they are cheap for me to make.<br><br>
So here is the pic of the <a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/angbirth/album?.dir=/c84c" target="_blank">dipe</a><br><br>
And a photo of my new sly cat!
 

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That looks great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I wish I were able to sew! Looks like you're quite the seamstress!
 

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Beautiful job!
 

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I am SO impressed! I skipped home ec in favor of shop class... I think I was just boy crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> but, now I really wish I would have learned to sew!
 

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Wow! So cutes! Great job mamma!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I didnt take home ec either- lol.... When DD was 4 month old I decided I would learn to sew so I went and got myself a sewing machine for my birthday and then my parents got me a serger for x-mas last year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Great job! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I love the plaid and your Rainey is adorable.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
looks good, mama!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am SO impressed! I skipped home ec in favor of shop class... I think I was just boy crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> but, now I really wish I would have learned to sew!</div>
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Me too! My parents made me take shop since I already knew how to cook and sew and I was MORTIFIED. The only girl in the class - how humiliating.<br><br>
Rainey is SOOOOO cute and I love the dipe. Can't you make some covers???
 

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Rainey is a doll (and I LOVE her name!) and the dipe looks great on her. What kinds of fabrics did you use? Pattern? I have been making pocket dipes for my 14 month old, but i have now been officially put in charge of making my best friend's entire newborn/small stash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: and i'm thinking maybe a one piece fitted with contianed soaker like that would be nice for a new, possibly overwhelmed mom, yk?<br><br>
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Thanks ladies, It is always nice to hear that your work looks good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Makes a hormonal preggo mama feel much better about selling off all the other WAHMs stash I had to get money to buy things to make Rainey dipes that fit her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I found this site that has some great links <a href="http://users.ezwv.com/~gooding/diapertips.html#sewingsources" target="_blank">http://users.ezwv.com/~gooding/diape...#sewingsources</a><br><br>
And on this sight I saw a pattern that said try to sew the elastic in with the serge- I thought- "Why the heck have I not thought that??" So, I did it and it worked! It worked great- doesnt give you the frilly ruffles around the leg, but it went a billion times faster and looks great! I was pretty excited! I guess if you dont have a serger you could sew it in at the same time as you stich- I was pretty excited because I cut, sewed and elasticed all at once! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So tonight I got out the old navy fleece sweart shirt my sister give me for fabric, it got to fuzzy for- so I have had it for like a year, and tonight I made Rainey a cover, to see how easy it will be with wool- and it went super fast and it fits Rainey great- like little biker shorts- lol... It is not very thick so I dont know if it would be more than an around the house cover, but it was a good start and looks cute! I love when I make something for the first time and it looks good! Makes me feel like I really do know how to sew- even though I have no clue! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Rubidoux- I thank you for the complement on Rainey's name, she didnt have a name for 23 hours after she was born and we had not even talked about any name let alone Rainey- and I just love it too. Also, I am 28 weeks preggo so not only do I have to get this large stash together for Raineys growing body but I need to get my NB stach together for the new baby- does your friend like flats?<br><br>
Try making some of these <a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/angbirth/album?.dir=e843&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3A//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos" target="_blank">http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/angbir.../ph//my_photos</a><br><br>
It is so simple- all you do is get a flat and take some fabric and cut it down to the soaker size- you know all the layers in the center, and sew it on- It is to die for they are so cute.<br><br>
You can get NB prefold for $6.95/dz join this yahoo group- <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/babyjunebugs/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/babyjunebugs/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Those prefolds are very cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This is her first baby, so she doesn't know what she likes yet. I'll probably make sure she gets a variety. But she may very well end up some of those cute prefolds. I will check out those links, too.<br><br>
If milo had been a girl, his name would've been corrina victoria rain, with rain being the last name for her and any future children even though neither i nor daddy were blessed with such a cool last name. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> But fil said the idea of it hurt his feelings, so milo ended up with the monsterous hyphenation after all. <<sigh>><br><br>
J.
 
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