We use Kisslauvs and they're bulky in back but ride low in front so most soakers came up to his pits in front but didn't even cover the diaper in back...or so it seemed. This soaker happens to be a hybrid of the LTK soaker, LTK longies, Holy Sheep! soaker and Holy Sheep! longies. In other words, none of the pattern makers listed above would claim this soaker as one of theirs, but I am gratefully indebted to them for their ideas.
Oh, and the color is varigated purple using local wool yarn sold at my local yarn shop. There was a guy running the shop the day I bought the yarn, and I asked him if this purple was okay for a boy and he said yes. My dh, however, says a guy running a yarn shop does not have a qualified opinion about purple on a boy. He has said that perhaps their okay if we say Ben is a Vikings or Ravens fan. It's a very earthy purple and I just love it.
Fantastic job mama! My dh gets teased by me all the time because he used to wear purple as a kid. I really dont care, just think hes cute with it. My father wears purple ALL the time, favorite color, and hes a HUGE Vikings Fan. Definetly think purple is ok, and I love those shorts!