Thursday, August 31, 2006

Darling Diaper Fitted

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This diaper was from using the pocket fitted pattern. I used fleece for the outer layer, and alova suedecloth for the inner layer. Having black on the inside is a little different. I need to try this diaper out on a baby. It is shorter than the fuzzi bunz, but just as wide. Not sure if fitting is the same just not so bulky?? This pattern was pretty easy, but I didn't care for the way the did the back casing. I had to use a separate piece of suedecloth. I got a little confused while putting it together. I think I will adapt the wee weka casing idea of adding the casing before cutting. Seemed to cut out a lot of bulk and hassle. This pattern also doesn't use elastic on both sides of the back, like the fuzzi bunz. Not too impressed with that either. Thinking that I will keep the wee weka idea on that too, though it does use more elastic that way. Elastic isn't that expensive and I'd rather have a diaper I enjoy using. I'll try it out the next time. I may also try out side velcro next time as well. See which way I like better, and which way uses less velcro.

Soon I'm going to buy the better hook and loop tape and PUL fabrics. Just as soon as my husband gives me the go ahead. I'm going to go with all white I think. It's a little cheaper that way, and white goes well under near anything. We found out we are having a boy, but I'm going to try hard not to do too many "boy" diapers for when we someday have a girl. :D


Jill said...

Just read your diaper making saga (got the link from your siggy on mdc) Just thought I'd throw out some info as I just finished perfecting my patterns. Touchtape is much stonger than aplix, and usually cheaper. I like the darling diaper pattern too(use the AIO pattern to make fitteds and covers) but I found they run a bit small. Make sure you make a few in the next size up just in case! PUL is nice, but I didn't like it with the dd pattern (although mine was an AIO) because of how it rolls in. Just fit really funny and was a pain to put on. I hope you enjoy your diaper making! It quickly turns into an dd has way too many dipes, and i'm looking for expecting moms to sew for! :)

-jillybeans from mdc

Jacqueline said...

I was wondering how this diaper ended up working! I was searching for a pocket fitted w/ fleece outside and alova inside. Were these bulky to use w/a cover, or did you use wool pants/longies over them? I'm going to be using a pattern that I made for all of my fitteds but I've not tried a pocket before, so I'll be waiting to see how these particular materials work out!