Wednesday, December 19, 2007
These are two NB fitted diapers I made using the mamabird pattern. They have internal soakers. The green one is made with an old fleece shirt of mine and is SO soft. I made a diaper with Joel and fleece pants previously with that. The purple/blue diaper I just love. All cotton outer, but is so pretty. I used piping around the velcro for a more finished look.
This white diaper is using the free Darling Diaper Newborn pattern. I used an old white t-shirt. It has an internal soaker of two layers and a 4 layer snap in soaker. For 8 total layers. This is SO stretchy. It doesn't actually fit Joel very well... seeing how he's 11 months old, not a newborn. But it was so stretchy that the snaps worked on the tightest setting, top row and his small tushie fit in the back. I can't wait to have more babies to make more of these.
These are all my fattycakes that I've been working on. The first one I turned and topstitched and put the elastic in the seam allowance. The others I used hidden elastic, then serged. That is the way I prefer. These are all pockets. (notice the last one has his night time stuffing sticking out? we fixed that before bed...) These are all fitteds and need a cover. But I have some cute PUL to make some waterproof ones. I have enjoyed making these. The snaps are fun and the pocket opening has so much room for stuffing. They make really nice night diapers. I just need to get some matching suedecloth or microfleece so it keeps Joel drier at night. Just using the fleece liners keeps him dry in the front only, not the sides.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
The picture is a little dark, but I do really like this diaper cover. I wish I could topstitch better. The opening where I turn it inside out never looks right. grr. This diaper uses leg elastic sewn on the outside diaper layer, so it turns inward. Supposedly this is for "poop containment." We'll see. Then the back elastic I put on the inside diaper layer so it rolls away from baby. I used granny tabs for the tabs. I didn't use the piping, didn't have any, but oh it would look nice if I had, and red thread instead of black. (can you tell I'm a little bit of a perfectionist...) There is hook on one side, and loop on the other to give it a smaller fit. This fleece is SO stretchy. I am putting Joel in a Rita's Rump Pocket with this cover when he wakes from his nap so I can see how well this fits him. If it's nice with room to grow (it's supposedly one size) I will be making more of these. I have a white fleece sweater and several wool sweaters that would be nice for this wrap.
I love my Katrina's pattern I've been making, but this one will be easier to get on and off a squirmy 9 month old. :D
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Feeling the love to share my sewing abilities. Here's a newborn diaper I made for a friend of mine who recently decided to cloth diaper her 4th baby, who will be here soon. I tried SO hard not to mess up, but I still did. But it turned out beautiful anyway. This material is thanks to Wallypop utilizing freecycle. I have one more of this type of material. Different pattern. Can't wait to use it. I wish all the diapers I made for Joel were this rich in color.
This diaper is a modified mamabird pattern. I did the elastic all on the seam allowance, even the back elastic. Then, for the soaker, I have a hidden 3rd layer that is where the soaker is attached to. I find I just don't like all the thread visible on the inside. So I used an old terry baby robe, and sewed on that. I topstitched the whole diaper except the leg elastic, to allow it a softer rollout. The leg elastic was sewn only on the inner suedecloth, before sewing the diaper together. The back elastic sewn on the whole seam allowance.
Making the newborn diapers tempts me for another little one. But, I still have my little one and he still wakes several times a night. So, we're still living that one up to God. :)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Here it is. It is even more pretty in real life. It fits Joel wonderfully. It actually fits him on the smallest size so definately room to grow with this one. This is made with flannel outside and suedecloth inside.
My husband has yet another style of diaper to figure out how to use...the side velcro. hee hee.
I'm glad I figured out to put the elastic on the seam allowance. no wonder all my diapers prior turned out wonky. :D
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I'm working on a fitted right now from weeweeka (is that right? looks funny). we'll see. it's side closing, not sure if i have enough snaps i want to brave it on, or just stick to touchtape, which isn't preferred for side snapping.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
So most of these are store boughten, but this weekend we went camping. It was a pack in, pack out place, so we decided to bring our cloth. Yes, we packed them all in an army duffle bag, threw them inside the kayak, then kayaked across the river with them all. Then hikes another 100 feet with all of our stuff.
But the view from our campsite was gorgeous.
And there's our tent way at the bottom of the hill.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker Pattern
I used a medium for Joel right now, who is almost 9 months old. I found the rise was just perfect, maybe a tad short though for motherease diapers. But I have found those things being a one size diaper have a really high rise in the back. I have struggled to get any cover over the backs of those except for ones with elastic and the airflow covers.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
And in action...
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Here's these 3.
Now I'm working on some longies using Yarny Bits pattern. (http://community.livejournal.com/yarny_bits/89662.html) I don't like how the short rows leave holes. Next time I'm going to find a better way to do them. I've read online how you can "hide" them. But I don't want to switch my pattern now that I've gotten started on it.
I've also been working on diapers. Found a new pattern. Rita's Rump Pocket. (http://www.jordanpaperarts.com/tana/diapers/RRP/Ritas-Rump-Pocket-Pattern.htm) I enjoy making these. My favorite is the one with the leaves. Inside was an old fleece sweater of mine. It's SO soft. I think I'm going to add touchtape to these though. I have a squirmy baby these days and even one pin through a lot of fabric just doesn't work these days.
And lastly for now... my fun diaper. I just HAD to make a diaper from this material. I only had enough for a newborn diaper. So I did that, even though I don't know when I'll be able to use it now. I used the mamabird fitted pattern, but I turned this into a waterproof pocket. It had PUL hidden layer and blue flannel on the inside. I don't care for the way the touchtape sewn on, but otherwise, I love this diaper! I learned to sew the elastic on the seam allowance instead of the diaper. Then if you don't encase it, it rolls nicely outwards. And here I thought I didn't have time for sewing anymore... :)
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
My first knitted soaker. I used the Ottobre soaker pattern. Lionbrand Fisherman's wool and size 8 needles. I thought it was going to be WAY too small for my 16 LB little man, but it even fits his chunky thighs. :)
I'm definately making more of these! I may even learn about Kool-aid dyeing.