Thursday, July 10, 2008

Swimming in Trial and Error

I wanted to make Joel a swim diaper for when we go camping next week. I read someone suggest to use the Katrina's Free pattern and use FOE. So I made a medium. Then I couldn't get the thing over Joel's thighs. I guess it runs a little smaller using FOE and woven PUL. I'm wondering if it's even stretch for a newborn.

So, I decided to try a different pattern that says you can make with a swim diaper. The Wee weka side snap pattern. I made one using M/L and FOE. This swim diaper is HUGE on Joel. No way it'd be able to contain in the swimming pool. Maybe next year??

So, I decided I liked that pattern for a swim diaper, so I used the S/M sized of the Wee Weka pattern. By this time I was getting nervous I was wasting PUL. But it fits!

Little Comets XXS Fitted

This diaper turned out so cute. It is super tiny. This is a little comets XXS. Probably the size my newborn will only be able to wear when we go home from the hospital. I forgot to add a inner layer, so it has a lay in soaker. I got frustrated with my serger when making the soaker. It kept breaking the needles, so the last side is zigzagged from my sewing machine.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Darling Diaper Newborn T&T

I found some beautiful fabric sitting in my closet, and even though I am to be making swim diapers for Joel, I found the time to sew up this beauty. It's a darling diaper newborn. The fabric is a little stretchy. This is the first DD newborn that I've sewn turn and topstitch. I also made it a true fitted with all the soaker inside. As my husbands says, another "owl" diaper. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

My To Do List

Here's where I'm going to keep track of all the things I need to sew and have sewn. I'll add an take away as I see fit. :)

12 Darling Diaper Newborn Fitted Diapers (1 of 12 sewn)
3 Little Comets XXS Diaper (1 of 3 sewn)
3 Shar's Newborn Diaper
Try out the Goodness Gracious Diaper pattern, size small
3 Fleece Not so Flat Wrap small or medium
12 Large Diapers for Joel
4 Large Fleece Covers for Joel
Finish Baby Quilt
Crocheted Newborn hats
"Cozy Cocoon"

Monday, January 28, 2008

New Status: WAHM

When I started blogging my cloth diaper making, I had no idea where it would lead to. I knew others could read my blog, but never expected anything to come of it, except maybe a couple, "that's cute" occasionally. Boy was I suprised to find someone wanted me to sew for them. It has been something I've wanted to do, but never really knew how to get started in a flooded market. These are not actually real diapers. They are to cover disposables for a photographer. These are my first ones I've made for her. Amazing to think that my sewing capabilities could be hanging on people walls someday treasures.

The technical details....I made these using the free Katrina's Quick Sew Pattern. In order to sell, I'm going have to give one away... (I've yet to make it, but it's coming, I promise. This order just needed out for a photo shoot.) They are made from t shirts.