Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dolce Diapers

Little Sister wasn't a very happy model for the diaper.

Actions shots of the back

front while standing no gapping in front.

the front fit of the diaper

Big Brother had to show off his fleece pants that match the diaper. He wore these to bed over the diaper. It looks a little fluffier than what he normally wears but he likes it.

He looks happy about the diaper

no gapping in the crotch

Showing off how great the fit in the butt is.

I'm testing a new diaper for my kids. It is called the Dolce diaper. The Mama is a WAHM and is trying to get her business started. The Grand Opening is on March 15th! When I first got the diaper Big Brother grabbed it and just held on to it like he does with his blankie. He didn't want to let go. I don' t blame him it was so soft and squishy and the stretch is great. I made sure to get the snapless Dolce diaper so that I could fit it on both kids. I tried the diaper on both kids - Big Brother wore his overnight and had a small leak but that was probably because of me not prepping it enough first (I only washed it once before putting it on him). Little Sister got to wear it twice - the first time we had a snappi problem and the whole diaper came off. The 2nd time she wore the diaper it stayed on longer and I was able to get pictures. We had some errands to run so she was in the diaper with a Thirsties Duo Wrap and then had some overalls on top of that for about 3 hours. She was struggling to get up off of the floor (you know stand up) and I think the overalls were a little too snug on her. I folded the rise down for her so that she didn't have it over her belly button.

I like the fit on both kids and I love the print and so does Big Brother - "girlie" colors doesn't bother him at all.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trying out new patterns

I've been trying out new patterns because I like variety. I love the One*der Snap pattern and I use this pattern all the time. However, I tried a pocket with PUL for the first time using the One*der pattern. I like how it looks but the material is woven cotton so it wicks just a little in the legs. I'm still going to use the diaper though I need more "girly" diapers because I found out I'm having another Baby Girl.

The yellow one is the Oneder snap and the purple is the Tighty Whitey Hipster.
Little Sister got to try out the Tighty Whitey Hipster in a size Med. It fits her great (no action shots of her in that diaper though) and I made it out of cotton knit outer with a hidden layer of knit and 4 layers of birdseye sown in soaker with crushed panne inner. It is soft and trim but I add one of my trifolded microfiber and flannel soakers as a lay in soaker and it seems to work better that way.

I also tried the Quick Snap Flap Wrap pattern last night. It has a knit outer and crushed panne inner but I added a microfiber/flannel soaker to the inside. I made a large and it was very large. The pattern doesn't call for elastic but there is a tutorial on Diaper Sewing Divas board that shows how to put elastic in. I think I'll try the pattern again at least one more time and see if it fits better. Maybe I need to make a smaller size for Big Brother. There was some serious gapping in the leg on him.

I also made a Minky diaper cover with an extra layer of fleece inside just in case of leaks. I made a large sized Baa Baa Baby Cover and it fits Big Brother. I have more material in Pink Camo for Little Sister's cover and I want to get some more Pink Camo for Baby Sister when she comes. I love finding deals - I got the Minky (ok the store calls it Cuddle Fabric) and the large I mad from a Fat Quarter and the others are just the right size for the Fat Sixth material so I can get cute Minky for 1 cover with some left over at my local craft store.