making diapers for little lucy. i've moved on from making fleece covers to making the actual diapers themselves. it's hard work, since i'm mostly self-taught when it comes to sewing. but i'm learning a lot! the diapers themselves are totally functional, though each a little wonky in some way or another--uneven elastic, crooked soaker, imperfectly placed velcro. but they're cute from about 18 inches away. and i'm getting better and better as i go along. the last one i made (shown in the final photo below) turned out really, really well!
directly above is my absolute favorite--both the picture & the diaper that's in it. the diaper is made from organic bamboo velour and bamboo fleece, both of which are incredibly soft & absorbent fabrics. the outer is flannel, topped by upcycled piggie embroidery that i cut out from a vintage baby blanket i picked up at the alemeda antique fair. the picture itself... well, lucy's not got the rolling thing perfected yet. sometimes she gets a lil' stuck! or maybe she was just showing off her fancy diaper???
lucy & maizy (well, her nose anyway). total cuteness...
all of these diapers are "fitteds," meaning that they require a cover to be waterproof. but they're really absorbent... if we're just hanging around home i let her go without a cover, and make sure to change her when the diaper starts to feel damp. the upside of this is that fitteds are made of all natural, breathable materials. good for the little tush.
that being said, i did order some PUL (polyurethane laminate) to try my hand at making a waterproof diaper. we'll see how that turns out. wish me luck, i'm sure i'll need it. along with a good seam ripper or two.