Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Fattycakes and the End of the Wool Soaker Parade

My first Fattycakes diaper. (Can you tell this flannel print is my practice fabric? Not the most boyish print--ahem!--but it's covered up by a soaker, and it was cheap, cheap, cheap.)

Turned out cute, don't you think? I don't have a snap press, so I had to wing it with some snaps and a snap kit from Joann's. The snaps are pretty wonky and not placed quite right (too far in from the edges on the front), but it works. I may try front-closing Aplix next time. I just wanted to follow the pattern as closely as I could the first time around (though I did tack and encase the elastic instead of zig zagging it on, since my Lastin isn't here yet and all I have is polybraid, which doesn't work well with the zig zag on my sewing machine.)

And here's the final soaker for T's summer stash of woolies. Sorry about the crummy pics. Apparently, my camera doesn't like this color, or maybe the lighting is just bad today. The bottom photo shows the color better. (It's still not quite right though--it's a sage green. It looks exactly like the color of sage leaves to me IRL.)

Pattern: Fern and Faerie pattern #406
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino, sage
Needles: US sizes 3 and 5 and (and 4 for the flat knit portion of the body, since my tension is looser for flat knitting than knitting in the round)
Mods: started with fewer stitches for the waistband and then increased for the hips in the first row of stockinette.

I really like this pattern. The cool thing is that it includes instructions for both a soaker (flat or in the round) and longies (flat or in the round), and they're all customizable to the body measurements you need. You knit a gauge swatch, take a few measurements, plug the numbers into the formula, and voila! The perfect fit for your babe. Awesome!

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Blogger Erin said...

Kelley: Such great looking diapers and woolies in the past few posts! Some of my favorite diapers for "Miss A" were Fattycakes. I converted them to microfleece lined pocket fitteds. They worked great!

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Karin said...

I like the fabric for the flanned cover. Very cute.

9:40 AM  
Blogger kat said...

the diaper turned out very cute. you certain turn a lot of soakers out!

10:32 AM  

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