Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tighty Whitey Hipsters!

So, Erin gave me a new free diaper pattern to try, and I love it! It is called Tighty Whitey Hipsters.

Here is the link...

I have so many t-shirts to make diapers out of. Here is one that I did last night to give the pattern a try, and it turned out great!

The diaper is made out of an old t-shirt that Jake and I never wore, so I figured why not make it into a diaper, and Danica can have a use out of it. The top and bottom layer are of the t-shirt. I have a hidden inner layer of fleece in the t-shirt, and it makes it quite thick for a good fitted diaper. There is also a hidden soaker with the hidden layer of fleece. In the directions it says to serge around the soaker. Well, my serger needs re-threaded, and I don't know how to do it, so I just zigzagged around it. After I was all done with pinning and sewing, I topstitched the whole thing front and back, except for around the elastic.

Then I snapped the snaps in place, and the diaper was done. I think the next time I am going to do hidden snaps to try it out and see how it works. I don't really mind my snaps to be showing, but I want to try it out, since I never have tried it out yet.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Behind on Updating...

WOW!!! I've been so busy that I haven't had time to update anything! I have been making a few diapers here and there for Danica! I should take a picture of them so that I can share what I have done.

I have made some fattycakes for her and they're so cute!!! I will update later...

Stinky Diapers???!!!

Ugh! My diapers have never smelled so bad before! I am trying to strip them, and they just don't want to get the smell out of them. Here is my latest try at getting rid of that stinky diaper smell...

1. Cold rinse
2. Hot wash normal with detergent
3. Cold rinse
4. Hot was with baking soda, and a tiny amount of detergent
5. Cold rinse
6. Cold rinse times 10!!!

Every time I peeked into the washer while it was rinsing, there always seemed to be bits of suds, so I kept on rinsing them. Hopfully this will work at getting the smell out! I've tried Calgon, and that doesn't seem to work for my diapers. So, hopefully baking soda will help!