Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Baby Undies

So I have been searching and searching for a good baby underwear pattern. I have tried a few, and tried making one (disaster! way too small and the legs didn't match up). I also tried modifying a trainer pattern to make it without the soaker. It ended up way too big, with the crotch too wide and the waist too big. I guess the thickness of the absorbant soaker makes a difference in how the outer material stretches.

I happened to be on Etsy and found one for sale. After contemplating for a few days, I decided to go for it ([]=tags&includes[]=title). It is sized 2-4-6-8 and there is a pattern for girls' underwear and another pattern for boys' underwear. They are equally cute.

Here are photos of the 5 pairs I have made so far using this pattern. They are perhaps the cutest things I maybe have ever seen.
I was surprised that the size 2 fits pretty perfectly, and I had to modify the leg and waist band length up quite a bit from what she recommends (to 11" and 16", if any of you buy it and want to use it for your 23 pound 11-month old). My next modification is going to be shortening the whole thing at the waist by about an inch, because it sits at the waist and I think it would be cuter below the belly.
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