i LOVE your longies and wool soakers. they are SO cute. you've inspired me to want to make some too. would you consider posting a tutorial here about how to make them? i'm especially interested in the waist - do you add extra elastic or just sew them tight enough that they'll stay up. and are you able to use them with elijah wearing a prefold underneath and not have any leaks? the mauve colored wool/angora blend one is my absolute favorite. it is seriously cute, as is your babe!
Aww, thanks Ashley! There are a bunch of great tutorials online already. I made my first pair from one and now I kinda just play around to see what I can come up with. Here is a wonderful tutorial for soakers: http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.htmlpatterns included!here is a longies tutorial: http://www.cafepress.com/thatskindacool/864331I have been using elastic in a lot of my longies, but the mauve ones and the argyle diaper soaker don't have any elastic, it's just a little tighter at the top, it seems to work just as well! You could also add a drawstring if you want an elastic alternative.I have had absolutely no leaks with just a prefold and a pair of longies or a soaker. It's wonderful! I love having all natural, breathable fibers on Elijah. I lanolize all of my wool items, which is really simple. I use Lanisoh, just a teaspoon or so in really hot water and a dash of dr. bronners, put the wool item in and stir it around for about 10 minutes (make sure the water stays HOT so the lanisoh doesn't clump up). After I like to lay them on a towel and roll it up to get as much water out as I can, and lay flat to dry!I have found that I don't need to lanolize very thick wool though. As long as you change the diaper as you normally would then there should be no leaks!I hope this helped you some! If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!
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