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Post by macca » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:43 am

You could try Shar's newborn Pattern.
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Post by annalisef » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:59 am

Tentacles wrote:Did you use the wee weka sm/med pocket pattern? If so my boy didn't go into that until about 5 months, but he's quite small, he was about 6.5kg or 14lbs. You'll need something smaller than that for a nb. I'm not sure about Ditto's pattern as I haven't got around to making it up yet :roll:


Actually I think it is Shar's NB pattern I'm using.
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Post by Tentacles » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:03 am

annalisef wrote:
Tentacles wrote:Did you use the wee weka sm/med pocket pattern? If so my boy didn't go into that until about 5 months, but he's quite small, he was about 6.5kg or 14lbs. You'll need something smaller than that for a nb. I'm not sure about Ditto's pattern as I haven't got around to making it up yet :roll:


Actually I think it is Shar's NB pattern I'm using.


Yeah that is really tiny, up to 8lbs I think it says :)
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Post by dodgums » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:30 am

YOu could use the wee weka pattern and do a snap up rise on it. So it wil fit from day one them with cross over arms
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Post by annalisef » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:25 am

So do I need to persist with making more NB naps, or will Ditto's OSFA be ok from the start? What do you reckon? Sorry for the slight threadjack :oops:
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Post by mandli » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:32 am

You could make ditto's OSFA pattern and just make it a little smaller, a little baby may swim in it. Personally I'd go for a hire kit to get through NB phase and then you could go into the OSFA ones?
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Post by dodgums » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:42 am

annalisef wrote:So do I need to persist with making more NB naps, or will Ditto's OSFA be ok from the start? What do you reckon? Sorry for the slight threadjack :oops:


Why not do Dittos one and if it is too big use it as a cover and the insert as the nappy? That way you are covered. If you are having a big baby dittos pattern will fit.

I made one last night and I really like it. It fits my we man on the smallest leg tabs and the waist is at the smallest setting but not crossed over. I did small seam allowances though too. YOu could put an extra snap on the leg elastic too I guess but only put it 1 1/2 cm from the first one to make the legs smaller for a tiny NB and fold down the tummy top as the cross over arms would hold it in place for a NB as they dont move
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Post by Louise » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:53 am

Does anyone use a size 16 snap on the elastic? I only have size 20 snaps and dies but thought that size 16's might be less bulky.

I am loving this pattern. I have made a couple now (for other people) - just need to get on and make one for Miriam and try it on her as she is over 8lb so it should fit her.

I like how professional looking my nappies come out - the tabs/wings look great unlike my usual wonky wings!

Ditto - do you usually sew the back elastic last or is that just for this pattern? I have always done this first so just wondered..
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Post by mandli » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:59 am

Louise wrote:Ditto - do you usually sew the back elastic last or is that just for this pattern? I have always done this first so just wondered..


I'm sure she always sews it last, I keep meaning to get her to show me how.
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Post by dodgums » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:00 pm

I have only made one nap last night so far from this pattern and I used size 16 snaps on the elastic thought smaller the better :D THought I owuld make you one Louise too. Just have not got that far yet. So it will come :D
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Post by ditto » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:17 pm

I use 16s for the leg snaps. I've written that as an option in my latest version of the instructions - if you've got old instructions I can send through the latest ones if you like.

The nappies fit my friend's baby from 8lb - I didn't see her in them, but heard that they fit fine.

I always sew the back casing last. But it doesn't really matter - whatever works for you!
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Post by Jack05 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:21 pm

WOW this is the best nappy we have ever had! And it was super easy to make (I thought it was going to be really tricky) I am loving it! And like Lousie said, it comes out so tidy and professional looking. I used size 20 snaps on the elastic as that is all I have and it does not seem bulky.
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Post by ditto » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:36 pm

Well done, Sarah! That looks great. Can't believe your little boy is that old already :shock:

I made B his first pocket from this pattern today :oops: (I'd made them for lots of other kids, but not him.) He's 2.5 and about 12kg.

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Post by flea » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:38 pm

NOw that is funky PUL :D
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Post by dodgums » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:28 pm

Esther that nap looks really cool. love the pul. You wee man has grown heaps
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