Wee Weka serged-edge fitted/contour/snap-in booster/cover

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Wee Weka serged-edge fitted/contour/snap-in booster/cover

Post by Dunners » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:54 pm

This pattern is available from here http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/images/Wee_Weka_Serged_edge_snap_in_soaker_Contour_&_Fitted_nappy_Pattern.pdf. Instructions for the fitted http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4734, for the contour http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4732 and for the booster http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4744. I have also used this same pattern to make covers [(url]http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4290&highlight=minute+cover[/url])

The size of the pattern is currently size S only. To downsize it for a NB, reduce by 1" around the pattern. To upsize to a size M, increase by 1" etc.

I used these nappies in a NB kit for James. I made up a dozen NB contours, about a dozen fitted nappies, 5 fleece covers and 1 wool fabric cover. (I also had other items that weren't made with this pattern). I have also made up contours, fitted and covers in size S.

Consider the following if you use this pattern...
* Contours worked well, but you're more like to get poo on your cover (so you'll need more covers).
* Fitteds made out of stretchy fabrics (such as hemp, organic knits, sherpa etc) will fit for a longer time because of the stretchy in the wings). Suedecloth inners and cotton print outers will restrict the stretch. Microfleece with stretch to some extent.
* I added staydry suedecloth to the top of the booster pad for an economical stay-dry effect (this also meant that the stretch wasn't affected)
* I found J soaked the front of the nappy very quickly (being a boy). I slowed this down by folding a cloth wipe and boosting the front. If I were to make them again I'd adjust the shape and thickness of the snap-in booster to adjust for this
* I used wool fabric to make a cover - worked wonderfully. The polar fleece covers were also great (very easy to wash and fast to dry), but sometimes the wee wicked through the front if the nappy wasn't padded enough. I have since made some covers in M size to go over S nappies, I have made some side snap and some front snap. The side snap ones look great too (just tuck the wings behind instead of in front of the tummy piece, and use 2 sets of snaps instead on 1 row).
* The NB sized fitted nappies still fit James at 4 weeks/5 kgs, but I've stopped using them because he fits size S really well and they provide more fabric for absorbing more wee
* Newborns wee a lot once your milk comes in!

A few other things I want to mention...
* Absolutely NO poo escapes onto clothing : :smt040
* The nappies/covers did not interfer with the umbilical stump (the gathering at the front created a convenient "dip")
* The nurses/paed/midwives who have dealt with James love his nappies. Absolutely no negative comments heard, they all think they're lovely and soft, and none have had problems with the snaps (in fact, I had nurses on the ward being brought into my room so the nurse looking after me could show them the nappies (with my permission, of course).
* If I made the kit all again, I would make fewer contours and fitteds, and make lots of pocket nappies. (I love using fitteds and woollen soakers/longies, but now that I'm out and about more pockets are really convenient)

Edited to add: if the leg frills are a problem (getting a cover to fit) you can fold them in (which apparently can help with containment)
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Post by Darny » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:49 am

I've made up some fitteds from this pattern, very easy to sew once I got my head around the whole blind elastic idea - much quicker than a stitch and turn pattern!
When made up, the smalls are almost the same size as a snazzi size 1 (when put side by side).
I have yet to use these, but they look super cute, and as always Leanne's instructions are very easy to follow.
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Post by mama anne » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:15 am

wondering if this pattern would work with a snappiable fabric on the outside .... then no need for snaps or velcro .... ?
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Post by mama anne » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:22 pm

just bumping this as i'm still wondering about using a snappy instead of velcro ... ?

also (showing my lack of snazzi knowledge) is a snazzi size 1 like a small, medium or large?
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Post by Dunners » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:44 pm

Sorry, didn't see the question. Yip, snappi would work for the fitted, but not the contour. Definitely a good idea!

Size 1 Snazzi would be a small/medium IMO.
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Post by mama anne » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:50 pm

hmmm okay
so if i wanted a small nap i could make up the nb size fitted ... and then use the small as a cover?
plan to use it when bubs is out of newborn size sposies
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Post by Casper » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:44 am

Ok, I want to make a cover to fit over size 1 snazzis, what size would you suggest? Small or Medium? I have the most gorgeous print PUL that I want to show off. Do I just use FOE around the outside?
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Post by nbishie » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:26 pm

I love the look of this pattern but cant figure out the blind elastic thing? :smt017
Have only done leg casting and stich and turn.
Would love to do one with frills :D
Could someone please explain how to put the elastic in pweeese [-o<
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Post by nbishie » Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:29 pm

oh gosh I just clicked on the 'fitted' link :oops:

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I get it now :D
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Post by Lisa2 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:50 pm

Does anyone have a photo of what one of these fitteds looks like? I'd like to try sew one of these and it would help to see the finished product :D
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Post by Shae » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:04 pm

I've just made one of these but as a stitch and turn fitted, can someone post a pic of one, I'm a bit confused about how the snap placement on the wings is ment to look.
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Post by Dunners » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:28 pm

Gosh, I missed Lisa's question earlier :oops: sorry.

Shae, Debbie has one listed under the Trading Post at the moment. HTH.
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Post by Darny » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:12 pm

I made about 6 of them, 3 shown in the photos here

They didn't fit Alex for very long (he grew so fast it wasn't funny) but I think they would fit normal babies a decent length of time, especially if you made them with stretchy fabric.
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Post by nova » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:32 pm

i really like the fitteds done S&T too! :D i've done 6 so far (for various causes) and am making another 6 now! :lol: i just added 0.5cm all the way around as a seam allowance 8-)

the wings are a really nice shape for snappi-ing :D
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Post by jcburningham » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:06 pm

Lisa2 wrote:Does anyone have a photo of what one of these fitteds looks like? I'd like to try sew one of these and it would help to see the finished product :D


I just wanted to clarify that I made my diaper using this pattern as a guideline. I have changed it a lot and didn't mean to imply that I stole it.
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