Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
hippiemommie's Avatar
hippiemommie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,032
My Mood:
Wool sizing?

Alright.. I'm ready to take the plunge and try wool for real!

I need help as to what to add to my iso.... How do I know what sizes I'm looking for?

I'd love to try soakers, wraps, longies. And interlock- is it sized differently?

I have a soaker that a friend made using the katrina pattern in a large... It fits DS2 everywhere, but the waste. It gapes open in the back- if that helps you determine how I need to size him...

Thanks!

Advertisement

__________________
Mama to two perfect boys! T-11.26.02 and M-3.8.11


My ISO/IHA!
hippiemommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
eljube112's Avatar
eljube112
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 4,200
My Mood:
Re: Wool sizing?

often knit wool soakers have a drawstring, which will help with the gaping. I'd start by measuring the hip and rise of the soaker that fits and start there.
__________________
Elaine, SAHM to E (11/07), J (8/09), A (2/11), G (11/12), P (7/14)



eljube112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
hippiemommie's Avatar
hippiemommie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,032
My Mood:
Re: Wool sizing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eljube112 View Post
often knit wool soakers have a drawstring, which will help with the gaping. I'd start by measuring the hip and rise of the soaker that fits and start there.
Do interlock ones have drawstrings or elastic?

Well, I only have one, and it mostly fits everywhere but the waist... So would I still measure the hip on that? Measuring the hip- would I just measure hip to hip? Do I double that? Or just leave it? And is rise from crotch to top of front waist band? Or front to back?
__________________
Mama to two perfect boys! T-11.26.02 and M-3.8.11


My ISO/IHA!
hippiemommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
eljube112's Avatar
eljube112
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 4,200
My Mood:
Re: Wool sizing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hippiemommie View Post
Do interlock ones have drawstrings or elastic?

Well, I only have one, and it mostly fits everywhere but the waist... So would I still measure the hip on that? Measuring the hip- would I just measure hip to hip? Do I double that? Or just leave it? And is rise from crotch to top of front waist band? Or front to back?
interlock will be more like the fleece you have, no drawstring or elastic, the interlock is stretchy enough to hold it up. in that case, you'll want to measure the waist to ensure the best fit.

hip measurements are from hip to hip, then doubled. a large hip measurement will likely be in the 20-22" range.

Rise is from the back (where you want the soaker to hit) under the crotch to the front. I'd advise measuring over your fluffiest diaper! A large rise is usually in the 20" range.

I always think of the hip and rise as being a bit of a square. 20x20 will be a good fit. 22x22 etc. Give or take of course, all babies are different.
__________________
Elaine, SAHM to E (11/07), J (8/09), A (2/11), G (11/12), P (7/14)



eljube112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
hippiemommie's Avatar
hippiemommie
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,032
My Mood:
Re: Wool sizing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eljube112 View Post
interlock will be more like the fleece you have, no drawstring or elastic, the interlock is stretchy enough to hold it up. in that case, you'll want to measure the waist to ensure the best fit.

hip measurements are from hip to hip, then doubled. a large hip measurement will likely be in the 20-22" range.

Rise is from the back (where you want the soaker to hit) under the crotch to the front. I'd advise measuring over your fluffiest diaper! A large rise is usually in the 20" range.

I always think of the hip and rise as being a bit of a square. 20x20 will be a good fit. 22x22 etc. Give or take of course, all babies are different.
Thanks for the input!
__________________
Mama to two perfect boys! T-11.26.02 and M-3.8.11


My ISO/IHA!
hippiemommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
twinpossible's Avatar
twinpossible
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: in a pile of laundry!
Posts: 1,987
My Mood:
Re: Wool sizing?

Inseam is from heel up a leg and half way across the crotch. I buy wool extra long then roll up the cuffs so it fits for a long time.
twinpossible is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.