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Re: Check out my thrifty finds! & Will these wool sweaters be suitable for covers?

I had a few of the Ducky blankets. I used them to protect my bed from nursing leaks in the beginning. They are awesome and absorb ALOT
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Re: Check out my thrifty finds! & Will these wool sweaters be suitable for covers?

I think on the sweaters, if you look at the care tag and they say machine washable, they aren't suitable.
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The lambswool will definitely be fine - I'd cut of the bottom half of the first sweater, then felt the remainder and make skirted longies!

The turtleneck will make a great adjustable rise for a soaker or longies - I love turtleneck waistbands!

The nylon blend will probably be ok for daytime longies, 80% wool is usually the guideline. You could always add a 100% wool doubler or hammock in the wet zone.
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Thanks a lot! So if I wanted to do a skirt - I wouldn't felt the skirt part? Is that what you are saying? And I didn't think about the turtleneck making a good waistband, that's a good point! And I know what a doubler is but I've never heard of a hammock? I wasn't sure if my sweater were too small. I'm afraid I'm going to end up with a bunch of small and newborn. If the gap sweater isn't going to be that great, I think I'd rather try to resell it since it is brand new with tags.
Yes, you could felt the skirt, but it might lose its shape and you don't need the skirt part to be waterproof. It's got such a nice skirted look already, better to use it as-is. The sleeves should give you plenty for longies and you can use the chest for extra rise if needed - like yoga pants instead of sweats, KWIM?

Lambswool does tend to shrink quite a bit, so I'd felt the sweaters carefully to make sure you don't end up with doll longies Depending on how thick the sweaters feel already, you want to make sure they don't get too thick, either. I've broken many a needle that way!

A hammock is basically what it sounds like - a hammock that hangs in the crotch of longies to add absorbency, since you can't really add a doubler the way you can with a soaker or wrap.
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