Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
~MamaMayhem~'s Avatar
~MamaMayhem~
Registered Users
Formerly: azmansmom
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Middle of NoWhere, ND
Posts: 1,286
My Mood:
Lightbulb Newbie :) :) making my own patterns?

Hi WAHMS!
I am finally going to dip my toes in and test the WAHM waters and I have a few questions for the veterans.
First, I am starting by making cd keychains. I made a couple for some mamas on here and they loved them, so...why not!
But, I also make my dds diapers and once I am brave enough, I would love to make affordable AI2s and pockets. My dds are sized and I made my own pattern for them, but I know that OS sizes are really popular.
Can someone give me an idea on sizing: What should the length of my new patterns be for:
Small
Med
Large
OS
???
I am thinking I am most likely to get the rise wrong.
I will figure out the wings, front etc. I am just super nervous about making an OS (even for her) that only fits to 25lbs :/ or a medium that only fits to 15, lol. Annie-may is my model and she is a petite little bugger!
Here is an album where there are some pics of my work and I would LOVE your criticism.
Thanks!

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/album.php?albumid=2694

Advertisement

__________________
"Honesty without compassion is just unrestrained hostility..." ~ Kelly ~
Mother to Az-man (01/05) and Annie-Mayhem (12/11), Wife to Jon and Empress of the Home

Last edited by ~MamaMayhem~; 06-07-2012 at 06:19 AM.
~MamaMayhem~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
Chasing Zen's Avatar
Chasing Zen
Registered Users
Formerly: ccsmom11
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,169
My Mood:
Re: Newbie :) :) making my own patterns?

Maybe copy various sized Sposies to determine the right rise? Maybe find the measurements online somewhere so you don't have to spend money to make your patterns? I wish I could help, but I'm not very gifted in the diaper making department Cute Yoshi Keychain though Mama!
__________________
Jeanie, proud WAHM behind ChasingZen on Etsy. Your place for Wool Interlock Longies, Shorties, Soakers, Bloomers and Skirties
Chasing Zen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
I_run_with_scissors
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,225
Re: Newbie :) :) making my own patterns?

if you want to get a rise measurement buy the size you want (or check out the FFS section) and cut the elastic out of them, that will give you an approx rise for your diaper. id probably add a bit to make up for turning and top stitching it

does that make sense?
__________________
Mom to boys
DS1 (07/10) DS2 (10/11) DS3 (03/13)
TTC #4
I_run_with_scissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
I_run_with_scissors
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,225
Re: Newbie :) :) making my own patterns?

if you want to get a rise measurement buy the size you want (or check out the FFS section) and cut the elastic out of them, that will give you an approx rise for your diaper. id probably add a bit to make up for turning and top stitching it

does that make sense?
__________________
Mom to boys
DS1 (07/10) DS2 (10/11) DS3 (03/13)
TTC #4
I_run_with_scissors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
theonenonlymrssmith's Avatar
theonenonlymrssmith
Poet Laureate
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,309
Why don't you start by downloading some free patterns and measure the rise on them?? Then you could take an average, or at least have someplace to start. But I also think the sposie idea is good, that is how I pre sized all my softbums before my little one was born.

......you should see what my posts look like BEFORE auto correct.
theonenonlymrssmith 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.