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Old 04-03-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Making trainers

Let me start by saying I don't like the idea of pull up style trainers, but if I have any hope of daycare helping with potty training, then this is the route I have to go.

I have the Potty Dance Pants pattern already and have my first pair cut out and ready to sew. Has anyone used this pattern? It advises against using microfleece because it doesn't wick fast enough, but I have a ton of that on hand and not a lot of flannel. Has anyone experienced this? Any other tips on using this pattern? I'm starting with the bound style with side snaps. I'm hoping this will be the quickest style to sew up as I'd like to get at least four done this weekend.

Are there any other patterns that you prefer to use? Preferably free, unless it's a really awesome pattern that doesn't cost more than $10.

FWIW, DD is long and lean. At 19mos she is 22lbs, 33ins. Skinny bum, skinny thighs.

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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Anyone have experience sewing trainers at all?

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:56 AM   #3
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Re: Making trainers

I haven't made any but just came across this tutorial ... maybe it will be helpful? Lots of pictures helps me when I'm sewing something.

http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2...c-trainer.html
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: Making trainers

I made my first pair of trainers with the Potty Dance Pants pattern over the weekend and they are daycare-approved. If I continue to use that pattern though there are definitely some adjustments that need to be made. The rise on the size small is just to high and it fits weird. Surprisingly it's not at the thighs or the waist that I'm having a problem.

I love tutorials. I'll definitely give the pattern on that tutorial a shot as they look like they might be sized a little smaller. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: Making trainers

We did these: http://itsourlongstory.blogspot.com/...ing-pants.html , were able to buy the Gerber training pants locally at Target so I didn't have to order anything online.
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Re: Making trainers

I made the ones PP linked to, but instead of using layers of flannel, I just cut the middle out of a well loved prefold. You could probably use an old insert or doubler, too. They were super easy and worked well.
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Re: Making trainers

I like that pattern converting gerber trainers to more waterproof trainers. Gotta give that a try


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