Saturday, October 25, 2008

Little Undies

From this... this... this!

From dodgy old top to nifty pair of little undies!!

The transformation took just over one and a half hours. I was following a pattern from the net and it caused me all sorts of grief. Just little things like sewing up the soakers before attaching them to the main piece - the recommended tight zigzag left me with a pretty ruffly edge. Just a pity I wanted a nice flat edge. I spent so much time unpicking. In the end I ended up not sewing the soakers together, just sewing them straight to the main piece.

This was my first time doing cuffs/legbands and a waistband of this style (I'm sorry, I have no idea what the technical terms are!). You can tell this by the fact that I sewed them on inside out...sigh... I realised after the first leg, but figured it was just a trial pair so it didn't matter. If I'd known how long it would take me to sew the remaining leg and waistband on, I would've gone to the trouble of unpicking the first legband and fixing it. And why it did take so long to sew on the second legband and the waist? Coz I sewed the waist into the leg...and had to unpick...sigh...

I did a second pair (this time out of an old Supre dress!) that turned out much, much better!

And they only took me just over an hour to complete :)

And how do they work? Well, they are designed to contain a wee, I guess you could say. If he has pants on over the top, the moisture will wick through to the pants. But that's kinda the point. We want to know when he has weed when he wees, not when we go to change a nappy. I want to make a few more of these, I will put a water-proof layer in some for times when we just don't want wet pants - in the car etc... At the mo, the little guy is still in nappies when we go out, and some of the time at home, but I think I will tune into him a lot better if we ditch the nappies more often. Besides, these little undies look so much more comfy! And cute :)


Little Munchkins said...

What a great idea! Wardrobe reconstruction. Your little one is a cutie!

sunshinedays said...

thanks! the reconstruction was very satisfying - the top was dodgy, the rag bag was full, what to do? I hope to do more of this sort of thing.