well, isabelle will be 2 in a matter of weeks, and she's very "precocious". she's been wanting to go potty for about 4 months now, with much success, but we're stuck in the trap of pull-ups. and for a family that exclusively cloth diapered both kids (except for travelling), this sudden expense is really killing me. so last night i was online, and i happened across an ad for cloth training pants, and i had a eureka moment. i could make them myself! and thus bootylicious babies was born.
i went to joann's today to buy the few things i needed. and i was amazed by how easy it was. i merely pinned a pull-up in isabelle's current size to a layer of printed knit, a layer of microfleece (for waterproofing), and another layer of plain knit (for the inner lining).
i used an old cloth diaper that doesn't fit her anymore to add some absorbability between the fleece and the inner lining.
i sewed it all together...
and added some ribbed knit around the leg holes and waistband, and voila! cloth training pants!
now i just need her to wake up from her nap to see if they fit. *smile* and of course cloth diapering is very in vogue right now, so if i can get my process a little more streamlined, maybe i'll do this for other people. but right now i need to make about a dozen more for isabelle to make it through a couple of days without having to go back to disposables. we'll see what happens *smile*