One of the most common questions I get in my inbox is “What are your favorite cloth diaper resources?” I thought I’d compile a list of online stores and some tutorials here and update as needed.
Where to order specialty fabric online:
Here are a few of my favorite cloth diaper fabric suppliers (I’m based out of the US so keep that in mind):
Wazoodle (They carry the Zorb brand of absorbent fabric)
Cloth diapering has made a huge jump in popularity the last few years so you are able to find basic PUL in most big box fabric stores. PUL comes in fun prints and solids. If you find a print you like, you can always eliminate the outer print for your AIO diapers.
Since babies are all different shapes and builds, sizing for our diaper patterns is a general guideline. Generally, sizing for our cloth diaper sewing patterns is as follows:
- Newborn: birth to 16lbs (Newborn Hybrid Fitted).
- OS: 10-36lbs (OS Hybrid Fitted).
Small: birth – 12lbs.
Medium: 10 – 22lbs.
Large: 20 – 30lbs.
Another way of looking at it is as follows:
But as with most diapers, the sizing is approximate. A thinner, but heavier child can fit into a smaller size longer whereas a buddha baby will need to go up a size sooner. I include a crossover tab so you can buy the next size up and get more wear out of the diaper.
The Admiraal Dress is a lovely double breasted, shawl collar dress with a full pleated skirt. A side zipper helps make this an easy dress to put on by yourself. Choose between cap sleeves shown and half sleeve. 6 buttons blend in for a subtle accent or stand out for maximum wow factor.
Uses dress weight wovens or easy to find quilting cotton for maximum cute fabric potential.
Testing begins January 10 and ends January 17th.
The Fjell Dress is a picture perfect dress for young girls. Imagine twirling around a meadow in the full skirt and gathered sleeves. An updated take on a traditional peasant dress, The Fjell Dress features a fitted bodice yet, through an elasticized back bodice, it is easy to put on. This dress has no zippers or buttons to worry about. And, like most of our dresses, it has POCKETS!
Sized 2-12. The Fjell Dress uses readily available quilting cottons or similar weight fabrics.
Testing will begin Thursday, September 29th and conclude Thursday October 5th.
Twirly and flirty. Adorable and still sophisticated enough for older girls, The Rivier Dress is a versatile and timeless warm weather dress.
The Rivier Dress is a faux/partial wrap dress with a unique closure. Add a ruffle or cap sleeves or choose simple and streamlined. A full, gathered skirt dresses the outfit up and is accented by a bow on the hip. Sized 18mo all the way up to teen 16. Uses dress weight wovens or easy to find quilting cotton for maximum cute fabric potential. Do you have a fantastic piece of fabric that isn’t enough to do a full project with? The Rivier Dress is the perfect solution; just pair it with a coordinating solid and create a statement dress!
Now that my super secret project is done and submitted for judging (more on that in another post) I’ve been able to sit down and work on the pattern part of this amazing dress.
Featuring a fitted bodice with double button bands down the back and a super full skirt, the Latona (mother to Apollo and Artemis), Dress is sure to be the hit of any party. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this dress would be extra special in a luxe red taffeta (eek!).
This dress pushes towards heirloom quality details but is broken down into easy steps that anyone can quickly master.
Sized 12m-12y, this dress uses quilting cotton, silks, linens, or other like weighted fabrics. Just be prepared to sew some buttons because there are a LOT of them!
Testing will begin Thursday, January 19th and conclude Thursday January 26th. Fill out the form below to be considered for testing.