Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Diaper Shirt" outfits

 A lovely woman in Idaho contacted me a couple of months ago about donating some outfits, and she came up with some really darling and innovative things.  I had the best of intentions of taking photos of all of them to post, but needed to use some right away for angels.  I at least managed to save these three.  The original pattern for these "Diaper Shirts" can be found here.  This one is well proportioned for about a 20 week baby.
 Wanita says that this particular one used the full number of stitches as the original pattern, just with small yarn and an E sized hook.  She changed colors on rows 4, 5 and 7.
 This tiny little one is appropriate for about a 17-18 weeker.  It has been proportionally shrunk down from the original pattern.  She used yarn ties on this rather than ribbon.

 This one is the basic diaper shirt pattern modified to open more in the middle (and on the backside rather than the front), as well as to add a skirt.  The skirt pattern was modified from this dress pattern.
 Back side, with ties to keep it closed.
All opened up.  This size is pretty small, most likely to fit an 18-20 week baby.

If you'd like more details about any of these, send me an email and I can forward Wanita's notes to you.


  1. These are so sweet! Please forward Wanita's notes to me so I can attempt. Thanks!

  2. I would love to receive Wanita's notes as well. My email is

  3. I just found your blog this morning on Pinterest through a fellow baby loss friend. I'm so grateful I did! I've been contemplating doing a sewing day for a while, and your post on a successful sewing day was so helpful. And all your pattern sources and fantastic!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make this service just a bit easier. I can't wait to get started!

    Oh, and if you do have Wanita's notes, I would love to receive a copy!

    Thank you!

  4. I love the way these open up, since tiny little ones can't always be moved around appropriately to get little arms and legs into outfits. I really hope a sewing pattern can be made for these.

  5. Ginger, I will email you a link to one pattern I've seen used. It's not perfect, but it's the best I've found online so far.

  6. I'd love to see Wanita's notes! I'd like to be able to make the ones that open from the back, if she has instructions for those!