RETROFITTING PANTS TO FIT THE CLOTH DIAPERED BUM
diapers can sometimes cause pants to fit snugly or pull strangely at
the crotch. (Not true with all babies or with all pants.) We found this to be especially true on our
chubbiest baby. As much as we wanted all the cute pants to fit we
have found that some of them just never quite came up over the diaper well
enough. But this retrofitting process didn't start with my
process was designed this past Christmas when I visited my
mother. I had bought a pair of pants that didn't fit me
in the week. The pants were lower rise then I liked and I kept
having to yank them up to cover me properly in back. The pants
were also a bit too long. I felt if I could get these pants to
just pull up an inch then they would fit better all around.
But you can only pull pants up so much?!? The crotch has its
limits! Is there anything to be done for the crotch? Of
course my mom who is a seamstress first class, said there was no
way. And truthfully there is no "proper"
method. But I am all for breaking the norms and being inventive.
I said well lets try. The pants aren't doing me any good like
this. We let out the seams as described below.
Tried the pants on inside out and other than the strange gaping hole
in the crotch the pants all the sudden fit perfect. Then we
pinned and recreated a new crotch seam and viola the pants are now
some of my favorite to wear. A month later, I said I wonder if
these would help my baby's pants fit better and here is the result.
tutorial is designed to help the novice or experienced seamstress
retrofit a standard pair of pants to fit with ease over a cloth
diapered booty. The process will lengthen the rise, allow the pants
to fit better over the diaper without being super snug and it may
shorten the pants just a bit as you are able to pull the pants up to
the right height on your baby.