Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Je M'appelle Bébé Premie

About the pattern:
This is a free premie size pattern; it is quite small, and the pattern maker describes how to modify the way the elastic is done if you need to make it even smaller.  So, this pattern would be an excellent choice for a very small premie.  There are no instructions included with the pattern; but she does also offer a pattern for sale that has complete instructions.  The pattern can be made with front hook & loop closure, front snapping, or side snapping.  You also have the option of doing a single row of snaps or a double row.

My test diaper:
I used this pattern to make a fitted diaper with hook & loop closure.  The diaper is quite small, so it uses very little fabric.  I made the diaper out of stretchy materials so that the baby could get a little bit longer wear out of it, but I can’t imagine it would fit past 6-7 pounds.  The front of the diaper scoops down slightly, so this could be worn without irritating the umbilical cord.  Here are some pictures of the diaper, as well as a comparison picture next to the iPhone for size reference.

Overall opinion:
If you are looking for a premie pattern, this is an excellent choice.  The pattern offers a lot of variety, so you can easily tailor this diaper to your preferences.  It is kind of hard to cut out because it is so small and some of the corners are tight, but it was still easy to sew up.

Fit update:
At my son's lowest weight (8lbs), this diaper did not fit him.  So, the max weight for this diaper is somewhere under 8lbs.

Get the pattern:
http://www.jmpartistry.com/jmp-patterns.html  Scroll down to the “free patterns” section

Thank you very much to the mama who provided this free pattern! 

Please feel free to comment about your experience with the JMP Premie pattern or with any questions about my review!

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