All right, so, I only got around to making one attempt yesterday. Nobody likes a disclaimer, but I’m gonna give you one, anyway. I’m still getting used to my machine, and unfortunately, I haven’t gotten the hang of the tension, so the upper right side of the pad, as you can see, is a bit crooked because as I was sewing, I realized the thread was bunching up underneath and then I had to start over and then….and..and…okay. It’s all right. It’s my first attempt – if I sell them, I promise they’ll be better quality. 🙂
Here it is, upside down. The two flaps wrap around the panties and velcro together – I’d rather use snaps, and I plan to, but the snaps I bought were not cooperating so I just decided to sew on some velcro. There is a overlapped pocket straight down the middle, as you can see, and that’s where you would add extra padding depending on your flow. I have already sewn a thick terrycloth pad on the inside, where you can’t see it. So, for lighter days, you probably wouldn’t even need extra padding.
And, finally, this is what it looks like as you open/close the flaps.
So, there you have it. I’m still interested in any thoughts/opinions you all may have. Is this the kind of thing you would buy? If I got around to selling them, I’d also include padding inserts of the same or coordinating fabric. I’d probably end up creating some sort of zip-up carrying bag for soiled/fresh pads, as well.
I’m going back to my mom’s today so that I can perfect my design. I’ve bought several (ridiculously adorable!!!) flannel prints and I plan to create some inserts to go along with them. Like I said yesterday, I will likely do a giveaway of some of the primary designs soon because I really need feedback before I start making them en masse.
(Oh, and a note about Jack – he is STANDING now! I’m not talking cruising, I’m talking standing – all by himself! It usually only lasts about 10 seconds, but wow. I can’t believe it! He’s also got 6 teeth. Where has my baby gone??!)