La Di Da Diaper Pattern Review


I was so thrilled to be asked to review the new La Di Da diaper pattern for their grand opening I squeezed it in my already packed schedule this month. Call me crazy (my husband does), but I have not had the opportunity to review many patterns and really wanted to have a pattern I could recommend to you. I have not had personal experience making most of the other patterns in the links I have listed in my Sewing section or used a product of the patterns. So here is a pattern I am thrilled to recommend to you!



Some of the highlights of her pattern are that you can have it right away. It is a PDF file, so you don’t have to impatiently wait for it to come in the mail. You can also reprint sections as needed. I love this feature because I use rotary cutters and cut my pieces with the pattern pinned down (rather than drawing lines) so my patterns get pretty cut up. I also love how the directions give tips on things like needle placement and adjustments to seam length according to the style you are sewing, so that even a beginner can come out with a great product. Every step and style of diaper lists different options and tips to customize it to your liking. 


The only trouble I had in making my diaper was with my inner fabric choice. By no means does this reflect the pattern and I bring it up to emphasize how your choices in materials can affect the product you make. The pattern itself is clear cut and provides all the information you need to make great sized diapers or covers. I had to use materials I had on hand and the only fabric I had to line a pocket diaper was bamboo velour. This is a stretchy fabric I haven’t had a lot of experience sewing with, so I fiddled with tension and techniques, but it resulted in some cosmetic flaws as I struggled to sew with it. I mention this as a disclaimer to my little creation and also to caution you in your fabric choices. The fabrics you choose may affect the resulting diaper, depending on your familiarity with them. I still love how it turned out, I just know it could have been even more beautiful!



Overall Rating: 9


Clarity of Directions: 9.5


End Product: 9.5


Versatility: 
This pattern can be used to make a pocket, AIO, fitted diaper or cover in either velcro or snap closures. It is available in 4 sizes and gives tips on various ways to customize the diaper for your preferences and needs. 


What I’d like to see:
I’d love to see La Di Da come out this a one size version of their pattern! 


My tips:
1. Use the squared front (the pattern gives the option for round), at least for your first diaper so you can get the hang of things. 


2. Start with a fitted diaper with less expensive or recycled materials so you don’t cry if your precious PUL gets ruined if you make a mistake. And you can still use this “practice diaper”, because fitted diapers are so much more forgiving when it comes to mistakes since the cover can compensate for any mistakes.


3. Don’t use really stretchy fabrics like velour, it shifts and stretches so much you might want to throw your machine out the window (me? no…). 


4. If you’ve never applied snaps before, practice first! And if you choose to go with the snap closures MEASURE VERY CAREFULLY! The distance between the snaps has to be just right for it to snap properly. 


5. Use good materials (she lists great recommendations and options in her pattern) as this will affect the absorption and performance of the diaper. 

A diaper pattern was provided by La Di Da diapers for this review.
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  33. I like the first two diapers in the gallery- the blue one looks so polished, and love the print on the second- so cute!

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  42. The Graves Family says:

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  61. I love the butterfly diaper in the gallary.

  62. With this pattern I would make a fitted, leaving a pocket to add more absorbency. I would use a micro fleece for stay dry liner and a cute pink and brown waffle cotton I have.

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    My fav diaper in the gallery is the black and red on that says hugs & kisses with the skulls and bones.

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  94. Rebecca1217 says:

    I love the brown poka dot diaper its too cute. Also they are giving away some awesome prizes for the Grand opening.

  95. { Mom of 3 Dolls } says:
  96. I would use this pattern to make a PUL cover. I've been practicing with fleece, using a homemade pattern, and I'm ready to graduate!

  97. Team Pitney says:

    My favorite is the 1st diaper on the second page in the gallery ( pink,white with elephants) I don't have girls ( 3 boys. : ) ) but that is so adorable.
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  113. I would like to make a fitted diaper and use flannel!

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  138. I love the hugs and kisses one with the skulls! It is so adorable!

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  151. { Mom of 3 Dolls } says:
  152. OMG I LOVE the Hugs and Kisses Skulls one! That is so so so cute!

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  154. I would try a lot of different ones, because I don't know what I like best yet since I don't have the baby yet! I would do some bright colors because Bumble B likes bright colors. He told me. And my mom embroideries so we could put some cute stuff on his little butt!

  155. I'm a Facebook fan!

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  157. voted 1st one!

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    I love the groovy psychedelic diaper. Bright & fresh.

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  174. Wow, this pattern is really cute! I love the side-snapping diaper with the green wings and printed front!

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  177. I would make a side snapping cover with the white pul I bought and never used!

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  181. James, Andrea, and Clara Smith says:

    I love the fairy rabit diaper in the gallery. I love how the inter fabrics compliment the outer fabrics so well. You can really have a lot of fun customizing your own diapers!

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  184. James, Andrea, and Clara Smith says:

    I might make a few fitteds until I feel comfortable with the pattern (I would think that those materials would be cheaper). I'd love to make my own pockets and AIOs though.

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  189. my FAVORITE pattern is the skull and crossbones!! HOW cute!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

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  195. You made an adorable diaper! How long did it take you to make?

  196. Thank you for the review! I'm not a great sewer, but really want to try making a diaper just to see if I can.

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