The greencover was my first try, intended to be newborn size. I based it on a small La Di Da, thinking it would then fit over some of the larger newborn nappies, such as the orange edge DDNB. I don't like the bulk of the FOE on the crotch area (non-gusset part); perhaps I should have stretched here as well as on the gusset? I think the gusset also looks a bit too deep. In any case, it turned out looking useable but too large, so I labelled it a small and tried again.
|The fingers belong to my 'helper'.|
The lavendar cover is based on the larger DDNB. Even though I scooped out the front and back a bit and angled the wings up (made it look a bit like a LDD), because it is FOE-bound with no seam allowance removed, it actually still fits over a large DDNB.
I added gussets again, but instead of using FOE to join them to the body, sewed the PUL pieces together and the microfleece (lining fabric) pieces together, topstitched the PUL seam, nested the layers together and bound the whole cover in FOE. The FOE is only on the edge this way, which eliminates some bulk - much nicer result IMO.
I think if the same pattern was turned and topstitched, it would be about the right size to go over smaller newborn fitteds. It would need seam allowance added to the outside edge of the gusset.