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Old 03-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Suggestions for trim, flexible, summer wool...

I want to try wool on my 4 month old daughter for the warm weather (I live in Southern California and it's already getting warm).

Anything trim and flexible that you love??

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Suggestions for trim, flexible, summer wool...

I'm going to try to do a post about this stuff I just ordered. I think it might fit your bill. Its from This Is Sew Me Organics. Got to get up to 10 posts so I can post a link. So I'm going to talk to folks. Look out for a link soon!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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here you go!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisissewmeorganics
or http://www.thisissewmeorganics.ca/
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Thanks! But I'm afraid to try diapers without reviews...


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Old 03-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Re: Suggestions for trim, flexible, summer wool...

What about sbish underwoolies? I've never actually tried them but they seem great for summer time and trim.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:41 PM   #6
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I was considering them. But they're super pricey. Worth it?

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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I was considering them. But they're super pricey. Worth it?
In my opinion, SBish is waaay overrated. (Way too expensive, especially since when I got some they were even made in China. All I can say is, someone is making a killing!) They just have a huge following, so I hope no one hurles anything at me for my two cents! :/

I love my Lambie Love and BeartosBoutique wool wraps from Etsy. Lambie Love has a Facebook page (look up "Lambie Love") and lots of comments on Etsy. The wraps are very thin yet work great, and the snap settings/elastic are superior to the many others I've bought. I also made my own out of thrift store wool sweaters, which is the cheapest and easiest route to go for me. I can make them however thick/thin I want and exactly to size for about $1-3 per piece (depending on how many soakers/wraps/longies/shorties/etc I got out of each sweater, which just varied based on what I wanted). Here are the sites I used, incase you sew and are interested...I am NOT a great seamstress, by the way, I actually just got started not long ago so these are NOT hard patterns...

http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html

http://sewingdork.blogspot.com/2009/...pants.html?m=1

http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...ttern.html?m=1

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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I was considering them. But they're super pricey. Worth it?
Weedle Weedle has them on sale right now with free shipping. As I said, I've never tried them but I have used sbish interlock in the past and found it to be of good quality. I have no idea how it compares to the knits.

I preferred hand made knit wraps with Itsy during the summer for daytime and the underwoolies seem to be pretty trim with the advantage of having a double layer through the wet zone unlike the wraps that I made.

If you're up to knitting your own I love the LTK ribby wrap pattern. Personally I find pretty much all recycled wool to be too thick. I love recycled wool and it definitely serves its purpose, but for very hot summer days I just keep thinking to myself, "that used to be a winter sweater..."

I've also found Loveybums lightweight jersey wraps to be pretty trim. But, they are no longer making them so you'll have to try to find them on FSOT.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
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Thank you! I ordered one from wheedle...it was just a bit more than I wanted to spend, by I figure it has great resale value (unlike wahm products which might only be a few $$$ cheaper after shipping, if that!)

I wish I could knit! My mom sews, so hopefully when we're on the same coast over the summer, I'll have her make us some up cycled ones...

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Weedle Weedle has them on sale right now with free shipping. As I said, I've never tried them but I have used sbish interlock in the past and found it to be of good quality. I have no idea how it compares to the knits.

I preferred hand made knit wraps with Itsy during the summer for daytime and the underwoolies seem to be pretty trim with the advantage of having a double layer through the wet zone unlike the wraps that I made.

If you're up to knitting your own I love the LTK ribby wrap pattern. Personally I find pretty much all recycled wool to be too thick. I love recycled wool and it definitely serves its purpose, but for very hot summer days I just keep thinking to myself, "that used to be a winter sweater..."

I've also found Loveybums lightweight jersey wraps to be pretty trim. But, they are no longer making them so you'll have to try to find them on FSOT.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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Re: Suggestions for trim, flexible, summer wool...

thank you! heard sbish is overrated, but if its on sale and has a high resale value, i figure its worth a shot.


lambie live wraps look awesome, but shes out of stock!

I would sew, but I don't have a machine....

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In my opinion, SBish is waaay overrated. (Way too expensive, especially since when I got some they were even made in China. All I can say is, someone is making a killing!) They just have a huge following, so I hope no one hurles anything at me for my two cents! :/

I love my Lambie Love and BeartosBoutique wool wraps from Etsy. Lambie Love has a Facebook page (look up "Lambie Love") and lots of comments on Etsy. The wraps are very thin yet work great, and the snap settings/elastic are superior to the many others I've bought. I also made my own out of thrift store wool sweaters, which is the cheapest and easiest route to go for me. I can make them however thick/thin I want and exactly to size for about $1-3 per piece (depending on how many soakers/wraps/longies/shorties/etc I got out of each sweater, which just varied based on what I wanted). Here are the sites I used, incase you sew and are interested...I am NOT a great seamstress, by the way, I actually just got started not long ago so these are NOT hard patterns...

http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html

http://sewingdork.blogspot.com/2009/...pants.html?m=1

http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...ttern.html?m=1

Blessings, mamas!
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