Sunday, May 27, 2012

No Stocking, New Pattern

After the first successful month of stocking the pattern that I initially made for my girls (Generation I), I have been delighted to that so many of you love my diapers! 

Once many of you began to own my fitted diapers, I started taking notes of some changes that needed to be made in the pattern. 

My husband and I have developed a new pattern. It has the exact same fit idea, but the diaper has a higher rise, longer wings and a completely different soaker system. 

The Generation I diapers will no longer be produced for stockings. The new Generation II diapers will begin stocking on June 6, 2012. The same stocking time will remain right now, 9pm Eastern.

Next week I will post photos of the new pattern compared to the Gen. I pattern on Facebook so that you may see the changes in advance.

The Construction:

Outer Print: Knit, CV or OBV
Hidden Core: Heavy OBF
Touching Inner: CV or OBV

Soaker System: Heavy OBF and CV or OBV

No Zorb II will be used.

1 snake style soaker system with an extra double that can be turned in either direction and snapped in, accommodating boys, girls and new borns. Hidden snaps in soaker system so they never touch baby. The FDR snaps are completely covered when not being used so they never touch baby. Fold Down Rise snaps automatically installed and snap down into place to keep from flapping back up. Overlapping wing span. Fits babies from about 9lbs to about 40lbs, depending on the baby. The overnight solution diaper soaker system will snap in and will come with an extra hemp lay in soaker.

Even though the new Gen. II diaper is 100x improved, tested and larger, the price will remain the same at $28 for the day time fitteds, and $30 for the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep overnight solutions. However, because of the size and weight increase, shipping will be charged starting in June.

There will still be 10 diapers each week that stock. 1-2 Pinafore sets that stock and an occasional vest set.

I am so excited about this revolutionary turn around for SoCo. With the new pattern, you will be very impressed and very happy with your purchase. 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

SoCo Updates: The Three Fs

As our 5th stocking approaches, we are improving and updating our diapers each week. Making them fit, function and feel better. Something I like to call the "3 F's". Fit, Function, Feel. 

Fit: Sewing is a learn as you go process. Most improvements I figure out are found by accident. Sometimes I will make a what I think is a mistake, but it actually worked out to be better than before. Each diaper that I make, I take my time and work each one as if it were a piece of art trying to make it perfect for the little baby who will be wearing it. I have changed up a few details in the actual sewing this last week to make each diaper fit around the legs, the waist and the bum more securely and comfortably.

Function: We have neared the end of our supply of Zorb II diamond. As some of you know, Zorb II is unavailable because it is back ordered by so many at Wazoodle (the manufacturer). Our supplier is even waiting on their supply for at least 6 more weeks. In this event, my husband and I have decided that once our stock of Zorb II ends, that we will no longer use it in our soaker system. If you do not know already, our entire diaper is constructed with Certified HEAVY Organic Bamboo Fleece only in the core and soaker petal. No other fabric is used. Since we love the heavy OBF so well for it's quality and absorbency features, we will be constructing the snake style doubler with the heavy OBF. This will still keep the diaper made with all natural fibers so that there is still nothing synthetic about our diapers. 

Feel: After much thought and discussion, George and I have decided to sew mostly cotton knits for the outer print versus using wovens. Because of it's popularity for stretchiness and softness, this seems to be the best decision. Now, please bare in mind that there will still be a few wovens that stock sporadically. Especially some of the pinafore sets, most of those will be woven. If a diaper is constructed with a woven print, it will be noted in the description for that diaper. In addition to going mostly to knits, we will be adding Certified Organic Bamboo Velour to the stockings. In the stockings, there will be a few diapers that have been made with OBV rather than the regular Cotton Velour. OBV is just like CV, but it is slightly softer and silkier. The only real difference in feel is that it is slightly thinner. OBV an all natural fiber, making it antimicrobial and gentler for sensitive skin. 

A few words on custom slots: For the time being, there will only be 3 custom slots. Two of which will be for an in-stock fabric of woven, knit or velour and one will be a SYOF (send your own fabric). These listings will stock in the store once they have been opened back up. They will be stocked with the regular stockings on Wednesday nights if they are open. For each week that there is a custom slot stocked, there will be a coordinating fabric album for that slot only. There will be a link to that album placed in the listing description. Currently there will not be an ongoing album. These listings will be up at least 24 hours before they are live so that you may have time to browse through the fabric choices in the album for that slot before you decide you want to buy the in-stock fabric custom listing. Please remember that custom slots are the ONLY listings that will charge shipping. Shipping for a custom slot is $3.00.

*We hit 5 diaper reviews!  yIn the near future there will be a free diaper drawing for those who have left their reviews of Southern Comfort Fitteds cloth diapers here on the blog. Be sure to on the look out for it!*

I hope you found this information helpful for your future SoCo stalkings and thank you so much for taking a moment to read this quick update. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment box below. Stay tuned next Sunday evening for even more updates. Have a wonderful Sunday! 

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

SoCo Custom Orders and The New Fit Details

Custom Orders:

I absolutely love making customs for anyone who wants one. However, because there are so many requests for customs, I don't want to take too many that you are having to wait 6 weeks or so for your diaper(s). I mean, babies are only in diapers for so long! I also don't want to have any miscommunication about terms or payment.

So, I am going to finish up the customs I have right now and not take any more until the May 16 stocking. At the stocking there will be 3 custom slots available. There will only be 3 at a time and once they are completed I will re-list them. They will stay active and not have to wait on the next stocking. So if all three are bought that night, and I finish one the next night, I will restock one of them that night. This way they can be purchased through heynacart on the store website as an actual listing and you can feel confident about your purchase.

Custom diaper listings will have a term of 2 weeks until mailed. They may be finished well before then, but the maximum time for me to make your custom diaper will be 2 weeks. Once it is mailed you will receive your shipping notice with a delivery confirmation number just the same as if you bought an in-stock diaper.

When you purchase your diaper, it is your choice whether you would like to SYOF (send your own fabric) or choose an in stock fabric. After I receive the email that you have bought the listing, I will contact you within 24 hours via email to work out the details.

Your custom diaper can be:

Turned and Top Stitched
Soft style or butterfly elastic
Embroidered - $3 extra
Fold Down Rise Snaps
Now I lay me down to sleep version - $2 extra
Heavy Bamboo Fleece core or Hybrid Core

The New Fit:

After the first stocking, I made some adjustments to the diaper construction. Your Southern Comfort Fitted is now constructed entirely of HEAVY ORGANIC Bamboo Fleece as the hidden core. If any more hybrids stock they will be noted in the listing. After making this change, I also changed the elastic placement in the pattern to make the the diaper fit your babies longer. The diaper now has a much longer wing span and a higher rise. The pattern itself did not change, only the placement of where the elastic is tacked down. It was moved over a half an inch on each end and made a huge difference in the size.

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