The Little One Layette pattern was designed with a little extra room for cloth diapered babies, but not all babies and not all cloth diapers are alike—some just need a little more extra room. Adding a gusset piece to the pants or Jamie Jumper will give some extra space for bulkier cloth diapers or just more growing room.
Here, you can see how the gusset gives some extra room through the crotch without having to make adjustments to the body of the jumper or pants. If you’re adding the gusset piece, however, you will have to add an inch to the length of the legs because the gusset pulls the legs up a bit.
You can find the gusset pattern and tutorial here: Gusset Tutorial. (The link inside the tutorial for the pattern is broken. Click here instead to download the pattern: Gusset Pattern.
If you’ve never sewn in a gusset before, it make take a little practice to get it sewn in straight and even. The pants are a quick-sew, so I recommend trying it out on them first, then moving on the the Jamie Jumper.
As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment or drop me an email, and I’ll get back with you as soon as I can!
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Oh man, do these gusset tips still exist somewhere? I soooo want to keep my boy in onesie sleepers for awhile, but his nighttime diaper is just too big!
Hi, Victoria! I just fixed the post so that you can see the images and access the tutorial! (So sorry about that. I moved my website to a new domain a few months ago, and I’m still chasing down weird stuff.) Let me know if you have any questions!