|Addie's Packer Outfit|
It turns out they're pretty easy to make. I used the Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker pattern. The only goof I made was accidentally sewing a leg on inside out. Oops! Well that didn't take too long to fix. A yard of blizzard fleece, on sale, is about $5. You can easily make 5 or more soakers out of that yard of fleece! Five wool soakers would run you a couple hundred dollars, so there is immediate savings right there!
Another benefit of fleece over wool? Laundry is so much easier! You wash it like any other laundry. And to help it be more water resistant you just throw in a dryer sheet. You don't have to worry about lanolizing and the wool taking forever to dry - just throw it in the dryer! And if you're washing cloth diapers, you're doing it every few days anyway, so no extra laundry to be done.
|My first soaker - not bad, huh?|
Don't get me wrong, I love wool. I have one soaker that I won from a WAHM and I really love it. But it's getting too small and I wool isn't in my budget. Hopefully once winter gets closer I can find some wool sweaters at GoodWill and make some upcycled soakers, but for now, I enjoy my fleece. Just a warning though, I've heard from many mamas that if you start loving your fleece, you will eventually move on to wool!
I haven't been using my fleece long, and would love to hear from mamas who use it regularly. What do you love about fleece? What do you dislike about it?
If there's anyone out there who can't sew that would like some fleece soakers or longies just send me a message! I enjoy sewing and would love to make some for you for a decent price. I am not an official WAHM but would love to be someday.