Commence operation potty training.
So I tried to make training pants for G before we lost the potty training window of opportunity. Oops. But don’t worry a bribe of a jelly bean if you sit on the potty seems to work just fine.
In my quest for training pants I really liked the Blueberry brand, but they are very expensive and there is no way we could afford them. So I started to look for some that I could make myself. I came across a great DIY tutorial from Lemonwood Clock. It was definitely the type of project that an amateur like myself could accomplish and her instructions were great. I learned which direction to put the fabric and the amazingness of the zig zag stitch. The only thing missing was a pattern. I bought a pair of undies like she suggested and got to work. (By the way, training pants as a pattern do not work, it needs to be actual undies). I modified the tutorial a little by changing the cut and adding a layer of PUL for waterproofing.
Here is the pattern I used, feel free to use if you want. I suggest that you mock one up first as I am not a pattern maker. My son is somewhat slender 2 year old. He’s in the 40-50th percentile for height/weight.
The first pattern uses 11×17 for the first page and 8.5 x 11 for the second. (click the image to print them)
The second pattern uses two 8.5 x 11 pages. (click the image to print them)
*All credit for this great idea goes to Lemonwood Clock.