Wow, it took me several days, but I managed to read all the pages of this thread! I was truly inspired, and really enjoyed the frank discussion of what is a very natural process women experience every month. I just bought a Diva Cup and really like it. But I still like to have a little back up 'just in case'. Plus I can spot for days, so figured making some pantyliners would be perfect. I have never sewed before and just got a new sewing machine, so this is my first project. Its not perfect, but I'm really happy with how it came out (sewing around curved edges is hard!!). I used this pattern http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/
and flanellette. I've only made one so far, but can't wait to make more. I'm having a sewing morning tomorrow with a friend and can't wait to make more! Thank you to all the women who are so open about this, I had no idea until a couple weeks ago I had any other option (and I'm 30)!
Oops, I can't post pics yet, but here's the link to my blog where you can see ithttp://tinkerpuppet.livejournal.com/