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« on: April 25, 2009 03:05:42 PM »

So my son K started showing serious interest in using the potty, so we went with it. I was talking with a friend and K was nearby. He heard the phrase "potty train" and he thought that was pretty darn cool. My kid loves all things trains. I'm not sure how to explain to a 26-month-old that it's not something he gets to ride, but it's still something he reeeeally wants to do. So I made him these.


Some details. I had to use the blue for contrast because the orange thread I have doesn't match.

I am in love with this stitch. The trim is just knit from a t-shirt.

They have the real "big boy" fly, not that he'd ever use it. The kid must be completely naked from the waist down or he can't pee.

I want to find some better-looking underwear elastic. I think I'm going to harvest the waistbands from DH's when they wear out in, ahem, other places.

The little underwear model

I find piles like this all over my house.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009 05:25:32 PM »

Tooo cute!  I get all my elastic at laceheaven.com, they are super cheap and have lots of nice lingerie elastic.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009 07:14:33 PM »

Oh! your post just cracked me up! The little underwear model did it, but that last picture of the 'I gotta pee!' pile is exactly what's all over my house, all the time. As for your idea of using daddy's old elastic, I've done it and, although it's a bit of a pain, my son absolutely LOVES having unders that match daddy's. I even harvest fabric from daddy's old ones for him, because he tends to require new ones when the legs start getting loose, so all the rest of the fabric is still in great condition, and this way the little man is totally daddy'd-out. He loves it, and I don't have to worry about finding good undie fabric, it's all done for me. I do really love the heli-print, though. I might have to keep my eyes open for some cute boy-ish fabric. My whole stinking stash is for girls, haha.
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009 07:55:46 PM »

Ahahahaha! the piles are so familiar here too. I never thought of making my kids their underwear though :p
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009 09:51:36 PM »

He's got pants of that fabric, and a blanket, and his little brother has pants and a hat. I got all that the fabric fairy had left because the little guy loves helicopters almost as much as he loves me, I think. I still have probably 3 yards left. I want to try boxer briefs next because that's what Daddy wears (he hates that I keep telling everyone that). Sparrowowl, thanks for the tip, I will check that out.

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009 03:26:50 PM »

I remember the post of the pants! They were cute and the underpants are cute too! I think all little ones like to be naked while potty training. My daughter would leave a pile like the one in your picture and run to the back yard to pee on the lawn! Kids! :-)
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009 07:53:43 AM »

Those are awesome!  Even though I haven't had the honor of having the piles all over the place, LOL!!  My 2.5 yr old is potty trained and we have a stash of unused pull ups that we are trying to get rid of.  Would you mind showing me how you made those?  I really would appreciate it.  Such a super cool idea!

« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009 05:52:55 PM »

You print out both pattern pieces and tape them together, then place the long side against a fold. So you have just one piece of fabric. It's really simple but it looks hard.

« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009 08:40:05 AM »

That's some great looking undies!
And my 26 month old thinks the potty train is something like the train Frosty the Snowman rides to the North Pole on!  Grin
I have tried to explain it to her, but it's not going well.
BTW, you have a very cute little one!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 01:44:13 PM »

thanks! I should add that I traced the pattern off my screen instead of printing it out. It made approximately a size 4T.

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