This version required 8 “Size 4” Target-brand diapers. Your choice of brand will impact the design aesthetic. If you’d like a pattern, leave a comment below. If there’s enough interest I’ll calculate the quantities and sizes required based on the most popular/widely-available brands.
Let’s start with sleeves. Take two diapers, stretch them lengthwise and pin right sides together. Stitch along the edge just outside of the elastic.
Repeat this process for the second sleeve.
Repeat the process yet again for the back of the shrug, but this time clip the bottom corners to create a nice curve. One lovely fact about diapers– they’re non-woven. No fraying, no edges to finish.
Going back to the sleeves, turn the pieces in half width-wise, right-sides together and pin.
Stitch and trim excess. You can decide whether or not to hem the wrist ends.
Turn right-side out. Voila! Perfectly puffy.
Pin the sleeves at each shoulder, right sides together. Stitch.