The pattern calls for the following fabrics. For the All-In-One (View A), the outer layer should be made of a waterproof fabric (PUL) and the inner fabric should be made of a soft fabric like microfleece, velours, flannel, etc. The soaker fabric should be made of microfiber terry, flannel, or hemp. The Fitted Diaper (View B) should be made of cotton flannel, hemp, bamboo, or a similar soft absorbent fabric. The Diaper Cover (View C) should be made of a waterproof fabric like PUL or nylon.. Views A and B call for 12" of 1.5" loop tape and 4" of 1.5" hook tape; all views call for 40" of 1/4" elastic, and View C calls for 6 snaps.
I'm sure you'll all be surprised (shocked, even) to learn that if I were making this diaper I would use different fabrics than those called for in the pattern description. I know, I know, stop the presses; it's the sustainability freak in me. Though it might take a little bit of adjustment to make the diapers and covers fit perfectly, I think it would be worth the extra effort to know that I was using earth-friendly fabrics. Thus, instead of PUL I'd substitute an organic wool (and I do dearly love organic wool diaper covers; they're so soft and wonderful!). Instead of microfleece or bamboo, I'd choose one of our heavier knits -- probably a fleece or french terry. Etc, etc. I'd also use the pattern as a starting point for creativity. For instance, View B without hook-and-loop tape would be a great start for a contour diaper. If done in a single layer of wool, it might make a good wrap. And if you used snaps instead of the hook-and-loop tape, it might work better for nighttime diaper changes (when that loud hook-and-loop tape can often fully wake a drowsy baby up). So many options, and that's just with View B!
Fabric requirements vary, of course, depending on the view and the size, but here's a general idea. For View C, the diaper cover, you can make up to 4 preemie covers using 1/2 yard of 59" wide fabric or up to 3 2T covers using 3/4 yard of fabric. For View B, the fitted diaper made using a single type of fabric, one preemie diaper requires 5/8 yard of 45" wide fabric, one newborn diaper requires 3/4 yard, and 1 2T diaper requires 1.25 yard. View A is more complicated; up to 5 newborn diapers can be made with 5/8 yard of PUL, 3/8 yard of inner fabric, and 5/8 yard of soaker fabric. Up to 3 2T diapers can be made with 3/4 yard of PUL, 5/8 yard of inner fabric, and 1 yard of soaker fabric. All the other sizes' requirements are somewhere in the middle, of course!
People who choose Jalie patterns appreciate their simplicity, easy-to-follow instructions, and the wide range of sizes included - up to 32 different sizes in each package. For this diaper cover, of course, there are the eight sizes mentioned above -- from preemie to 2T. (I have to mention, though, that their 2T is designed for 30-40 lbs, which for both of my kids would have fit long past two years old ... definitely go by weight and body rather than by suggested age range!) This encourages creativity as well as saving you time and money. The pattern pages are printed on durable paper rather than tissue, extending the life of the pattern. To preserve your pattern, you'll want to trace your desired sizes; we recommend using our Kwik Trace Cloth or Swedish Tracing Paper for that purpose. Sewing instructions are included on the pattern pages rather than on a separate paper; for ease of use you may want to copy the instructions to another sheet. The instructions for this pattern are in French and English.