I've been asked for an updated review of my favorite diaper patterns. It's actually pretty simple now. LDD aka: LaDiDa's. This was a pattern that I heard rave reviews about for months before I caved and bought the pattern. I've bought many many cloth diaper patterns and have now sold all but 4. I've kept Fattycakes because I love them as covers. Je'Mapelle because it fits nice and has many many styles. A new one that I've forgotten the name of and have yet to try and of course LDD's.
Daytime Diapering: My stash currently consists of 11 of my altered LDD's. I've made them medium long by adding about 2.5" through the rise and I've added some width across the front by cutting it at a bit of an angle on the fold. This allows for more room in his front where he needs more soaking area. For a girl you probably wouldn't need this. I've made a few with a fun print on the outside back and tabs. (meaning that the print goes about 1/3 down the back) I've found that these wick if he soaks his diaper good. It doesn't happen often, but it happens enough for me to make new diapers with the embellishment just on the tabs.
For soakers, I think I've tried it all. Flannel, sweatshirt fleece, terry cloth, hemp, bamboo, jersey cotton, and microfiber. But, my absolute favorite is ZorbII diamond. This stuff is insanely soft, easy to wash, and absorbs like crazy. All his diapers have one internal soaker of this stuff and a two layer soaker that snaps in. This is the perfect amount for him during the day. Non of my diapers have a wicking layer, but I do have some microfleece rectangles cut out and on his changing table if I think he'll be in a diaper for longer than usual.
Well... That's my stash. Let me know if you have any questions.