The second part of my present for Totem's girls was sleep sacks. I truly believe sleep sacks have magical powers when it comes to babies sleeping. My two always sleep better when they are in sleep sacks. Anyway....
I used a McCalls pattern (4236) given to me from my mother-in-law and modified it in a few places. The pattern says to use stretch knits and the edges are finished off by turning and hemming. I decided to use cotton for the main fabric and flannelette for the lining. I thought this would make them lightweight yet toasty for those cold Winter nights.... and a bit cuter! I also put a fabric back behind the zipper, a snap button at the top of the zipper and used bias binding to hem the sleeves and armholes.
Totem emailed me tonight and I quote... "The girls are sleeping soundly in their new sacks and look super cute."
How great does it feel when you create something for someone and they love it.....!!!