Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Toasty and sound asleep

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.....!!!

5 comments:

Miss Muggins said...

That sure is a great feeling

Tyroga said...

I know how cute your two look in their sleep sacks so it's good to know there are more adorable babies out there experiencing the same.

And man how complex is that stuff, fabric behind the zipper with snap buttons... you're amazing.

eeloh said...

Wow, that's fantastic! especially when a new grobag costs about $80. Wish I'd been onto this when my 18 month old was a bit younger ... but we got ours second hand.
these are the nicets ones I've seen anywhere. Might make some for a friend overseas who is expecting twins.
So thanks for the pattern reference.
Did the pattern come with a tog rating? will you be using these in the dead of winter -- one days, like, well, today?

skeinsherway said...

Oh my goodness, those are so sweet! Lucky babies...

Kelli Ward said...

this is such a wonderful idea. i love it when something is beautiful and practical.

i am so glad you are going to sew along with us on presserfoot.