I made it with a modified version of the Growing Up Sew Liberated baby sleep sack. I really love this pattern book. My sewing area is piled with pre-cut envelope tees and bubble pants (also from the book) so I will report back when I have made those.
Anyway, back to the sleep sack: I modified the pattern so I could use a high-quality merino wool sweater I bought form a thrift shop instead of cotton knits. The sweater was very thin, very fine merino wool. I washed and dried it before cutting to make sure my end product would also be machine wash and dry-able. I also used a bit of ribbing from a cashmere/ cotton blend sweater purchased at the same thrift store. When I cut the sleep sack I incorporated the bottom edge of the sweater, which was ribbed and thus tighter than the rest, so I wouldn't have to add elastic to the bottom hem of my sleep sack.
I wish I had pictures of the process. Maybe next time. It's hard for me to remember to take pictures when I am excitedly working on something. But I do have pics of the finished product. I am very happy with it.
|Full length. You can see the bottom ribbing of the sweater at the bottom of the sack.|
|The pictures are pretty rough, but the ribbing is light heather grey.|
|Here's more detail of the bottom. Easy diaper changes!|
Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On. Seems like a great end-of-pregnancy thing to do!