Now that you’ve been sucked in by the photos of my cute baby, let me tell you about this awesome Sleep Sack I made, designed by An of Straight Grain Patterns. (As a side note, if you haven’t already had the pleasure of visiting An's blog you really should, there you will find beautiful sewing, fabric giveaways and more cute kids!)
It was perfect timing when An put out the call for pattern testers for the Lua Sack , as I was thinking about buying Pipi a sleep sack (we’re just entering Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and Pipi kicks ALL her bedding off at night!)
I really love the design of the Lua Sack with it’s side zip and optional piping detail. This pattern is awesome, so clear, I loved the multipurpose pattern pieces, helpful instructions and sizing is perfect. I made the 6-12 month size which fits Pipi (at 11 months) perfectly. The pattern also comes in a Newborn- 6 month size and 1-2 years.
When selecting fabric I wanted something that would co-ordinate with the quilt I sewed Pipi while pregnant with her. With this in mind I chose a lovely grey and white chevron fabric for the outside and a mustard floral for the lining. Both are quilting weight fabrics which I bought from Spotlight. The batting I used was leftovers from the aforementioned quilt which is a lovely bamboo. I had the perfect amount left over too, so I guess it was just meant to be! Fate, if you will!
I have a bit of an irrational fear of sewing zips and button holes (mild exaggeration, although I do try and avoid them if I can – which is silly); so I was very happy with how they turned out in this project, especially the zip. (Don’t tell anyone but it’s only the 3rd time I’ve sewn a zip!)
Check out how those chevrons match up (fluke! But I’ll take it!)
I’m so happy with how it turned out that during the day when Pipi isn’t sleeping I’m also using it as a decoration in her room and during the night time it’s doing a great job of keeping my wee one warm. The temperature has definitely dropped here in the last couple of weeks!
If you’re keen to buy a copy of this PDF pattern for yourself it’s a great time to buy it! The pattern will be sold for (USD)$6, but the code LUALAUNCH gives you a $1 discount, meaning it’s $5 at the moment. You can buy it here.