How many of my third quarter sewing goals can I accomplish before our baby arrives? Here’s hoping for a few more!

   
   
Anna Maria Horner’s book Handmade Beginnings includes a pattern for a newborn sleep sack. The pattern calls for it to be made kimono-style with overlapping velcro tab closures. Having babysat for children using sleep sacks before, I opted to modify the pattern in favor of a zipper closure.

Figuring out how to put it together took a little bit of trial-and-error, especially since cognitive prowess is at an all-time low due to “baby brain”. But in the end it came together! The flannel back and lining are a print from JoAnns, one of very few non-cutesy, non-stereotypical boy themed prints I could find. The pieced front is tacked with a bit of embroidery thread, and the tab at the top covers the zipper pull, finishing with Velcro. A bit of leftover bias binding finishes the armholes and collar.

Now we are just waiting for the little guy to find the exit! Who knows – maybe by the time you read this, he will already be here!

Linking up with the 2015 Finish-A-Long!

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