You know those dreamy nights, where sleep is wonderful, and you wake for nothing. Well, hopefully this new pattern will help you with that, or you know, will help your baby sleep, which will then help you sleep! An from Straight Grain has released her newest pattern, the Lua sleep sack.
I had the opportunity to test this pattern a few weeks ago and let me tell you, this pattern came at the right time. I had just finished sewing up C's kudzu cargos and was in the middle of sewing his spring jacket. I was a little overwhelmed in a way since I have never sewn so much at one time and decided to put a day aside to spend time on this sleep sack. I don't know why I put a whole day aside, because honestly this took me about an hour to sew up. It was SO satisfying!!!!
For this test I sewed up the 6-12 month (or 1Y) with the two piece front. I opted not to do the piping detail, even though it calls for it along the curve, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I think if I had included the detail it would have been too busy with the fabric I chose. I chose to match this orangey-red solid with the last bit of triangular fabric that I got from #thegreatfabrichdestash off Instagram from Rachel of imagine gnats. I seriously love this fabric, you can see the other projects that I've made with it here and here! If I find the selvage, I will post the details! And finally for the lining I used a solid minty aqua to match.
I have seriously been dying over here to put wood buttons on something....anything! And this turned out to be the perfect project. I find the natural bottoms add a touch of whimsy to the bold colours and print. This is the first time I've sewn a zipper, and that being an invisible zipper to boot, let me tell you I am feeling pretty fearless now. Thanks to An's instructions, and for some crazy reason a dose of confidence on my part, I sewed on this zipper in record time without having to use my seam ripper!
I had the chance to test it on a sweet baby girl over the weekend and let me tell you it was the perfect size, so off to her it's going for the chilly summer nights. I mean, you didn't think I was keeping it for myself did you!? This pattern would also make for a great baby shower gift, in whichever size really. So guess what the next baby shower I go to will have ;)
If you're interested in this pattern (which you should be!!!) An is offering it at a discounted price with the code LUALAUNCH this week only, which gives you a 1$ off the price, so make sure to hop on over there and grab your copy! It's so worth it, I swear :)