Thursday, June 7, 2012

Finished: For Baby

I can't help but say "Awww..." every time I see this little sleeper.  It's actually a muslin, before I set out to make my final version for the coming home outfit for my little guy.  I had very a very specific design in mind when I set out to find a pattern.  I wanted it to have a zipper. And it was a bit of a challenge to find one.

I found KS 2246 on Etsy for $3 & snatched it up! The front & back of the pattern are one piece, cut on the fold. It was the most bizarre pattern piece I had ever seen, and I really struggled to figure out what would go where. I did have to rip a couple seams along the way but all in all it turned out pretty cute!

I got the fabric from Joann's clearance section--it's really thin, but it served its purpose. For the final version, I'll use this fabric from Spoonflower.  

Neckline Ribbing with gap :(
The ribbing at the top of the zipper had me stumped, but I was making it more complicated than it should be :) Next time I sew it, though, I'll move the zipper up a 1/4" to avoid the little gap at the top (if I'm smart & read this blog post before I sew it again, that is--I should make a note on the pattern instructions to be sure...). 

This is size Small (0-3) but as I suspect, it's a bit big. The back of the pattern says it'll fit 24 inches long & 13 lbs.  And it looks comparable to the 3-6 month RTW sleepers I have.  Needless to say, my newborn will be swimming in it...but I'd rather it be too big than too small. Shawn's coming home outfit was too small & it almost broke my heart. :)


  1. Ooh! I've felt like zip-up sleepers were too complicated to be worth sewing myself (instead, I've stuck to pants and t-shirts) but yours is awesome, and the idea of doing them up in a million different Spoonflower fabrics definitely appeals!

  2. This sleeper turned out great!!


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