Pattern: Butterick 5583
New skills acquired:
- Ribbed cuffs and collar
- Time management?
There is nothing like rushing to finish a baby gift an hour before you are supposed to give it at the baby shower. This sleep sack marked the first baby item I ever attempted. In the end, it came out pretty good, but I did have some difficulty.
First of all, when I borrowed this pattern I started looking at all the wonderful fleece that was available (and on sale!). I had picked out something perfect for a baby girl when I remembered that my friend was due in April. This was a newborn sleep sack that she would not be wearing as a newborn. WRONG! I immediately picked out some cute cotton knit instead.
I do not have a serger at home, so this required me taking a special trip to my parent’s house in order to sew this up. Continue reading “The baby sleep sack and the series of wrong decisions”