Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Small custom sleep sack

My own sweet babe (six weeks old today) agreed to model this sack.

This wool sleep sack is for a three-month old. Measurements are: 27 inches (69 cm) long, 17 inches (43 cm) around the top edge, and 16 inches (40 cm) along bottom edge. Special features include an extra layer of hidden wool (for increased warmth) and an upside-down zipper (separating zipper zips down from the top). The inside lining is soft red 100% merino wool. The hidden layer is 100% wool. The outside patches are also 100% wool (with exception of one of the gray pieces that is 85% wool 15% nylon).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Extra-large snap-front sleep sack

This large custom wool sleep sack is 42 inches long, my five-year-old can easily fit in it. The bottom edge is 20 inches across, and the top edge about 9 inches across. Amazingly I used only one sweater for the inside lining, a cream-colored XL men's soft merino wool sweater. The outside is patchworked solid colors. They are all pretty thick with a variety of textures. The closures are snaps all up the front, per customer request. Top ribbing is a soft red wool/angora blend.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toasty Warm, Earth Tones

This wool sleep sack was requested to be very warm. It is one of the thickest I have ever made. The inside is lined with a soft brown 100% Alpaca sweater, with some bits of cream lambswool to fill in the gaps. I used some of the thickest pieces I could find (or double-layered some thinner pieces) to make the warm outer layer in earth tones. The sack is 32 inches long and 19 inches around the top edge. The bottom edge is 17 inches across.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wool sleep sack in shades of blue, green, and brown

Here is a custom sleep sack that I raced to finish before my own baby arrives (39 weeks today). This is for a 4-month-old with room to grow. The top is 17 inches around (very stretchy). The entire length is 30 inches and the bottom edge is 19 inches across. Inside, the lining is a navy blue super-soft cashmere at the top and a plum-colored soft merino wool towards the bottom.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Custom patchwork sleep sack

Another custom wool sleep sack is finally finished! Another patchwork design, about the same size and shape as the last one.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Crazy Quilt sleep sack

Another custom sleep sack. This one needed to be large, so I used up a lot of scraps to make a patchwork design on the outside (the back looks identical to the front).

I used three cashmere pieces for the inside (the part you can't see is plum colored). So soft!

Modeled by Lola (almost three):

It even fits Jefferson (he's almost five):

I really like how this one turned out. I knew there was a reason I have been saving all those wool scraps!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Red & Black wool sleepsack

Here is my newest creation from re-purposed wool sweaters! This was a large red & black snowflake sweater that had been hanging around my sewing room for awhile (100% wool). The inside lining is made from a super soft and also very warm light red 70% angora 30% wool sweater. I used a zipper for the closure again (I'm really liking the zippers!). Oh, and the plastic snap caps glow-in-the-dark, I just thought that would be fun.