Thursday, September 17, 2009

Llama Wool Sleep Sack

Another custom sleep sack! For this one, the buyer specified the measurements (14x32 inches), but left the design up to me. I used a very interesting sweater that I had been holding on to for quite some time. The tag said "100% Llama wool, hand knit in Bolivia". I also decided to try a zipper closure down the front on this sleep sack (reclaimed zipper from an eddie bauer sweater). I think it turned out pretty cute, here are the front and back views:

The inside lining was more of a challenge because I didn't have much in the way of a super huge very soft and thin wool sweater. Rather than spending weeks of daily thrift-store trips, hoping to get lucky (not much selection in this small town), I found the softest large scraps I had and pieced them together patchwork style for the lining. The yellow is a super-soft cashmere, and the black is a silk/cashmere blend (so luxurious to the touch!). All the rest of the pieces are merino wool, also very soft. These are the front & back inside out photos: