Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness. Honestly, hold onto your ovaries ladies because scrumptious baby cheeks, huge baby eyes and tiny little hands in an adorable sleep sack are about to come barreling straight at you!
All of this cuteness is courtesy of Ana from StraightGrain and her amazing new Lua Sleep Sack pattern.
I was thrilled when Ana asked me to pattern test for her (me along with 39 other people…this is one well-tested pattern) because two friends of mine had babies recently and I hadn’t really done much for them. Plus, I love all of the Straight Grain patterns but never have the chance to use them as they are for girl clothing. Straight Grain does have an adorable (& free!) baby/toddler bean bag pattern that I’ve been eager to try out.
Of course, two babies meant I had to pull together two sleep sacks, which I thought was going to be a big job. It turned out to be no big deal because the pattern comes together so easily.
As luck would have it, one of the babies fell asleep right away. Those silly unpredictable babies missing out on their modeling opportunities! So, I had lots of time to get pictures of the sleep sacks on this lovely lady. Look at how adorably snuggly this sleep sack is (and, yes, the baby too)!
This pattern is fantastic. It comes with the option to add piping and a contrast color at the top. I added piping to both sleep sacks because I love piping and think it made the sleep sacks instantly more ’boutique’ looking. It has a side, invisible zipper and buttons at the top. I was a bit nervous about the buttons, to be honest, but Ana’s pattern instructions include the most thorough and thoughtful way to securely attach buttons. In fact, she cautions against using snaps in case they come loose. I’ve never had a problem with loose snaps but apparently Ana has. Long story short, these buttons aren’t going anywhere as they are secured three different times in the most secure method I’ve seen! Most importantly, this sleep sack comes together easily, more easily than I expected and I learned a lot from making it. I love when that happens.
I made the second sleep sack in this lovely gold and mint chevron from Michael Miller Fabrics. Aren’t you impressed with how well my chevrons lined up around that piping?! I was pumping my fist in the air after that success, let me tell you.
As you can see, modeling is hard work and my model started to fall asleep.
Yup. She totally FELL ASLEEP in the SLEEP SACK. I cannot guarantee that result every time but it was pretty fortuitous, don’t you think?
And, right about the time she nodded off, this guy woke up bright and lively as ever! Hello little man! Meet the camera. 🙂
The pattern is for sale in Ana’s shop for only $6 but if you use the code: LUALAUNCH you get $1 off.
At $6 this pattern is a bargain but at $5 it’s a steal. Especially if you have any babies in your world, I plan on making lots of these for baby showers and new baby gifts. It’s perfect and a faster gift than a baby quilt.
p.s. Yes! I’m back from Sew Down Nashville and I have so much to share with you. Just haven’t fully gathered all of my thoughts yet.