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Simple Seams Sleepsack pattern review

I have a good friend who has come out with her first pattern a few months ago and she gave me a pattern to try out and review.

Here's how mine turned out...
First a little blurb from Karen...
Hello!  I'm Karen from Twice as Nice Boutique.  I am a christian, wife, mom, and sister.  I am grateful to God every day for all he has given me - a wonderful husband of 7.5 years, 2 daughters, loving parents, 6 (yes 6!) sisters, one brother, and the ability to sew!  
I love my kids, and also love being able to incorporate sewing into my weekly schedule.   I have made them coats, shirts, skirts, dresses, doll clothes, quilts, costumes and anything else that can be made.  When I go shopping with my girls, and they see something they like, they ask "Mom, can you make me one like this?!?", and when we get home, run and pick out the fabric they like for it!   I tend to buy fabric by the bolt now, and my fabric stash (and scrap bin) grow on a weekly basis! 
I love what I do - being able to take fabric and mold it into something new and usable is a rewarding experience.  I began to sew Sleep Sacks in March 2009.  The number of sold ones too date is 111. Some are in Australia, a few in Ireland and France, and most in Canada and USA.  My older sister encouraged me to sell them, and after trying a commercial pattern, I came up with my own design.  I wanted to have my pattern produced so others, like me, could make their own, out of fabrics they had and adored, in any or all sizes they desired.   In November of 2009, my pattern was ready to be sold.  To date 17 people have purchased one.  I am still in awe at how fast all of this has gone.  I never dreamed that so many Sleep Sacks would sell so fast. 
Well, that's all, I hope you come check out my shop- TwiceAsNiceBoutique.etsy.com, and my blog, TwiceAsNiceBoutique.blogspot.com

On to my review...
I pieced two fabrics together just because I love the look.  And used flannel I had in my drawer for the inside (hence the different colours)
I cut it at 12 months and it fits my teeny tiny 13 month old with room to grow. I made one mistake and cut the front neck line at the 6 month line so it's a bit high in the front but still works just fine.

It's a great pattern for a beginner. The hardest part would be the zipper but it's a great project to try one on for the first time if you haven't yet. I love the fact that everything is nicely finished (no raw edges anywhere) and that you can make it thin for summer or add an extra layer for the colder months.

The one thing I'm not sure I love is the narrowness of it.  The sleepsacks I've made before are all roomier by the legs giving room to kick.  I've watched her move around in it though and she doesn't seem to mind.  I think it might just be personal preference.
Oh Sophie...we love you!
One more thing...we have a giveaway for you!  Karen is giving away one pattern to one of you lovely readers!  Leave a comment, let me know if you're a follower and/or let others know about the giveaway on your blog (separate comment for each) and I'll pick a random winner on Monday, Feb.8th in the evening.

I'm linking up with Amylouwho's Sew and Tell.  Go on and check out what everyone else has been up to this week!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

  1. oh...very pretty.

    visitng you from sew & tell

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  2. Very pretty colours!! Sleep sacks are wonderful for little wigglers. My oldest slept in a merino sleep sack until he was about 19 months. He learnt to walk/run in it hehe. It looked very cute. Sophie is adorable.

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  3. Oooh! I need to make some of these for my youngest. Can you make this pattern in fleece?

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  4. So cute! Where were these 20+ years ago?

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  5. this is adorable....i am a follower. your model is very cute

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  6. I am a follower and I would LOVE to win this pattern! I have a new grandbaby on the way. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Sew cute!!! Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.
    Blessings,
    KT

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  8. Thanks again! I am a follower!

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  9. Love the pattern and would love to give it a go! Yours looks great!

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  10. Cute! Love it with two fabrics!

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  11. thanks for the reminder...i am a follower

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  12. Suzanne, I love the colours you chose. Too fun.
    I'm a follower of course.

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  13. Love it! That Sophie is so darn cute. :) I just made my first sleep sack by copying one someone had given me and I think I'd do better with a pattern to help me along. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. The polka dots are so cute! So is your little one! Love her red hair. :)

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  15. That looks like a great pattern! I've made sleep sacks before using a Kwik Sew pattern for fleece. I love that this one can utilize woven fabrics and is sleeveless. With baby #2 on the way, this pattern is now right at the top of my list. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. These sleep sacks are a great idea and Sophie is adorable. Thanks for the review of this pattern.

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  17. I need one of those for my baby this summer would love to have that pattern.
    Harriet
    And Sophie is very cute

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  18. Gosh your daughter in her slpeepsack is super cute. Thanks for the pattern review.

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  19. I've always wanted to make one but never had a good pattern to go by!
    Ashley V

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  20. Oh! I'd love to try this pattern! I think it would make wonderful baby gifts!

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  21. oh awesome, I've been wanting to make one of these for a while and it would definately save me time not having to figure it out on my own first!
    and I'm a follower!

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  22. Do you know that I actually need to make one of these asap? Penny is outgrowing her biggest one quickly but it is still so cold at night. I was going to try to figure it out on my own but this would certainly save time.

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  23. This is a wonderful pattern and would be a great thing for me to make for my new grandson!

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  24. So cute. I never would have guessed you were using up stash fabrics if you hadn't told me. You must have a great stash!

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  25. That is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Really enjoy your posts... Great job!!

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  27. I really enjoy your posts!! Great job, and great pattern!

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