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.
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)
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!