Monday, February 13, 2012

Baby Sleep and Sleeping Bags

Dear readers,

I'm back! Finally, after having my second baby, dealing with some sleep and feeding issues, almost eight months later I'm back to post something. Been itching to sew for months, but my little Hippo (that's the Little Wyld One #2) has kept me busy! We call him the little Hungry Hippo because when he was born he ate and grew a lot. Now he's the Hefty Hippo. He's almost as big and heavy as the Little Wyld One, whom I'm gonna call Monkey from now on. Well, Monkey is almost 2-next week in fact. Sigh, have to get busy planning something. 

I haven't been able to sew for a few months. But when Hippo wasn't sleeping well without being wrapped, I made some baby sleeping bags on the fly. I liked the ones where the bags don't have armholes in them, but they are very expensive to buy, and I'd need several. Hippo does not sleep well with his arms free, but he was getting too big to be wrapped anymore. So being quite desperate I drafted my own pattern and made 4 sleeping bags at once. 

Sorry, I don't have a tutorial-I was in a rush and just wanted to get one done. I used soft cotton knits from my stash, and long vintage zips from opshops. 

One of these days, I'll make a PDF pattern and post it here if anybody is interested. 

Speaking of PDF patterns, a friend asked that I make a PDF of my maternity skirt pattern to sell. I never thought of doing it before, and I wonder if there would be a market for it. I have no idea where to start or what sizes to offer or how much to sell it for. But if anybody has any thoughts about it, please leave a comment!

I'll leave you with a pic of my Little Wyld Men.


  1. too cute!!!! i just CnP from ur old blog that i stumbled upon. :)

    whoah!!!! what an excellent score!!!!! :) i love op-shop shopping too. i stumbled upon ur blog searching some info on the singer childrens clothes book. am really stoked abt meeting another fellow malaysian too AND the icing on the cake is that u're into sewing too!!! i am my question as this panjang lebar story is, are the patterns included for the kids clothes or just instructions also what ages do they go up to? thanks!!!


  2. Hello Yvy, thanks or stopping by. The Singer Book does not have patterns. Most of the instructions would apply to any garment sewing project of any age-not age specific. Yeah, it's great meeting a fellow Malaysian sewer in Aussie. Pity we're not in the same state! Are you on facebook?


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