Saturday, March 02, 2013

A New Sleeper

First all - Thank you  so much for all the congratulations and kind words on the birth of this new little guy.  He is such a sweetie and he has stolen my heart.

Friday is my day off and visiting hours are Noon to 8 p.m., so what is a new Nana to do?  Make her 5 lb grandson a sleeper that will fit.

I used a preemie pattern I have had for years, I use to make them for Newborns in Need and donate to hospitals.  The sizing was 2-3 pounds and 4-6 pounds.  I tried to find the link but I get an error now.  Here is a similar pattern  and the smaller size and here is some sleepers for the preemie patterns at Pattern Review

Here is the little sleeper I made

My pattern is for a footed sleeper, I eliminated the feet, afraid the sleeper would be too short.  I doubled the cuffs on the leg so Erin could roll them down for a bit more length if needed. I had this cute little patch and added it to the front.  He might need a hat to match.

I have plans for a second one after I see how this one fits.

This was a fun project, he will have something that fits him now and it was the fraction of the price of RTW preemie outfits.

I do love my KAM snap press it made this sleeper quick and easy to make.  


  1. Looks so cute! Don't you just love sewing for little babies??? J

  2. Sweet little sleeper. You lady, are gone. Your heart will never be the same.

  3. I agree your heart is never the same!

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  5. Oh my goodness, first of all...CONGRATULATIONS! Your new little grandson is adorable. His new outfit is super cute. A hat to match sounds perfect :)

  6. Anonymous12:40 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS LORI!!!! You're gonna LOVE being a grandma!!! Yes, little bitty baby clothes are sooooo much fun to sew!!!! Super cute sleeper & super duper cute baby!
    (Stash Empress)

  7. Congratulations! Hope things are going well and both he and mom will be home very soon.

  8. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Congratulations Lori! Such a cute sleeper; I know both baby and Erin will be very appreciative.

  9. Anonymous1:28 PM

    This is so cute!

  10. I know I'm a little late, but congratulations on your first grandchild. He is beautiful. I love this sleeper.