The Wee Professor is my first winter baby, so as I've been sewing snuggly fleece jammies for my big kids, I couldn't neglect him! I really prefer a sleep sacque for wee babies, but footed sleepers are a nice thing to have as well. I was so excited to win Ann's giveaway of this adorable sleep sacque pattern, but until it comes, I decided to sew up a footed sleeper from the most recent issue of Ottobre. I really prefer a front zip closure, so I made a few modifications.
Ottobre 06/2010-5, but with a front zip closure, no pocket and no rear diaper flap. This pattern felt a bit like an afterthought in a magazine full of well planned and thought out garments. The pattern didn't even include full dimensions for the binding - just "cut binding 4 cm wide". I measured along the pattern pieces where I was binding the edges and cut that amount, then trimmed off the extra, since I had stretched it a little to sew it on. Typically Otto includes a separate pattern pieces for the binding, so I was a little surprised at the omission here.
It seems like all I've sewn this month is fleece. Perhaps I'll find something new to sew next... Until my bunting pattern gets here, that is!