A few more steps and we'll have this one all wrapped up. It's time to set in the internal sleeves, which in this pattern start about 4 inches below the shoulder seam.
I hold the sleeve in position with tape and sew just inside the line, working inside the restraint.
Next, I topstitch a second row of stitches from the outside using the first seam as a guide. No margin for errors on this one!
I try to center the hand pocket on the side seam. Here's a closeup of the hand pocket:
And a closeup of the top of the 2 seams:
Now that we have both sleeves sewn in, major sewing operations are complete.
Oh, one more thing; I did take the time to topstitch the seam where the neck meets the body.
Finally I marked out the spacing for the lacing holes. I wanted a real fetish-y look for this project so I spaced the lacing holes pretty close together. Didn't you know more lacing = more fetish-y? It's true.
I ended up with 90 grommets on this sleepsack.
Plus the 2 on the front of the hood.
You can't really see it in this photo, but I did hand stitch the bottom of the lacing strip to the top of the heel piece. It is one seam I can't sew with the machine, as it is pretty much a closed bag at this point in the process.
That's about it. Another one for the history books.
Thanks for following along...