Got a little more done on the sleepsack today, including sewing in the shoulders.
Those seams get glued down...
The hood is up next to be attached. It has spent the night on the hood last, so it has taken on a more 3-dimensional shape.
I re-draw the seam lines if necessary before aligning the hood, as they can rub off a bit as the sack is being assembled. You want a clear guide to make sure these 2 seams are aligned properly before sewing.
Here the hood is clipped to the neck opening, ready for sewing.
I also attached the foot pocket.
Here you can see that my side panels are made to be a bit long so I have extra to trim off in order to ensure a perfect fit. At this stage, if a side panel was short, it would be a disaster!
I don't mind having a little waste to trim at the bottom of these panels, as it is always easier to trim away than to add.
I also want to be sure to leave a little flap at the place where seams come together, to make sure there isn't a gap when the pieces are joined.
Here I'm holding the flap back so you can see the straight-cut seam allowance underneath.
Now we're ready to attach the foot pocket bottom.
First with the clips, then the sewing machine...
At this point I also want to topstitch the seam along the hood's neck-body connection.
After sewing, the foot pocket is turned right-side out, and I use a hammer to gently to flatten the seam.
I'm really happy with the way this sack is turning out...
Up next: rear zipper and lacing panel, and the internal sleeves.
We're getting there...