So, as predicted, I spent all of day 3 in bed feeling utterly queasy and as though someone had run me over with a truck. There was no thought of sewing. Yesterday I woke up feeling much better, but the thought of returning to the Izzy Top, which I had blogged about while nauseated, made me feel nauseated again. Does that happen to you? The thing that you eat, or watch, or do, while nauseated, nauseates you when you do it again later? This happened to me with knitting, of all things, during my pregnancy with my second daughter - I was not able to knit again for months after the morning sickness passed.
Anyway, thankfully, I had another project cut out and waiting to be sewn - a cotton interlock sleep sack for my son for the spring and summer. I used Kwik Sew 3809, which I used last fall to make a couple of fleece sacks. It's a sleep sack pattern, folks. There really isn't much to say about it, except I appreciate that Kwik Sew uses a thicker, sturdier paper for their patterns than other companies (*coughcoughSimplicitycoughcough*). The sleeveless variation, which is the only one I have made, is super-quick to sew up.
I bought the material at Land of Oh while pregnant with my son, intending to sew up some tiny baby sleep-n-plays, but it never happened. I figured I'd better use it up now, as the print, while totally adorable, is a little on the juvenile side. Also, I never noticed until now, that the hot-air balloons say "Basic Elle" on them. Land of Oh is in South Korea so I'm guessing this fabric is of Asian origin. I have seen other fabrics from Asia (like some Kokka prints) with strange words on them. That roll of label twill-tape that I got (also from Land of Oh) and used on my recent Class Picnics, has some labels on it that say "Sunbonnet" instead of "Handmade." ?
What looks like pill on the picture above is actually just graininess - the fabric is lovely and smooth.
Actually, Land of Oh knits seem to be a really nice quality so even though they are quite pricey, I think I will order from them again. I have been let down by the vast majority of my reasonably-priced purchases from a very popular Stateside knit fabric purveyor (pill city!) so I'm ready to spring for better quality. I can't stop thinking about this gorgeous floral cotton-lycra jersey. (Note, I am not affiliated with them in any way; I was just really happy with my fabric purchase last year and plan to buy there again).
I have some of the interlock left so I'll probably use it for tshirts for him this summer. I used a dark teal cotton-lycra jersey for the neckband, and the zipper is a local purchase.