Today is day 3 of Kids Clothes Week. I have been very busy in the sewing room and loving every second of it. I’ll keep this post short and sweet so that I can maximize my time sewing…
I have fallen in love with the Bimaa Sweater Patter by LoubeeClothing. Erin from Our Family Four suggested I try the pattern and boy am I ever glad I followed her advice. (And funny enough, as I visited her site today to copy/paste her web link, I noticed that she is showing off her own version of the Bimaa sweater… check it out!)
It takes me less than two hours to make each sweater, entirely with my serger. You can go absolutely bonkers with your fabric, sort of like I did here. I’ve been following a few Finnish blogs lately and dig the way they pair up very colourful childlike fabrics with neutrals or solids. So this is my take on the Bimaa sweater, Finn style.
For Alix, I used fabric purchased from a German Etsy store called Seligkeitsding. The sleeves fabric is called “En Route”, while the inside of the hoodie is “Cloud”. The quality of these jerseys is amazing… super soft yet thick enough to not cause me any issues sewing. The navy blue jersey was on sale at Fabricland.
For Gaëlle, I just the shawl version. The toadstool jersey comes from Loiseau Fabrics in Calgary. This store shipped in about 2 hours from me placing my order. It arrived 2 days later. Let’s just say that I will order from Loiseau Fabrics again and again… Oh, and look at that! I am just noticing that the toadstool jersey happens to be on sale right now…
In order to obtain the cooperation seen above, I needed to promise the post photography session sugary treat seen below.
I still have plans to make the cowl neck version of this pattern. Now if only it came in adult sizes too!!!!
I’ll be back soon with more creations from KCS week. Until then…. Happy sewing my friends!