Yesterday was day 1, and I decided it was finally time to sew up this Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing. I have had the pattern printed out for a couple of months, but I got distracted / backlogged / stymied by indecisiveness, and I hadn't made it. Truth be told, I have been in a bit of a sewing funk since the New Year and I really haven't made much. Between the yucky weather, more hours at work, and all of the sickness that has been going around, I have lacked the motivation to do anything productive at home. This project was actually the perfect kickstart to get my sew-jo back.
If I had realized how quickly this sweater went together, I might have sewn it up before now. It took me right at an hour from cutting the pattern to wearing, which is awesome. The waist and sleeves are finished with bands, so there is no hemming. She chose the shawl collar option, but the pattern also includes a hooded or cowl option.
I made the pattern in a size bigger than I normally would, since I'm afraid there is not much sweater weather left this year and I would like her to wear it next year. I made her a size 4 with 5 length. It's a slim fitting sweater, so even with sizing up, it doesn't look too big. Hopefully it will look just as good next year!
I dug this french terry out of my stash. It's a lovely french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. It actually came in a mystery box that I got a little while ago, but I love it for spring. It's a lovely color and not too heavy.
What do you think? Are you sewing for Kids Clothes Week?
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