So as I mentioned, there is this huge pattern bundle sale going on right now. The Sew Fab Sale and I’m not going to lie, this is my favorite pattern in the bundle. I guess I can’t really say that because I haven’t had the chance to make every pattern but seriously, I LOVE this pattern. It’s the Bimaa Sweater by Sarah at Lou Bee Clothing.
The fit on it is so great. I love a nice fitted hoodie on a girl, something about it makes it a bit more feminine, no matter what the print. I also love the length of the sweater. Sarah’s instructions and photos are so nice and clear. Shirt patterns come together pretty quick for me now but I’d say a beginner could sew this sweater as well. I’ve made this pattern twice now. The first time around I made it too small. My own fault, I picked a size smaller than I usually do for whatever reason and it was just too tight. Second time around I sized up a bit and despite the fabric not having a ton of stretch it fits just right.
If you do decide to make this sweater I highly recommend you go with Sarah’s recommendations and use a four way stretch knit fabric.
I also love the large hood. I used a fleece outer and lining on Ara’s and next time I think I would go with a lighter weight lining just because the hood is a bit stiff.
The pattern also comes with a cowl neck option or a shawl neck. I plan to do the cowl neck next.
Forgive all the photos but I’m a little biased in the whole “my daughter is adorable” thing.
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