Project #2, and this was a fun one. I purchased the Sew Fab e-Pattern bundle last fall and the bimaa sweater from LouBee clothing was one of the included patterns. It comes with a shawl, cowl, and hoodie version. I’m not completed sold on cowls for kids but I love a good hoodie.
This is a size 4 and, as noted in the pattern and most reviews, this has a super slim fit. I love the fit on E but when in doubt I’d go up a size and ensure that you use a very stretchy fabric. I used a super-thin, super stretchy knit from Girl Charlee that is now out of stock. The pin dots appear to be made with metallic puffy paint. Not quite what I was expecting, but that’s what happens when you buy fabric online.
In addition to a great fit, this pattern was so much fun to sew. Once I got through cutting out the slippery fabric this thing came together in no time. There weren’t any tricky parts. Everything matched up. And the best part- I did the entire thing on the serger. Sleeve and waist bands mean no hemming. I may be adding cuffs to all my shirts because I love the clean finish (and so far I’ve been unsuccessful with hemming knits).
While the fit is super slim, the hood is plenty roomy.
E loved the results. She was dancing all around the yard. I imagine many more bimaa sweaters in our future.