When Sarah put the call out for tourists for her Bimaa Sweater Blog Tour, I almost missed out! I was in New Zealand, away from a lot of technology, but quick-thinking and amazing Kat quickly put my name down for me as well! I swear I am the Bimaa Sweater's biggest fan girl, (maybe also LouBeeClothing's too!) and I am willing to throwdown (sewdown?) anyone who wants to challenge me on that!
Aren't I lucky that Kat nabbed me a spot? If you haven't already, you need to check out the pure awesomeness that is Kat's stop on the tour. She made a Finn the Human (Adventure Time) Bimaa for her oldest daughter and a Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro) Bimaa for her youngest daughter. My mind is blown. That girl has this crazy gift of sewing exactly what she dreams up.
Okay, back to me, Vincent and Edison in Bimaas and the amazing Sarah of LouBeeClothing who made this pattern!
Just last week I made the coolest Bimaa Sweater I have made to date, Vincent's Viking Bimaa, so I knew for the tour I had to try really hard to make something just as cool.What is cooler than one Bimaa? TWO BIMAAS.
Since I first made the Bimaa, I really wanted to make the cowl big enough to be worn as a hood. Today my dreams have come true.
In the photo above you can see my helpful little Tigers demonstrating how tall I made the cowl necks to make them go over their heads. Hilarious. I also added a little black patch pocket to Vincent's. I'm really into contrast patch pockets lately, plus until I sew their name tags into the shirts I will be able to tell who's is who's (yep, Eddie was asleep when I drafted up her cowl hood so Vincent tried it on for me. Fit him perfectly ahha).
This is the last of my metres of tiger print jersey! I've made many many things out of it and I'm kinda sad to see it go. I only intended on making one Tiger Bima for Eddie, but I decided to make another for Vincent because (a) matching kids is so cute and (b) he'd asked for a tiger t-shirt with ears for a very long time and I had to use the last of the fabric for him before it was too late!
Vincent will now demonstrate for you what it looks like with the hood up and down from the front and back. Ready?
|Hood Up and Model Pose!|
Want to see all my other Bimaas? Click the images to go to the posts!
Check out the other stops on the tour! It's only just begun!
Oh and some outtakes?
|Love Edison's "What are you even doing, big brother?" face|
|"Who invited this guy?"|
You can buy the Bimaa Sweater here, and I highly recommend it. This is my TNT (tried 'n' tested) pattern for Edison, and is fast becoming a staple pattern for Vincent too! If you are feeling lucky, you can enter the giveaway! It finishes on the 20th, AEST (so that's like the 19th for my American friends).a Rafflecopter giveaway