A Sickening Green Bimaa

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

If you are a fellow blogger, do you ever sit down to write a post and feel like you have nothing really interesting to say? You've got the photos you wanted, you completed what you intended to write about, but what to say about it alludes you? 

That's me tonight, as I try to write something, anything. Maybe it has to do with the cold making me grumpy. This Texas girl does not handle cold well! And, don't get me started on the school closings. I mean, a delayed start today with absolutely nothing on the roads followed by an early closing for the 2.5 minutes of snow this afternoon. Seriously?!? My northern friends would laugh at this stuff!

Ok, Let's just take a moment to look at this girl's smile. There, that's better!

So, how about I just tell you about this little outfit?!? The skirt is the Potato Chip skirt by Tie Dye Diva made up in a Jennifer Paganelli print. It is a super quick sew with great pockets. I used a bit of knit from the top with interfacing to create some piping at the pockets. Simple and cute. 

 I've been wanting to sew a Bimaa sweater for quite a while now. The 3 neck options, cowl neck, shawl collar, and hood, give you variety. I've always loved the cute tighter fit on toddler bellies. Of course, it made me realize Tandy doesn't seem to have a toddler belly any longer. Oh no!! But, I love this top! I love the fit, and I love the pretty emerald Robert Kaufman knit. I could live in a top like this! Well, the tighter fit wouldn't work so well for my mid-section, but you get what I mean.

Tandy on the other hand will not live in this top. Let's suffice it to say cowl necks are not her thing. Somehow she managed to forget about it during the photo session, but as soon as we got in the car, well, we couldn't get it off fast enough. She is now terrified of it. I even tried getting her to play peek-a-boo in the cowl. No such luck!

Sometimes, that's the hard thing about sewing. You can't return it to the shop. After the hours and the fabric you put into it, you just have to let it be. There are somethings you can "fix", but others you have to let go. I was a little sick over this one, but I'm just going to hope my niece will appreciate the never really worn hand-me-down. It's all a part of this little creative journey!!
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