I bought this rather fabulous printed jersey from my local fabric store, Watson and Thornton. The fabric is a printed jersey called ‘Flying Away’ by Poppy Europe (which I can’t seem to find a link online for you) and was the perfect choice for the Bimaa tops.
I can’t remember exactly how much it cost, but I remember thinking at the time that it was more than I would normally pay for fabrics for the girls clothing… so I only bought half a metre (how tight am I??).
I made Emily’s Bimaa first and she completely fell in love with it, which is quite amazing as she is definitely a pretty dress kind of girl
She calls it her scarf top and is still quite confused as to why the scarf will not come off!
Charlotte was so pleased/relieved when she found out that I was making a top for her too. There was just enough of the bird print jersey left to make a shawl collar version for her.
Please excuse the white thread on the inside of the top. I only have black or white thread for the overlocker (serger) and I just couldn’t wait to get sewing so I just went with the white…lazy, lazy, lazy!
I love the shawl collar, but not as much as the cowl version…the cowl version looks more generous and I think better on a small frame. What do you think? Included with the pattern is also a hooded version (three looks for the price of one!), which I’d love to try at some point in the future.
I managed to get some pictures of the girls wearing their Bimaa tops last weekend on a (very) rare sunny day. I took a load of pictures, but the girls were full of high jinks and ‘ballet practice’ so this is the best shot you’ll get!
Did you take part in the Kids Clothes Week this time around? Drop me a line with a link to your blog…I’d love to see what you’ve been making