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Bimaa Sweater pattern by Loubee Clothing sewn by

yep, i made another bimaa. i couldn't resist. i also made more go to leggings to go with. my excuse is that my heather ross jersey needed (yes, needed) to be a bimaa. it told me...i swear ;) 

my little one loved her first bimaa sweater (click here to read our pattern review) so much she asked me for another. i happily obliged. who could resist that sweet face asking me to sew her some more clothes? both of these items whip up so quickly they are very rewarding projects to sew and practice your sewing with knits skills with.

Bimaa Sweater pattern by Loubee Clothing sewn by

i really enjoyed sewing with the heather ross briar rose jersey. it's a nice thick knit that still has lots of stretch and drape. it's gorgeous and i have some of the strawberry print too! can't wait to sew with it as well! the leggings are a fun coral toned stretch from it's been so fun this week sewing for the sew fab e-pattern bundle sale. it really got my butt in gear to make some new clothes for my girls and also support other independent pattern designers. i have more on my list to make from the bundle. i really want to get a greenpoint cardigan whipped up as well. we'll see how the weekend goes :)

Bimaa Sweater pattern by Loubee Clothing sewn by

Bimaa Sweater pattern by Loubee Clothing sewn by
Bimaa Sweater pattern by Loubee Clothing sewn by

i now need to order some more heather ross "briar rose" jersey (from windham fabrics) to make myself an adult sized bimaa! you can get the renfrew top from sewaholic patterns that looks just like it. sweet!!! i'm going to order one asap so i can be twinsies with my girlies! lol!

want to know more about the awesome sew fab bundle? click below to find out more! or click HERE to buy it now!

what have you sewn from the sew fab e-pattern bundle? i want to see!!!! share your links and pics so we can see what you've been sewing!


Ananda Pants pattern by Chopstix Patterns sewn by

i think i've finally found the perfect pants to satisfy my very clothing sensitive girl! 

the ananda pants from chopstix patterns (aka jenny from the southern institute) are part of the awesome sew fab e-pattern bundle that's on sale right now! you can grab 26 rockin' patterns for the special one week only price of $29.95 (click HERE to buy now)! woot woot!

Ananda Pants pattern by Chopstix Patterns sewn by

i've been having a fab time sewing the patterns and the ananda pants didn't let me down. they are sooooo fast! like really fast! no hemming, a simple waistband, i swear it took me longer to cut them out than to sew! now that's my kind of pant!

bonus is my girly has not taken them off! she loves both the pairs i have made her! she even wanted to wear them to bed! that's a great thing in our house! no tears over getting dressed makes me a happy momma! she's got her ananda pants on with our recently made bateau top from aesthetic nest! you can read our review about that pattern here.
 Ananda Pants pattern by Chopstix Patterns sewn by

Ananda Pants pattern by Chopstix Patterns sewn by
Ananda Pants pattern by Chopstix Patterns sewn by

all the knits in this post are from if you use the coupon code "LUVMOMMY" you can get 10% through till 10/31. so stock up! i've been over the moon happy with my knits from there and the shipping is so reasonable to canada.

want to know more about the awesome sew fab bundle? click below to find out more! or click HERE to buy it now!

have you started sewing from the sew fab e-pattern bundle yet? have you made the ananda pants? what's your fave knit to sew with at the moment? leave me a comment - i love hearing from you!


Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by

ok, seriously, i am so addicted to this pattern.  it's the bimaa sweater pattern from lou bee clothing! i have already made 2. i can't stop. i want to make more. 

i want my girly to wear this everyday...haha. that's how much i love sewing it and love her wearing it. sarah (of the blog emmyloubeedoo) has designed such a fun sew that's also a great intro to sewing with knits. it's easy, fast and you get such a fabulous and professional looking result. all my fave things in one pattern!!!

Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by

it's also part of the sew fab e-pattern bundle that's on for this week only! you can grab the bimaa sweater along with 25 other fab patterns for the awesome deal of only $29.95! it's a steal if you ask me. you can read more about the bundle sale here.

now...back to the cuteness that is the bimaa top on my girly!

i used this fun print called bunny rabbit silhouette from girl charlee that my little one specifically requested. she loves purple so the bimaa top paired with some newly sewn leggings - the go to patterns leggings from go to patterns in a tribal print from girl charlee (sorry - sold out) made her month. she adores them both and the fits were both spot on. don't look too closely at the leggings though...i know the prints don't perfectly align but so i was having so much fun sewing them and was on such a roll i couldn't bear to be finicky that day :) i had a blast and she loves them so it's a win/win. i also really enjoyed the go to leggings as well. so many options! they will be a well  used pattern in our house for sure!

Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by

Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by
Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by
Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by
Bimaa Top Pattern by LouBee sewn by

i highly recommend this pattern if you're looking for a great wardrobe staple for both a boy and a girl. the bimaa sweater comes in a hood/shawl and cowl neck version! adorbs! 

- fabrics used: top made with bunny rabbit silhouette by, leggings made with black ethnic on purple cotton jersey (sold out) from
- patterns used: sweater made using the bimaa sweater by loubee clothing, go to leggings from go to patterns.
- modifications: none

looking for some fun knits to use for all the patterns from the sew fab bundle?

use code "LUVMOMMY" for 10% off at girl charlee fabrics till oct. 31st!!!

you can get the bimaa sweater as part of the SEW FAB E-PATTERN BUNDLE on THIS WEEK ONLY! 26 patterns for only $29.95!! wowsa! have fun with it!

have you sewn the bimaa sweater? do you like sewing with knits? let's chat sewing ladies! fill me in on what you've been sewing! coffee's on!


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i've been happily stitching up some awesome and fun patterns for my girls from some great designers that i hope to show you this week!  

best part of it all is that today is the launch of the sew fab e-pattern bundle sale! yay! this seasons bundle is awesome if you ask me! i have only made a few of the patterns and i have tons more to go! there are 26 in total! yessss! so much good stuff!

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with school in full swing, christmas coming and the next season of kids clothes week coming up what better time to get sewing. i know i will be! i'm also hoping to get a few things done for me too out of the bundle and that's the best part - there is a great variety of patterns in the bundle. girls, boys, ladies, accessories etc....which means more sewing fun!

you can find all the details about the sew fab e-pattern sale and all the patterns and wonderful designers involved below! i can't wait to show you some of the goodies i've sewn up this week! happy sewing my friends!

Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013 Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event!

Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more!  This sale is bigger and better than the first, with plenty of patterns to get you through the fall and winter (if you live on this side of the hemisphere), and a few warm weather patterns thrown in for those of you who live on the other side of the world.  You'll also find more gender neutral patterns for those of you who are sewing for boys.  And what about you?  Of course there are a few women's patterns thrown in for some selfish sewing too!

Over the past several weeks a lot of behind the scenes planning has taken place to bring you this newest bundle of ePatterns from many of the top established and up and coming online sewing pattern designers.  The result is a bundle of 26 PDF sewing patterns that you're going to love!

For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers have come together to bring you 26 of their best PDF patterns, valued together at well over $2oo.oofor the incredible price of $29.95!!!  That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!  Plus you can enter to win a dream of a giveaway with several prize packages from some of your favorite online fabric shops!
For less than $30.00 you will have a library of resources that you can use over and over again.
Now for the good stuff... the PATTERNS!

26 amazing ePatterns from 26 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle.  Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the images for more  information about each pattern.)

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1) Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo  2) Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX  3) The Sally Dress from Very Shannon  4) Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets  5) Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake 6) Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional  7) Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads  8) Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo  9)Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless  10) Ruffle Dress from Sumo's Sweet Stuff  11) Go To Cape for Women  12) Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten  13) Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns  14) Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew  15) Tumble Tee from imaginegnats  16) Nituna Jacket from Figgy's  17) Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June  18) Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado  19) Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy  20) Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing,  21) Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom  22) Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio   23) Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus  24) Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen  25) Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft  26) Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress

The designers that have joined this sale are experts in their craft.  Each designer has contributed one of their favorite patterns to create a bundle that is sure to please!  Whether you are sewing for your own family or making gifts for others, these are patterns that you will love to use.

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is!  After downloading your pattern instructions and your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will.  Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern!  At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size.  Pdf patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!
This Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from September 30th at 8 a.m. EST through October 8th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds.
You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 26 PDF sewing patterns from 26 of the best designers out there! 
The Sew Fab e-Pattern Sale! Sew Much Inspiration right at your finger tips…only $29.95! Get your bundle now!
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*Patterns included in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle are intended for personal use only.  The selling of patterns without designer's permission is prohibited and punishable by law.  Please contact individual designers for licensing requirements if you desire to create and sell clothing from patterns that have been purchased through this sale.
**For answers concerning sale terms and customer service questions, please see the FAQ page.
***This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!


Coming next week...

For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $200.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!
Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you'll be all set to sew for school and the coming holiday season! You'll have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this fall's bundle, but I can tell you right now that you won't be disappointed!

See you bright and early on Monday morning!