Monday, September 30, 2013

Bimma + Fancy Pants: A Cute & Comfy Outfit


This girl. She is so full of light. She of course has her cranky, whiny moments, but mostly she is happy and bright and I love her all the more for it.

I wanted to try out some of the patterns from the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle (affiliate link), so I started with these two gems.


The Bimma Sweater (reg price $7.95) and Fancy Pants Leggings (reg price $9.00) are both super fast and easy patterns. I was especially pleased with how well they fit my skinny girl. Don't they look great on her?



I sewed up the Bimma in a size 5 (she usually wears 5T right now) and it fits her perfectly. Most of the sweater is made from this rad knit from my favorite local fabric shop, Sew to Speak. It was 50% off in the shop on the day I went in, so major score there. The brown around the cuff and waistband are from a random old t-shirt in my to-be-cut-up pile.


I sewed up the cowl neck option (other options include a hood or a shawl collar) and I love the way it drapes. It's cozy, almost like wearing a scarf that won't fall off, but it doesn't get in the way while she's moves and plays. I think we all need to start a petition for this pattern to come in women's sizes. I want one real bad.


And just because I always want to know what things look like from the back, here's a back view for you. :)



The bottom half of this outfit are the Fancy Pants Leggings. Can I just tell you how much I'm in love with these little pants? Let me tell you why...



First of all, there's an extra panel for the bum, so the fit is great. Second of all, the waistband is sewn on and requires no elastic which makes me so happy. I kind of hate having to buy extra elastic. And, third of all, the perfectly skinny legs are just perfect on my skinny girl. Super flattering and cozy and cute.


There are also several options for variations in this pattern, but for this pair I kept things simple and just did the regular waistband. I didn't even sew the ankle cuffs on because I made these pants from a thrifted knit sheet and I just used the existing hem on the sheet as the bottom of the pants. These pants are easy to begin with, but that doesn't mean I won't cut corners whenever I can. ;)

Oh, and I made these in size 4T. She's actually wearing a mix of 4T and 5T pants now, so I was worried these would be too short, but they're perfect. The pattern only goes up to a 4T (sad face), but they would be super easy to lengthen (happy face!), which is exactly what I plan to do when she grows.

Update: Thank you to my readers for correcting me. The pattern actually goes up through size 10. Yay!


And, again, here's the back. Ta-da...


This is another pattern that I'm kind of jealous of and want in my size. They look so comfy and cozy on her and I know we'll get a lot of use out of them. They'll work great as regular leggings and pj pants, but I also think they'll be perfect to wear to gymnastics or as thick tights under her skirts during these fall and winter months.


Overall, a super comfy outfit. And super fast and easy. I'll definitely be making both of these again... and again and again. I mean, look at that girl. Who could resist? She didn't even want to take them off when we finished taking pictures. And I for one don't blame her.


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P.S. This last pose was all her doing. :)

11 comments:

Desiree @ Wee Share said...

I THOUGHT they only went up to 4T, too... but the pattern pieces are just separated. The bigger size pieces are after the ones that go up to 4T :)

Katie Lewis said...

Oh, thank you! Can't believe I didn't notice that. I'll fix that in the post. :)

Kathy Haynie said...

What a darling outfit. Yes, I was also thinking, "I want that top pattern for me!" Nice job, Katie!

Rooster Cogburn said...

AH! That girl!! I just want to squeeze her up!

Rooster Cogburn said...

(From Lisa)

Sarah @ EmmylouBeeDoo said...

What a perfectly comfy and cute outfit!!! I love them both! :D

kristin said...

So so so cute, Katie!! And your little gal is a doll. By the way, three words for you: Sewaholic Renfrew Top. Check it out. ;)

hey june said...

haha, I just jumped on here to mention the renfrew top but Kristin beat me to it :) Seriously, check it out! I was totally going to make this outfit this week to, with all my free time from Project Sewn ;) I just love the combo of these two patterns together! You picked the best fabric combo too!

★Max California said...

Super cute! I made like 900 bimaas and fancy pants this last week haha. I can zip through a pair of fancy pants in the blink of an eye now ^_^

Emily said...

SO CUTE! I love this little outfit on your cute, cute girl. Now if only I could sew then I could make some for Miss P. when she gets much, much bigger.... :)

Laura said...

This is such a cute outfit. I love the contrast between the awesome print for the bimaa and the grey leggings. The fit looks great for both pattern too.