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Rowan Curve Tester Round Up

Rowan Curve tester round up

We are so excited about today’s post! It’s a Tester Round Up (which you all know we love)…BUT, it’s extra special today because it’s one of our first Curve specific tester roundups!!

When we were developing the extended sizing for our Rowan pattern we were so excited to get the Curve pattern out to test.  The Rowan Bodysuit & Tee was tested when it was originally released (you can see all the fab makes here on the blog) but we feel it is really important to make sure our Curve makers love the fit of the pattern as well. Fit is so important when sewing knits with negative ease and we’re so thrilled with how the testers makes turned out!

Make sure you check out all of our testers & their Instagram accounts to see what sewing inspiration they are sharing! Let’s check out their Rowans!

Denise's View A of the Rowan Curve pattern Denise's View A of the Rowan Curve patternWHO

Denise // Find her at @denise.does

MADE

View A // Short sleeve crew neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Super straightforward & I liked that the sleeves had no notches and were sewn in straight rather than in the round. I love it for a close-fitting tee and will be great for layering.

Nique's Rowan View A Nique's Rowan View A Nique's Rowan View AWHO

Nique // Find her at @nique_et

MADE

View A // Short sleeve crew neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Feels empowering to wear.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I hope to make a v-neck bodysuit. Then hack the (crew neck) pattern into a two-piece suit.

Wikky and her View B 3/4 sleeve Rowan Wikky and her View B 3/4 sleeve Rowan WHO

Wikky // Find her at @wikkyockhorst

MADE

View B // 3/4 sleeve V-neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fit! I have never had a tee that fitted so well.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’ve already made a second one in a cotton jersey, a v-neck with short sleeve. Planning to make some long-sleeved versions for winter too, v-neck and turtleneck. Also, I want to try a bodysuit in lycra as a test run for a swimsuit. This is such a wardrobe builder, I love it!

Claudoa's gorgeous Rowan turtleneck Claudoa's gorgeous Rowan V-neckWHO

Claudia // Check out her makes on Instagram @claudia_cortellino

MADE

View E // 3/4 sleeve V-neck bodysuit & View A // Short sleeve crew neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fit felt great and it was a straight forward sew and a first-timer for V-neck and clasps. I still succeeded in completing the bodysuit!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Another bodice with added length for low vertical stretch fabric MN cotton jersey. Make longer length arms to include thumb holds and tighter arm fit.

Sonia's gorgeous Rowan Curve tee Sonia's gorgeous Rowan Curve teeSonia's gorgeous Rowan Curve teeWHO

Sonia // Check out her makes on Instagram @sonnie.sews

MADE

View B // V-neck tee with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of construction – it comes together so effortlessly.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’m loving trying different knits for different results. I’ve made a lurex ribbed crew with long sleeves, a rayon spandex short-sleeved turtleneck and a cotton Lycra short-sleeved V neck.
This pattern makes a great layering piece.

Lauren Mills and her crew neck Rowan Lauren Mills and her crew neck Rowan Lauren Mills and her crew neck RowanWHO

Lauren //

MADE

View A // Crew neck tee with short sleeves

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The way the pattern was designed with the top and the bottom to save paper. It was quite nice and made it easy to cut.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I would like to make a few with some CL that I’ve been saving.

Holly and her wonderful Rowan hack Holly and her wonderful Rowan hack Holly and her wonderful Rowan hackWHO

Holly // Find her at @tracedwear

MADE

View B // 3/4 sleeve V-neck tee with hacked sleeves and waist tie

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

My favorite thing with The Rowan Curve was the simplicity of the design and the reward of a beautifully-fitting top once sewn up. Just an all-around satisfying make.

WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF THE PATTERN

I made a short-sleeved V-neck for my first make. For the 2nd top, I added full circle flounce to the lower sleeves and a hem band w/ tie feature to Version B. It looks so fun and retro! I want to do more hacks on the sleeves in future versions.

Pam's Rowan top Pam's Rowan topWHO

Pam // Find her at @josephinesews or on her blog Josephine Sews.

MADE

View D // Crew neck bodysuit with 3/4 sleeves

Astrid's amazing Rowan bodysuit with turtleneck! Astrid's amazing Rowan bodysuit with turtleneck! Astrid's amazing Rowan bodysuit with turtleneck!WHO

Astrid // Find her on Instagram @astrid_beckmann

MADE

View F // Long sleeve bodysuit with turtleneck

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

It fits my curves and brings me the long looked for shirt pattern!

WHAT SHE THOUGHT OF THE PATTERN

Be brave and try a bodysuit!

Britney's beautiful white turtleneck Rowan Britney's beautiful white turtleneck Rowan Britney's beautiful white turtleneck RowanWHO

Britney // Find her on Instagram @magiquemaker

MADE

View C // Long sleeve tee with turtleneck

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love the genius of the Mix and match pattern pieces! It’s very easy to use them and it makes the PDF taping so much easier.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING TO MAKE NEXT

Yes! I want to make some bodysuit versions to wear with skirts and I really want to make some more turtleneck versions for the coming fall months.

Emily's sunny Rowan V-neck Tee Emily's sunny Rowan V-neck TeeWHO

Emily // Find her at @emilyruthdesigns

MADE

View B // 3/4 sleeve V-neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Ease of construction and satisfying finish.

WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE PATTERN

Very beginner-friendly and a fun, fast sew!

Lisa's View A Rowan Curve Lisa's View A Rowan Curve Lisa's View A Rowan Curve WHO

Lisa // Find her at @sew_what73

MADE

View A // Short sleeve crew neck tee

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The multitude of variations, so versatile. A simple sew and versatile pattern which can easily fit into anyone’s wardrobe

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING TO MAKE NEXT

I want to try the turtleneck bodysuit as a layering piece for Autumn. I have sewn the short sleeve crew neck so far.


// LOOKING FOR MORE ROWAN POSTS? //

We’d love to see what you’re creating from the Rowan bodysuit and tee pattern or the Rowan Curve bodysuit and tee pattern! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNRowan and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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Order Rowan today in sizes 0-20 or Curve sizes 14-30!

About Author

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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