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How to choose between Rowan & Rowan Curve

If you find yourself in the crossover 14-20 sizes and are struggling to choose between the Rowan & Rowan Curve patterns, I thought it might help to provide a visual comparison between them! Today I’ll be sharing a diagram comparing a size 18 from our 0-20 range shown in blue to the size 18 in the Curve range as shown in pink. As there are a number of pattern pieces I have only demonstrated key pattern pieces for an overall snapshot of differences.

Rowan Sewing Pattern vs Rowan Curve Sewing Pattern

As with all of our patterns, the Rowan pattern is drafted for a B cup whereas the Rowan Curve is based on our Curve block which is drafted for a D cup.

The Curve pattern is drafted with the same style and design details but with a curvy figure in mind. Key differences for the Curve patterns beyond cup size include a higher waistline, more ease in the bicep and bodice, and a longer crotch.

If you find yourself in the crossover of the two ranges in sizes 14-20 we recommend that you choose your pattern based on your cup size and personal ease preferences.

Both patterns come with the same excellent variations and all our tutorials and add-on ideas can be applied to either!


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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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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