When Megan asked me if I would like to write a guest blog for the re-release of the Rowan bodysuit & tee pattern, I was so excited! This is such a timeless pattern and there are so many ways I could hack it; I was just buzzing to get started. I initially wanted to make a bishop style sleeve to go with the turtleneck tee, View C (there is an amazing tutorial for bishop sleeves on the blog if you’re keen to give it a go yourself). But when I received the fabric, I had an even better idea…a bodycon dress!!!
I am so pleased with how this turned out! Bodycon dresses are a staple piece in the wardrobe and a turtleneck, long-sleeved version would be great for the cooler days. I can picture myself wearing this dress casually in the day with sandals, or on nights out, dressed up with heels. I was going for a slim, pencil style skirt that drew in around the calves; a shape that hugged the body. Mine includes a side split but you could omit this and have an even more snug shape. [Read more…]