Do you ever fall in love with a pattern and suddenly start seeing fabric for future versions everywhere you look? That’s currently me with Rowan. Every stretch fabric I see is just another potential Rowan, waiting to happen. Since making my first Rowan tee at the very start of this year, the situation has snow-balled. My current count is sitting at around 11 completed tees, with 2 half made and fabric bookmarked for around 3 more – making Rowan, without a doubt, my most repeated make ever. I just can’t stop & frankly I don’t want to.
There is nothing better (in my humble opinion) than seeing makers wearing our patterns – and it’s such a warm fuzzy feeling to see how the sewing community has put their own spin on the newly released Rowan Curve pattern!
We asked some of our favourite makers to put their own spin on Rowan Curve and as per usual, each and every one has absolutely hit their make out of the park! I’ve already popped some of the clever ideas onto my list for future Rowan makes (there will NEVER be enough long-sleeved tees in my wardrobe!).
I really hope you enjoy these takes on Rowan Curve and make sure to check out these wonderful makers reviews and Instagram accounts. I hope you get as much joy as we did when looking through these makes!
Hi there! My name is Nastasia. I am a mother of four, 3 girls and 1 boy, and I love to sew! My husband and I were both born and raised here in Las Vegas, NV and are now raising our own warm weather loving kids here.
I’m so excited to share this Rowan tiered dress tutorial with you! I love versatile basic patterns like the Rowan bodysuit and tee. It comes with several variations and the possibilities seem endless for adjustments and hacks of my own. I’ve been loving tiered dresses lately, so I of course love how this turned out!
This is a simple hack of adding gathered tiers, and the end results are fabulous. Although there’s a bit of math involved, don’t be discouraged! The adjustments are easy and it’s a quick sew. It’s also very forgiving since we are gathering the tiers. So if your measurements and cuts aren’t exact, your dress will still turn out great!
Here we go! [Read more…]
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…]
Wonderful news today – I’m thrilled to let you know that the Rowan Bodysuit and Tee sewing pattern is now available in extended sizes in our 0-20 and Curve 14-30 ranges! This pattern is such a wardrobe basic, the perfect accompaniment to a statement skirt or pair of bottoms, and wonderful for layering under dresses or overalls. I went absolutely nuts when creating the views for this patterns (i love options!). It comes with 6 views, tee and bodysuit options, 3 sleeve lengths and 3 neckline finishes.
I’m going to go through the differences between the Curve pattern and the standard pattern as well as detailing each of the variations, and telling you a little bit about them and how you can use them. We’ve made a few changes to how this pattern is formatted to make it easier for you to take advantage of the modular elements, so I’ll detail those as well!