Friday, 14 November 2014

Rowan Tee Pattern Tour

I was lucky enough to get to test the Rowan Tee and now I'm even luckier and get to join in the Rowan Tee Pattern Tour. There are lots of great bloggers joining in the tour. You really should pop over to Craftstorming and click on all the links to see everyone's awesome Rowans Tees... there are so many and they are all different.

 I love when Laura brings out a new pattern. Her patterns are all so well written and make practical garments that can be made over and over and can be worn again and again. This pattern does not disappoint! There are 144 possible combinations...that's right 144!!!  I won't list them all, but this is certainly a pattern that can be used year 'round for boys and girls alike. 

As with all of Laura's patterns, this one has professionally drafted pattern pieces that are properly labelled, the instructions are straightforward, well illustrated and beginner friendly. And there is a quick reference guide for those of us who dislike sifting through the whole pattern after we've made it once.

The sizing is spot on and the neckline is a little wider than some T-shirt patterns I've made which is great for Eloise who hates me pulling T-shirts over her head. 

During testing I made three Rowans Tees for Eloise. Cheeky little miss was not particularly cooperative and kept insisting on having her left hand in the right pocket and right hand in the left pocket. 

These aren't the best quality photos but they show some of the options.

(hooded Tee with cuffed short sleeves with shoulder stripe cuffed hem and kangaroo pocket)

(regular neck, full stripe with hemmed sleeves and cuffed hem and kangaroo pocket)

(regular neck, full stripe short sleeves with hemmed sleeves and bottom hem)

For the tour I made a Rowan Tee with short, hemmed sleeves, full stripe (shoulder and sleeve) and bottom hem with kangaroo pocket.

(and look - hands in the correct pockets!)

I used two ladies T-shirts for fabric. Both were very light weight knits which suits our warm (read: HOT) summery temperatures. I paired this top with some SFSJs made as shorts. The darker pair I made with stretch denim from the local fabric store and the lighter pair are up-cycled from men's jeans I bought for next to nothing at an op shop.

This is a "must have" pattern for boys and girls of any age. I will be making many many more for my kids. You can get your copy here. There is an exclusive discount for those who sign up to the email list too. It is a great way to hear about new patterns as soon as they are available.

Remember to check out all the other versions over at Craftstorming.

I'd love to know what you think :)

Kerry xx


  1. Hooray for the up cycle! I love how the striped shoulder stripes and the neckband contrast the pink. It is very summery. Very sweet:)

  2. This is such a summery version - I'm very jealous of your warm weather (I am typing this message with very cold hands). I especially like the way the stripes run around the neckband. All of your T-shirts look lovely, with such fun and colourful fabric combinations. Eloise is so cute as well. Thank you for joining the tour!