Today I get to show you another version, the Rowan tee with hood, full stripe and hemmed seams. The stripes and pocket options in this pattern give you the opportunity to do some fun colour blocking, it's also perfect for using up your fabric scraps. As all Laura's patterns, the instructions are well written, easy to understand and with a lot of pictures explaining every step. The finish is very neat and you can mix and match the options to your hearts desire every time you pull out this pattern. Actually, my copy hasn't left the sewing table since the pattern test in September because it's so fun and easy to sew up these shirts.
On to the fabric; I had this gorgeous PaaPii sweater fabric in my stash for some time now. Normally I'm more of a solids kind of girl, but this print is so cute, I had to have it. It was the last 50 cm I could buy of a roll, and I didn't dare to cut into it, well ...until now. I knew I wanted to make little rascal a hooded Rowan in this fabric. Next step was choosing the contrast fabrics, I ended up with a pile of five knits, but couldn't incorporate them all, so I went with dark blue and white. For an extra pop of colour there's some blue piping on the hood and sleeves and I added a white bias tape (by lack of twill tape) to the hood (optional in the Rowan tee pattern). I'm really hapy with the result, are you ready for some picture overload?
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