Monday, 17 November 2014

Rowan Tee pattern tour

Today it's my turn in the Rowan tee pattern tour by Titchy Threads. So a special welcome to all the Rowan tee pattern tour followers! Nice to have you over here. Laura made a fantastic tee pattern with an astonishing amount of 144 possible pattern piece combinations. In this pattern tour, each participant makes a different version, how fun is that! Frequent readers here have seen the Rowan tee pass by a couple of times before in different versions and already know how much I love this pattern! Let me do a round-up for you.



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?

Rowan tee (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes

Rowan tee (pattern by Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes

Rowan tee (pattern by Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
Rowan tee (pattern by Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
Rowan tee (pattern by Titchy Threads) - huisje boompje boefjes


Make sure to hop over to Paisley Roots and Mme Cerise for their versions today. Or even better, follow all the participants! And don't forget to sign up for the mailing list and get an exclusive discount!



7 comments:

  1. This is just so cool Maartje. The hippu print is adorable and I love the way you've mix it up with a few different solids and added piping. It looks so cute on your little rascal and I love his boots! Thanks for being on the tour today.

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  2. Deze laatste (qua tijd, ik neem aan dat er nog meer gaan volgen) Rowan Tee is weer net zo mooi als de eerdere die je al maakte.

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  3. That fabric!!!! beautiful. You did a great job with the colour blocking and I love the turquoise piping, it really makes a great feature.

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  4. So cool! Love that fabric (and the wings on the shoes).

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  5. Wow, what an amazing version!!! Looove the fabric and piping!

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  6. Heel tof! Een superleuke stoffencombinatie heb je hier weer gemaakt.

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