Today I am one of the stops for the Rowan Tee Pattern Tour by Titchy Threads. When Laura asked me to be part of her pattern tour I didn’t think twice. Laura does such an amazing job with her patterns. Not only do I end up with an amazing garment but I also seem to learn something in the process.
The Rowan Tee Pattern comes with a ton of different options that you can mix and match. You can actually come up with 144 different ways of making a tee from this one pattern. Kinda crazy huh?! It is also perfect for girls and boys…I really love that!
For my tee I chose to make it long sleeved, with a hood and a kangaroo pocket in the front. I also chose finish my edges with a cuff.
I used some Ponte knit that I purchased from Jo-Ann’s. The knit actually has a little bit of sparkle to it which you may not be able to see in the pictures. And the backside of the fabric is just as cute as the front. It has little stripes on it so I ended up using the backside as the contrasting fabric on the hood and cuffs. The stretch is not as good as a ribbed fabric but it still worked fine. Lara does include a stretch guide in her pattern so you can test your fabric ahead of time to know exactly what the stretch and recovery is. It is so helpful!
I really don’t even need to talk about the fit. I think the pictures say it all. It is just perfection! I made this one in a size 6. My girls are technically a size 5 but I always buy or make bigger to get more wear out of it. Plus it is that time of the year where we are having to dress in layers.
I just have to mention that these pictures were taken at the seacoast a few days ago. We were at Fort Stark in New Castle, New Hampshire. In the background you can actually see one of the forts. This is one of our favorite places to stop when we are at the ocean. If you have never been there I highly recommend it. You can read more about Fort Stark here as well as the many other forts on the seacoast. It is so sad to think that this fort was almost shut down to the public a few years ago.
My favorite part about the Rowan Tee is the ribbon that you add around the hood. The pattern actually calls for twill but since I didn’t have any I used a small piece of vintage ribbon. I just love it! I never would have though to add a piece of ribbon to the underside on my hood. Again, learning something new.
Now you can see the backside of the knit that I used as a contrast on the hood and cuffs.
Make sure you follow along with the rest of the tour. I can gaurantee some more amazing Rowan Tee Patterns are going to be made! Also make sure you sign up to the mailing list…you just may get an exclusive discount. Thanks Laura for inviting me to be part of your tour. It’s another amazing pattern and I wish you much success with it!