Monday, March 13, 2017

Rowan Tee

Hello there!  Long time no see.:)  It's hard to believe that it has been an entire year since I last posted here.  What have I been up to?  Well, I've been working a lot more and any free time has been taken up with my oldest daughter's college search.  She decided last spring that she wanted to continue running in college. Spring of junior year is a bit late to start the recruit process but we jumped in and did our best.  Over the last year, K applied to 11 schools, went on 6 overnight recruit visits (2 D2 and 4 D3 schools), and was accepted at all 11. She's turned down over half of the schools but we're still waiting to hear back about school scholarships that she applied/competed for before she makes a final decision.  It's a nerve wracking process!

Amidst all the college stress, I was asked to pattern test the Rowan Bodysuit and Tee from Megan Nielsen.  It was a great distraction and bonus, I got back behind the sewing machine!

Forgive my goofy posing and facial expressions...I'm out of practice!
From the Rowan pattern description:  "The ultimate wardrobe builder fitted tee and bodysuit. Pattern features figure hugging close fit, three neckline options, three sleeve lengths and tee or bodysuit versions."  I sewed up a long sleeve tee with the v neckline in a size medium using a forest green cotton lycra blend.

I have nothing but good things to say about the pattern!  It took no time at all to sew which is a definite plus to me these days.  I chose not to sew the bodysuit option but the instructions for doing so were very straight forward.  Sewing v necklines are not my strong suit but I had no problems doing this one.

The fitted tee is a great wardrobe staple.  My favorite item to pair it with is a denim a-line skirt and tall boots.  I've also worn it with skinny jeans, layering a long cardigan over the tee. Megan Nielsen also released the Flint pants/shorts pattern that works perfectly with the Rowan tee.

I've worn my Rowan tee many, many times.The fitted tee filled a hole in my wardrobe that I didn't even know I had.;)  

Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing!


  1. I love the colour you picked - glad you squeezed some sewing in ;o)

  2. Welcome back, Cindy. Life does get busy with kids, doesn't it. Your Rowan tee looks and fits great.

  3. Looks great. You don't look a day older, let alone a year! Nice to see you back.

  4. It is nice to see that you are still sewing, even though your sweeties aren't little any more. You make the nicest things for yourself. This top fits beautifully and the color looks lovely on you!


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