2014-11-12

Rowan Tee Pattern Tour


Laura from Titchy Threads and Craftstorming, is hosting a pattern tour for her latest pattern and I am thrilled to be part of it. Not only have I tested this shirt for her, as I showed you here, I have also tested a few of her previous patterns, and I can say, no doubt about it, that Laura is one of my favourite designers ever. Her patterns are easy to print, piece together (they always match perfectly), cut and sew. Instructions are always clear, with beautiful and consistent images on every step. Of course, the Rowan Tee pattern is no exception to all of what I just said. You can get this pattern HERE, and if you sign up for the Titchy Threads Newsletter during the tour, you'll get an awesome discount code!


The cold days are here, and I realised that G. had too many short sleeved tees, or too many way-too-hot-for-this-weather tees at the moment, but she actually needed something in between, something that would be cosy, but not too hot, and I needed it to be easy to wear in school, under the overalls. With all that in mind, I made her one of the 144 options of this tee. Yes, you can make a total of 144 different tees out of this single pattern. My option included a regular neck, shoulder and arm stripes, no hood or pockets, cuffed sleeves and a regular hem. And I'll soon be making at least two more options because the niece and nephew want theirs too. 


Of course, I have refashioned again. I used a purple wool knit shirt I owned (and loved) a few years ago.  It was a bit too baggy for me though and I cut the sleeves off in an attempted to start a refashion, back in the days when that wasn't my thing yet. I never made anything out of it though. While going through my refashion pile this time, I realised I was running out of daddy's shirts already, and I almost panic but there it was, the wool shirt staring at me. To match it, I used a pink ribbing knit top my mom had just given me a few days before. 


The heart was patched to the shirt in an improvision moment. I had finished the shirt and I was showing it to my daughter as usually. She loved it, but I felt like it was too simple and lacking something. Would you like a heart on your shirt? I asked her... and of course, I got a big YES, mom! in return. When I finished, she looked upset because I did a big heart and she wanted a baby heart. Oh well!


This is a very quick piece to put together, it might take you a little less or longer to make one according to the option you pick, but it's easy and quick to make it, believe me. Because I am lazy, have a baby that cries for attention all day, I tried to make things even easier for me, and skipped top stitching the neck band or the sleeve cuffs. It bores me to death to change my knit needle to the double needle. I have also used the original hem from the original shirt to avoid hemming at all. I just cut the hem seam allowance out of the pattern. By the way, I made G. the 2T with the 3T lenght again because I thought it fitted so well when I tested. With this tee, I think it fits even better. 

I asked her to show me how much she loved her new tee, and this is what I got!

On a side note... just look at how many handmades there are in these photos: the blanket my mom made a couple of years ago and has just given to me... I've always loved it! The hat, was a gift (together with the cutest scarf) from a dear friend of mine, and the flowers she's holding for the photos, were also made by me a few years ago. 

If you want to see some more amazing Rowan Tee shirts, remember to check all the testers photos over Laura's blog and follow the tour, for the coolest combinations created with this pattern.


17 comments:

  1. Great version Magda!! Super cute!! And how amazing all the handmades in the photos. :) I wish I was a better knitter and I'd Love to learn crochet but I'm lazy... ;)

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    1. Thank you Ines. I can't knit or crochet either =( When I want something I always have to ask my mom.

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  2. E que gira ficou a camisola ;o) Acho que é a 1ª vez que vejo uma foto da G com a boina ;o) Fica-lhe bem. Cada vez que olho para coisas que fiz dá-me cá uma saudade das agulhas mas para tu veres a minha vida desde que o A nasceu só hoje passei a ferro pela 1ª vez imagina quando chegará a vez do tricot e crochet... Beijinhos

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    1. Obrigado Susana! Não te mandei nenhuma foto? OH desculpa!!! Deve-me ter escapado, como sempre... ai esta memória. Ela usou imenso o inverno passado e este não será excepção. Voltará o tempo para fazeres mais coisas novas, o A. é tão pequenino ainda, aproveita-o bem. beijinhos

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  3. Ohhh so cute is G.! I want to sew a girl version too!!!

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    1. Olha Naii, muchas gracias! The cool thing is that this is such a quick piece to put together right?!

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  4. This is so cute Magda! I think the large heart has a great impact and the colours are lovely. Amazing how many handmades you have too. Thanks so much for joining the tour.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Also thank you so much for having me in your tour! Sometime I walk through the house counting every handmade I come across and I am amazed at how many they are!

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  5. Adorei a tua versão - o coração ficou o máximo (e podes sempre fazer outra com o coração mais pequenino)!
    A G. é uma sortuda :)

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    1. Obrigado linda. sim, uma com o coração mais pequenino deverá mesmo sair em breve. =) Sortudo sou eu por tê-la a ela!!!

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  6. So cute! I think any girl would love that tee :-)
    Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria. I might make a similar version (with different colours though) for myself! Good think I am petite!

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  7. Me gusta mucho tu versión con ese corazón enorme... precioso

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  8. Tão gira Magda! Esta miúda tem mesmo estilo! :-)

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    1. Oh obrigado... Sempre vais comprar o molde? Gostava de ver a tua versão.

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    2. já comprei! vamos ver quando é que consigo, primeiro tenho que comprar as matérias primas que malhas não abundam cá em casa, depois peço-te umas dicas! ;-)

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    3. Que fixe! Eu malhas arranjo mesmo de t-shirts de adulto porque por aqui é coisinha difícil de encontrar. Por acaso comprei algumas em Huelva quando lá estive há um par de semanas.

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