Rowan Sweater Hack Along

August 19, 2020 1 Comment

Rowan Sweater Hack Along
After the amazing success of the Rowan Tee KIDS Sew-Along last April, we really wanted to do something equally fun for fall! So we’ve come up with another fun, stash busting, fall appropriate, but most importantly FREE sewing project: The Rowan Sweater Hack Along! 

In preparation for this Hack Along, we've updated our beloved beginner-friendly Rowan Tee pattern - the basis for our hacking project! The updated Rowan Tee pattern now includes layered A4/letter - A0/copyshop & projector pattern files. The signature oversized fit with dolman sleeves remains unchanged, but we added some additional style options and updated the tutorial to reflect those changes.

Here in Europe, we're gearing up for fall. So for this hack-along we've used sweater & french terry fabrics. The Rowan Tee pattern recommends light weight jersey knit fabrics like cotton lycra, but the oversized design of the t-shirt also allows for great results when using heavier weight knit fabrics. Similar to sew-alongs, we’re going to break up the pattern steps into daily tasks, but additionally we’re also going to hack the pattern and create your own custom colorblock! 

 

Our Inspiration

For this Hack-Along we're going to draw inspiration from last year's Misusu FREEkin' Sewing Challenge winner Kim de Haas - she deservingly won first prize in our challenge with this amazing Rowan Tee hacked to a colorblocked sweater dress! During the Hack-Along we’re going to create a simplified sweater or dress version of this colorblock and add an (optional) inseam pocket! But you can also hack along and design your own custom colorblock! 

 

The schedule



Next Friday we’re going to kick-off our Hack Along and talk you through gathering all the necessary supplies and fabrics. Browse the stash or do some shopping...we might just have teamed up with some amazing fabric stores who were willing to sponsor our hack-along with some fabric discounts....

Giving you a week to get your supplies ready, we’re going to start the actual hack along on Saturday August 29. From there, we’re going to take a week to work and finish up our Rowan sweater, hacking all the steps to get there in small, daily chunks!

All the fun & buzz will take place in our Sew & Tell Facebook group. So if you’re looking for some hack along inspiration or some cheer along the way, make sure to join us there! If you’re looking for some great colorblock inspiration from the mastermind herself - Kim de Haas - make sure to head over to our Rowan Hack Along - Inspiration blogpost and read the interview we did with her!


XO,
Elles






1 Response

margie cook
margie cook

August 19, 2020

thank you so much! this pattern and hackability is perfect as a teachable sew along with my granddaugthers. ages 9 and 12, they are learning to sew and the twelve year old has made pj shorts and long bottoms., they both made dresses out of presmocked fabric with straps. i am so happy that they want to learn.

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Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

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18-24M

54

51

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92

21,25

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21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

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88

168

29,5

31,5

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84

68

92

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33

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72

96

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32,5

34,5

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87

92

76

100

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91

96

80

104

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35,75

37,75

31,5

41

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FF

95

100

84

108

168

37,5

39,5

33

42,5

5 feet 6"

GG

101

106

89

113

168

39,75

41,75

35

44,5

5 feet 6"

HH

107

112

94

118

168

42

44

37

46,5

5 feet 6"

II

113

118

99

123

168

44,5

46,5

39

48,5

5 feet 6"

JJ

119

124

104

128

168

46,75

48,75

41

50,5

5 feet 6"