Megan Nielsen Rowan Bodysuit

Monday, 17 April 2017

I pulled out my credit card as soon as I saw the latest releases from Megan Nielsen, I loved them both and the new packaging is so pretty!

The Rowan bodysuit was also one of my planned projects for April so I'm really happy to be able to tick it off my list and best of all I really, really like it.

I'm not certain what height MN patterns are drafted for (I think it's 5'5") which is a long way short of my 6'.  I've made this in a size L and added an extra 3 inches through the body and 1.5 inches to the sleeve length.  I also blended out to the XL at the waist as I'm pretty straight up and down.

I'm not dropping my pants so you'll have to take my word for it when I say that it fits really well around the bum too, not too tight but still has good coverage.

I'm too self conscious about my stomach to wear the bodysuit as I've shown it in these pictures, in all likelihood I'll layer it up under other shirts and jumpers, but I love it.  I've used a beautifully soft merino that I purchased from Tessuti a year or two ago.

I'm so happy that I've used one of the lovely fabrics in my stash, tried a new pattern and ticked a project off my sewing list.  I feel like I'm winning at the moment!


fabric epiphanies said...

It looks like a great fit and I am sure the merino will be very cosy for the winter.

CAN I said...

You scored! Congrats on getting through this, and for keeping your pants up (sorry couldn't resist- that was very very funny). Thanks for the testimonial as I have been eyeing that pattern

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

This will be a nice cosy layer for winter. Great fit.

motherof5 said...

What a great bodysuit.
I am going to check this pattern out, I could do with some bodysuits to layer under things.
Lovely colour on you.

Sharon said...

Great looking body suit and good to hear it has good coverage. This will be the perfect layering piece during winter.

poppykettle said...

Marle grey and merino are my two favourite things together :) Did you use snaps to join together at the crotch?