Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Renfrewitis

I'm a little late to this party...

Lara had this illness a while back as did many other garment-sewing ladies, so much so that a term was coined for it... Renfrewi-itis!

It relates to the sewing of various versions of the Renfrew top from Sewaholic patterns, and I really did find you can't stop at just one...

After seeing this pic I removed the vertically striped band and replaced it with a horizontal one

So I didn't!

I tried it out in two styles - the round and the V-neck and they were equally easy to put together.

I can see myself wearing this one a lot, I have a thing for red, can you tell??!!

They are great 'basic' T's that fit well into my casual school-mum wardrobe.

They are comfortable and quick and easy to sew up and I can see that there will be many more Renfrew's in my future.

The only thing I regret is that it took me so long to get onto making this pattern.

I got mine from Sarah at Sew Squirrel - she's in Australia and so they got to me super-fast and she's lovely to deal with, so order one from her if you are going to buy it!

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Both tops look great but I LOVE the red one!

Jane said...

They're great - what a fantastic fit - and how lovely to see your face :)

rachelmp said...

Love it! I have another go to pattern but these look great on you

thornberry said...

They're looking great! Glad to see that you've done some "selfish sewing".

h&b said...

Oh, but I love the contrasting stripe trims - you look fabulous! x

Cass said...

Very nice. I like the band at the bottom, finishes it off nicely

bec said...

haha, you're gone! I love them- I've done 5 or 6 now, so comfy! I'm eyeing off the Cordova jacket next....

Annie said...

Looks great Karen. I'll have to try the short sleeved.

Jes said...

So nice!! I have made one two, and I just love the sewaholic pattern.

Belinda said...

Haha, I made a short sleeve version in the same stripe (that I got from you!). It is my only short sleeve version so far. Must make more!

ARTwendy ... said...

clever lady ... i know you say you follow patterns but you know how to pick fabulous fabrics & how to use them & your execution is spot on!... that's your tweak! you're so inspiring xo