Thursday, April 5, 2012

Renfrew #1

I've been sewing and sewing... a special project that's not quite ready for prime time. In the meantime, I whipped up a Sewaholic Patterns Renfrew tee. Easy, peasy. I'm kind of a mixer-matcher when it comes to patterns, so I made view B, short sleeves... check... with the view A neckline... scoop neck... check! And I ditched the band.

The best part about this pattern? No alterations! Well, one teeny one, and I hardly call it an alteration. I traced the size 10, and around the waistline level, I veered out to the size 12. The length without the band is perfect for my short little self. I could probably even cut the size 8 for the top part (or just a straight size 10), but I like my knit tops a little loose. The next one (and there will be a next one) I may raise the neckline just a skosh.

Anyway. I'm calling this color cadet blue, and it's a short sleeve t-shirt. Meet the Renfrew Blue:


  1. Looks good. I'm sewing my striped version tonight or tomorrow. Can't wait to make a bunch myself.

  2. It's the season for new Ts and that is a terrifi one!

  3. Hi Elle,

    My, this is a pretty blog you have here! I'm so glad you are on board for MMMay'12! I love how well thought out your pledge is, I'm sure you'll get so much more out of the challenge for approaching it in such a considered way.

    BTW, that black Mad Men dress looks totally killer on you! AMAZING work! I really hope that sees an outting during May

    All the best
    Zoe xxx

  4. Awesome tee Elle! I LOVE this deep blue color on you, very very flattering! I'm sure digging the Renfrew tee (sans bottom band for me as well), and need to snap a photo of the rather LOUD version I made last weekend --- you're sure to smile when you see how bright the fabric is LOL! I have another one in the sewing queue for this weekend too :D



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