|Sewaholic Patterns: 1201 (Renfrew Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||11/26/12 8:30 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Sweater Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|This is my third Renfrew. I decided to post a review of this time because I made some significant changes to the pattern.|
Were the instructions easy to follow? Instructions are very well written.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a lovely basic pattern. Actually, it is the first knit tee that I've made that I really like, and have repeated. Because I am crazy about the style and fit, I decided to turn it into a tunic for these colder months, and I needed something to wear with leggings. I only wish it came in larger sizes! I had to cut the largest size and even make some adjustments from there.
Fabric Used: A sweater knit from my stash that has been sitting around for ages. I think it came from Joann's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did the following:
-raised the neckline about an inch
-narrowed the sleeves through the forearm and wrist tapering to about a 1"1/4" seam at the wrist.
- since I didn't have enough fabric to cut two cowl pieces (which get sewn right sides together, then sewn to the neckline) I used just one piece and finished the seam in the back and the top edge of the cowl with my serger.
-added 4" to the length.
-my usual full bust adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yup...in fact I have one on the cutting table right now! Next one will be tunic length made from a ponte print. I would SOOOO recommend this pattern.
Conclusion: In my opinion, this is just about the perfect tee. Now that I've forged new modification territory, I can see a whole bunch of possibilities for this wonderful basic. No doubt, other reviewers have stated what an easy to read, quick to make, wonderfully drafted pattern the Renfrew is.
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