|Sewaholic Patterns: 1201 (Renfrew Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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The perfect basic tee! The Renfrew Top is a fitted knit top with sleeve and neckline variations. View A has long sleeves and a scoop neckline. View B has short sleeves and a deep V neckline. View C has a dramatic cowl neckline and three-quarter length sleeves.
I made view B with A sleeves.
0-16. I made a 6 in the bust and waist grading to a 2 in the hip
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy, plus I had read through the tutorials/tips on sewing for knits that Tasia posted on her blog before I got the pattern, so I was very prepared.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like everything. I put off getting this because its "a basic t-shirt pattern", but it is so worth it.
Cotton jersey. The stripes were printed WAY off grain, so I just went with it and had some pleasant surprise stripe matching in the outcome.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
There is some gathering under the arms in the front that I've noticed in other versions, and I'm not sure if a tuck above the bust would eliminate this or cause more problems. Right now, it fits the same or better than a rtw top, so I'm inclined to leave it alone. The sizing was right on (just like the Minoru jacket I made a few months ago). Also, I normally make a broad back adjustment in most tops, but after measuring the pattern piece I decided to leave it. Usually, the width of the back at the armpit needs to be 18 inches and this was just shy, but with the negative ease of the knit it worked out perfectly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will most definitely sew this again. I've got a sweater with an awkward neckline that desperately needs a custom white crew neck. Now if I could only find a decent white knit... And also, yes, for the love of Pete. Those of you on the fence about this one: take the plunge for goodness sake.
I'm totally sold. I'm so happy with this top and it took all of a couple of hours to make!
More pictures and comments on my blog: trumbelinasews.blogspot.ca
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