Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sewaholic Renfrew top

I made a shirt! When making things for myself, I have a tendency of attempting sewing projects to either never finish them, or scrap them because they don't turn out right. That's not the case this time! Following Sewaholic's renfrew top pattern, I made view B, and I have to say, I LOVE it! The pictures really don't do it justice. The shirt was pretty quick to throw together, and once I figured out exactly what I was doing, pretty simple. I wouldn't say this is a beginner pattern, but an advanced beginner should be able to finish it, especially with the invention of google.

Did you ever realize how awesome google is? I was a little comnfused when sewing the neckline, since I had never done it before, but one quick google search, and I had all the confidence I needed to continue forward. I love the v-neck, which was much easier than I expected, and really makes the shirt look polished.

The shirt also has a band at the bottom, and at the end of the sleeves. This made the shirt much easier, since it didn't involve hemming. As much as I love sewing, I really hate hemming, especially when working with knits.

Overall, I would definately recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a simple top pattern. I have already started on another, view c this time, that will hopefully turn out just as well.

*Sorry for the rough pictures. the shirt didn't look right when it wasn't being worn, but the lighting and the mirror at work aren't the best.


  1. The shirt looks great. Where do you buy your knit fabric?

    1. I bought this fabric at Joann Fabrics.