Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sewaholic 1201 Renfew Top - Item 4 Completed

The next item that was on my list for the Wardrobe Basics SewAlong was Item 4, the Black Turtleneck. Turtlenecks are not a flattering look for me at all, so I decided to give the Renfew Top a go seeing as I do really like cowl neck tops.

Pattern Description:  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. Mix and match any of the sleeves with any of the neckline options for unlimited possibilities! (From Sewaholic Website)

Pattern Sizing: 0-16. I made an 8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made View C.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very easy and I think a beginner sewer would really enjoy this project as it is easy and fast to construct. Also, the bands are easy to put on, so there is no need to worry about how to hem the knit fabric.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like how the cowl sits and also that the cowl is not low cut, so no revelations are made when leaning over! 

Fabric Used:  A black Ponte De Roma Knit purchased from Lincraft.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the top by 1" when I originally cut it out.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, absolutely.  I am looking forward to trying the other versions too.   A very easy and quick pattern.

Conclusion: I think I will get a lot of use out of this top. Great pattern - give it a go!

The next item on my list is the Puffy Vest. I have some great fleece backed quilted fabric that I bought from so I'm looking forward to sewing this one up.


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