Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sewaholic Renfrew

I made my first Renfew top! It was a fabulous experience. It fits great and was very simple. I made View C. I don't normally go for cowl necks but since my fabric was a bit mannish, I thought the cowl would add a nice feminine touch. I used an oatmeal/navy striped polyester/rayon "mohair blend" jersey from the Red Tag section at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost (after coupons, discounts, etc.): $7.40

I had to omit the sleeve cuffs because I serged the whole top together before I realized I would never be able to serge the cuffs to the sleeves. So I used my twin needle to hem them instead.

Look at that stripe matching. I impress myself.

This is my first project in a long line of projects featuring sleeves. It is impossible to find cute clothes with sleeves; I guess they just don't make them. Look out world: Alison is preparing for winter!


  1. Ooo I love this top! So cute!! Awesome fabric looks like an expensive bought shirt!! I can never find things with sleeves anymore so good we can make our own stuff.

  2. I just bought this exact fabric to make this exact shirt! I love how it looks - hope mine turns out as great as yours :)

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