Who hasn't heard or seen of the Sewaholic Renfrew? Well if you haven't pull yourself out from under that rock because this is one sweeet pattern!
Friday I woke up got all ready for work and realized we had freezing rain. Just as I was about to get on Facebook to see if anyone posted about road conditions (gotta love facebook for that) my hubs called me from his work and told me to STAY HOME! Well you'll hear no back talk out of me! It was pretty bad out and my car is like one gigantic ice skate. I could of easily been one of the slide offs on the highway I kept hearing about all that morning. So what else to do but sew all day, yay!
I used a fun rainbow print cotton knit jersey from Girl Charlee. I only had one yard of this fabric and the pattern calls for a little over 2 yards. I really had to finagle the pattern and fabric to get what I needed out of it. The neckline was supposed to be cut on the bias. I didn't have enough fabric to do that so it was cut on the straight grain. Totally explains why my neckline is now floppy and stretched out after I washed it. Now I know why bias cuts are important. Part of the learning experience I guess! I really wish I could find more of this fabric because I would totally fix my goof.
I can't say I disliked anything about this pattern. Easy to follow and super quick. I took others advice and measured the pattern pieces and compared to other tops I like the fit of. This really helped me a lot when it came to choosing a size. I cut a size zero and the only alterations I will have to make next time is enlarging the circumference of the sleeve as it is a little snug. I also extended the length of the top which I think I can get away with not doing next time. You can see the wrinkles forming so that's telling me it may be a little too long.
Be prepared to see a lot more of these tops from me. I love a quick easy project. I've got some more Girl Charlee fabric set out to make the cowl neck version. Catch ya on the flip flop! Peace..