I’m convinced there are a few rites of passage into the online sewing community. One of them is making Sewaholic’s Renfrew Top. In spite of dozens of good reviews boasting the merits of this simple pattern, I remained reluctant to give it a try. I’ve sewn several disappointing knit tops during the past two years – why would I want to sew another one?
Well, sooner or later most people come around to join the masses and I did too.
Described as ‘the knit top pattern for people who dislike sewing with knits’ I bought the pattern and waited for a vision to occur. It took a pair of leather jeans (bought in August at 90% off!) and this wool knit from Mood Fabrics to generate a vision for the pattern but alas, I have finally sewn the Renfrew Top!
While I truly love the top’s scoop neckline, the genius of the Renfrew Top is found in the bands. The neck, bottom and arms are unified with banded hems eliminating the double-needle topstitched hem.
Best of all, I completed the top in 2 ½ hours – but I bet you already knew that!
It’s nice to finally be on board with Sewaholic fans across the globe and I hope to tackle what I consider to be the next ‘Rite of Passage’ later this fall. Can you guess what it is? (Hint….. it has buttons )
Best wishes to all!