Monday, February 25, 2013

Sewaholic Renfrew Top

This is one of Pattern Review's Best Pattern of 2012 and I can absolutely see why - it is FABULOUS!

Pattern Description:  A fitted top with sleeve and neck variations, knits only.

Sizing:  0 to 16.  I measured the flat pattern and decided to cut a between a 12 and 14.  Then take a smaller seam allowance.  I didn't pick the right size at all.  I ended up taking off the cuffs and tapering the arms a bit.  I also took off the bottom band and adjusted the side seams by at least 1/2" maybe a bit more.

Changes:  I added some length to the top.

Instructions:  Easy to follow.

Fabric:  I bought 3 yards of the  red jersey and made this top..  I loved the fabric so much, I knew it would be perfect for this pattern.

Conclusion:  I will make this many more times as it is a great pattern and great fit.

I only got one picture this morning as heading to the work and the girls heading to school.


  1. Lori your top fits to a Tee. I've been considering that pattern for a long time. I need to just break down and buy it.

  2. You've sold me on the pattern too. That t-shirt looks perfect!

  3. I love this pattern, in fact I'm wearing a Renfrew right now!

  4. There is beauty in the simplicity of this top. Great fit. Pretty fabric and a top that can dress up or down.

  5. Love the neckline, very flattering.

  6. Perfect fit on you, Lori ...well done.
    Btw, you really look good in red!

  7. This top looks great on you! I love the red.

  8. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Love everything about this on you.

  9. Love the top. I just ordered this pattern!

  10. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Gorgeous! This looks great on you! Isn't it a nice pattern?