Saturday, April 06, 2013

Not One but Two Renfrews

This week I did some Renfrew tops from Joann's fabric.

The first from a navy-red stripe, headed to Joann's to pick this up after seeing Lynne's top.

I am still tweaking the fit on these, this one looks a bit big in the shoulders.  Then I had to take the bottom band off, take off 1", taper the sides from bust down and take out about 1".  It still is a bit full in the middle, so I will keep making them and altering them!  Also, a very bad hair day.

Then this bright pink fabric, there was just enough on the bolt



25 comments:

  1. Like the new tops especially how you ran the stripe on the binding at the neckline!

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  2. I always get mixed messages about the usefulness of cutting binding like on the renfrew on the bias? I see that you did on the first top but not the second... what differences did you notice?

    Take Care!

    Bundana
    @ http://www.bundana.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I didn't really notice any difference. I just wanted to change up the stripes a bit on the red/navy shirt.

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  3. Cute!! The stripes are so fresh and fun!

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  4. Love those tops. The neckbands really add a different touch. Loos great!

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    1. Thanks, I like the bias with the stripes for the neckline.

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  5. Nice neckline treatment - did you use a twin needle or do you have a cover stitch machine?

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I have a coverstitch machine.

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  6. I love the pink fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, sometimes at Joann's I find some treasures.

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  7. I love striped tops and the neckline detail is a nice touch.

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  8. Cute TNT pattern for you!

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    1. Thanks, Patty. I am going to try the v-neck next.

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  9. Just in time for spring. There is nothing like a new wardrobe of Ts for spring/summer. I like those stripes!

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    1. Yes, spring is here and then you realize how much you need some new clothes. I always am so hard on my summer clothes.

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  10. Lori.....as usual your sewing is impeccable! I love both versions. And I have a question for you....we all age yet you still look the same as when we first "met" about 7 years ago. What's your secret? :) Seriously, you look great!

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    1. Pam, you are so kind. It is called Retin - A!!! Also, I wear the sunglasses when the eye wrinkles are just too much. I think it all depends on how much sleep I get.

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  11. I must have some striped T-shirts now!

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    1. They are really fun, aren't they.

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  12. That reminds me to use the stripes in my stash.
    Your two stripe tops are beautiful.

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  13. Girlfriend, you have really worked out the perfect fit for you...well done. AND! Hooray for Retin A!!!!!

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