Monday, December 02, 2013

Renfrew with Trim

Back on November 15th, I posted a couple of trims for this top and asked for your input.  If I counted correctly the leather won 12 to 6.
Sorry for the wonky pose.

So leather it is.  I went with my Renfrew pattern this time, just adding width to the body, shoulders and arms.




Here is a picture lightened up a bit so you can see the trim.  I went with much fewer strips of trim but it looks fabulous with the gray ponte from Joann's (leftover from this project)



I marked the center front of my shirt and put the trim 3/4" off of center front.  I was worried about the horizontal piece across the front.  I wanted it high enough, I think this is a good placement.


A bit darker photo, but wanted to show off my decorated front door.

This top is more fitted and I like the look of this pattern.

Now I think I have enough luxe sweatshirts for now.  Onto my next Mood Sewing Network project.

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15 comments:

  1. Your top is as beautiful as the $500-$700 original posted on N-A-P. I recently ordered the renfrew. The red, white, and blue door theme is nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate you comment. You will love the Renfrow. Also, thanks for the comment on my door, I love the color combination

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  2. Oooh, this is so fun! I love it!

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  3. I think the leather trim looks great! I agree that the horizontal trim is just high enough. I really need to get my Renfrew pattern out.

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    1. Thanks, Shar and yes, get your Renfrew out, it is so fun.

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  4. Lori what an inspirational piece. It really makes me want to COPY so I need to start looking for some leather trim. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Faye, it is a quick top and I was surprised at all the choices at Joann's.

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  5. I adore this, Lori! I need to get cracking on some Luxe sweatshirts. Good idea to use the Renfrew pattern.

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    1. Thank you, I do like these Luxe, easy to wear and make.

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  6. Clever, Lori! It looks great :)

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  8. Turned out great as usual!

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    1. Thanks, Joen, you are so kind.

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