Friday, November 8, 2013

Renfrew # 6 and a bit of catching up.

I have been a little MIA lately, and I'm sorry for that. There's been a lot of secret sewing going on, some of which I can reveal soon, some later.
But now that I'm done with the secret sewing, I needed a quick selfish project, so naturally I grabbed my Renfrew pattern. I love how quickly and easily it sews up, and all on my serger, too.
This fabric has been in my stash a couple of years, and I've always planned to make a cowl neck Renfrew out of it. About time I got around to it. The fabric is so cool. It looks like a plain old polka dot, but in fact the dots are metallic silver paint, so they add some texture to the heathered jersey.
I made this one long sleeved, since the weather is getting chilly around here.
And of course, I needed the cowl! This is my favorite feature of the Renfrew pattern. The cowl is so nicely shaped and drapes well in any fabric weight.
Needless to say, It's great to have a nice, new top to wear! Next up is a coat for Myra, but before that, I'll have some of that secret sewing to reveal! Can't wait to show you!!
In other news, I wanted to make sure you had all heard about the new Sewcialist blog!
This will be a place to formalize and publicize all the zany ideas for SALs that we come up with on Twitter in the wee hours, and even the not so wee hours. We'll be posting about theme months, sew alongs and most importantly, we'll be showcasing all the amazing work that comes out of our sewalongs and themes. Go check it out! You might see yours truly there from time to time!

12 comments:

  1. I'm all about a great cowl-neck, too. Thanks for the invite to the Sewcialists, it's always nice to meet more inventive and creative sewing folks!

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  2. The cowl neck is my favorite feature of this pattern as well. Yours is beautiful, and I love the metallic dots!

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  3. Super cute! I love the fabric, and the fit is very flattering on you.

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  4. Did you ever think you'd make one pattern so many times? Grey is my favorite.

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  5. I really didn't, but I'm starting to come around to the TNT way of thinking. :) It's nice having all the fit issues worked out, so you can just sew.

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  6. Don't we just love this pattern! It is too cute!

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  7. Ooh you and your secret sewing - you're building suspense and anticipation very well! I've seen you make so many Renfrews now and they all look like they'd be such a good basic in anyone's wardrobe that I've vowed to myself that I'll make a few next winter

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  8. Gorgeous Renfrew, love the cowl. Can't wait to see the super secret sewing.

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  9. The top looks great! I love the polka dots.:) Like the previous commenters, I can't wait to see all the secret sewing you've been doing!

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  10. The gray looks so pretty on you, and cowls in the cold = happy. Is there a French dart on this top, or is that my imagination?

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  11. Actually, a french dart might not be a bad idea... It's pulling at the bust a little, and I was thinking of doing an FBA, but didn't want to add a waist dart. I wonder if a french dart would work...

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  12. Well, if the wrinkle I'm seeing that looks like a French dart is any indication, I think adding one would be a pretty addition.

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