Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sewaholic Renfrew: Necessary Jungle Gear

When Heather posted her fabulous leopard burnout Renfrew on Instagram, I knew I had to copy her. Because Renfrew + Animal Print = COMPLETELY AWESOME!!
Alas, I had no leopard print burnout, so I settled instead on some soft and cuddly zebra print jersey from Fabric.com. Stashbusting, don't you know...
I debated going with the scoop neck, but I just  love that cowl.
And I think it looks pretty amazing in this softly draping fabric, with the zebra stripes swirling around it.
Interestingly, I seem to have a bit of a swayback on this version, which is not something I've noticed on the previous half dozen of these I've sewn.
For those who gave me input about thread color in IG and Twitter - Thank you! I did some test stitching in  both black and cream, and decided on black in the end. The cream thread really showed up on the black sections, but as you can see, the black is surprisingly neutral.
I love that it works well with my black pencil skirt, but I know I'm going to love pairing it with jeans, too.

14 comments:

  1. You look stunning! Love it.

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  2. Very cute top! The print and style make a perfect one!!!

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  3. Cute outfit. Maybe we should call it "Stash Bash" instead. A party.

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  4. It's so fun to see people do the same yet it is different! I love your top. It looks lovely and comfy at the same time!

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  5. THat's a great idea!!

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  6. I agree! Completely amazing :D
    The cowl is great, I'm glad you choose that option and great job busting that stash!!

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  7. I love this! The tiger stripes are grrrreat.

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  8. Fabulous! I'm trying to convince myself that I can pull off animal print. Well, any print, really. I'm just not sold yet, but every time I see you in your fabulous prints it makes me really want to wear them!

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  9. Have to pull out the old, "It's Tigertastic!" Hee hee. Honestly want is better for winter dressing than an animal print renfrew? Nothing I tells ya!

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  10. Great all around top. The fabric is wonderful!

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  11. This fabric is terrific for the renfrew! I think its the splotches of white that really give it dimension. Its making my grey and black animal print knit look gloomy in comparison.

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  12. Love it. I want one just like it.

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  13. I just love this. I really have to try a Renfrew with the cowl.

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