If St. Paddy made a Renfrew....Sunday, March 16, 2014
I was asked which pattern I liked the most. My original reply was the Plantain because it was a quicker make for me and it was a free pattern. Now that I've worn them both several times I have to change my answer. I find myself having a hard time deciding which one I like the best because I like them both so much for different reasons. A few of the things I like about the Renfrew is the many variations you can sew up. I like the construction. I find attaching the banded sleeves and bottom hem the most fun.. nerd. And I like that it's more form fitting then the Plantain. So my new answer to the question is well, I guess I don't really have an answer!! ha! They both deserved to be made in excess!
My fabric is a seafoam green pique ponte knit from Fabric Mart that unfortunately is no longer available. There is a beautiful coral available....yum....oh but only looks like 1 yard, HURRY!! The fabric is the same on both sides and has a slight sheen to it. Ponte knit is so easy to work with. LOVE IT!
My fit adjustments were shortening the upper back and a sway back adjustment. The entire shirt was assembled with my serger. I did use my sewing machine once to use the twin needle around the neckline.
If your reading this there is probably a 90% chance you've sewn the Renfrew already. If you haven't I urge you to give it a go. It's a great basic with many possibilities.
Another weekend gone by in a flash. Isn't that the way it always goes!? A positive is that I don't have to worry about being pinched tomorrow. I'm gonna have my St. Paddy's green on! How about you?