Renfrew in Purple

Renfrew by SewaholicI made a Renfrew! This sewaholic pattern was so quick and easy to put together! I think I’m finally getting the hang of knit fabrics. I bought this fabric from Nick’s Fabrics on Dominion Road (did you hear they’re moving?) for $4 per meter. It’s a very light weight woolen material with a vertical design woven in.

Renfrew

This top was, in truth, a practice run. You see, I’m not really sure if I’m a cowl kinda gal so I thought I’d do a test to see if I liked the look on me. Being the busty lass that I am means that I’m very aware of styles that make me look bustier. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this cowl is flattering on a larger bust. Hallelujah!

Renfrew

There’s not much more to say on this top except that I love it and I’ve already cut out another in black (well actually it’s the same material as my Little Black Dress – which in case you were wondering I wear all the time!)

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18 thoughts on “Renfrew in Purple”

  1. Oh I do like this top and colour on you – lovely and the cowl is indeed flattering. I have to say I think I’m one of the few remaining sewers out there who hasn’t yet made a renfrew. One day perhaps hey?

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  2. I’ve got the pattern and got fabric for it but it’s been sat for a year uncut. I must make one up. I love cowl necks but don’t have many. This top is fab. I love the colour and fabric. How did the sizing work?

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    1. What’s holding you back? I love this pattern and have cut my second already! I should have said in the post that I cut the pattern mostly based on my bust size and graded down two sizes at the hips as I’m not all that pear shaped.

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  3. It looks good on you and I really like your fabric. Being a busty gal myself I totally get your point, perhaps a cowl would work (I’ve never tried it either because of your reason)

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