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.


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!


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!)

Finishing with a Serger

When I finished the seams on my merino cardi I simply used a three thread overlocking stitch. This was, admittedly, what the instructions suggested you do. But I thought I’d share how to finish my finishing.


Unravel the tail of your overlocking threads, with a hand needle take the threads back into the seam bringing them out about a centimetre away. Cut the threads at/ close to your fabric. Stretch the fabric out to pull the threads back between the two layers of fabric. Finishing in a neat way was particularly important on the sash ties and hem of the cardigan.

how do you finish your finishing?

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