Sunday, January 13, 2013

Another Stripey Renfrew

Greetings!  After last week's crazy success with the Renfrew top, I decided to make another!  I used a striped rayon / poly mohair blend in charcoal gray and cream.


1. I added four, that's right.... FOUR inches to the length of the body.  Now it looks so much better on my loooooong torso :)

2. After struggling to get the waistband to look okay with the stripe pattern, I decided to forgo the whole process and just hemmed the sleeves like normal.

This fabric was definitely more difficult to work with that the purple boucle knit I used the first time.  It was quite slippery AND stretchy (bad combo) AND I had to match the stripes!  What was I thinking?

In any case, it definitely turned out okay and I can totally see myself wearing this a thousand times in the future :)

The before

The after 

And here are a few more pics:

Also check out my shirt twin - Alison at "Cats and Crafts" who made the same shirt in the same fabric!  Have you ever found a sewing project twin on the world wide web???


  1. This is too funny. We have such great taste. I wear my shirt with my maroon skinnies, too haha.

    Oh and by the way, the fabric says it's dry clean only but I accidentally washed it the other day and it looks fine. I haven't tried it on yet, but it doesn't look like it shrunk.

  2. Lovely job! The cowl neck renfrews are my faves. :)

  3. I love stripey renfrews! I just got this pattern the other day and I'm hoping to whip up alot of stripey ones!! Looking good!

  4. Gorgeous top! I need to invest in those patterns they are adorable! Love the stripes look fantastic on you.