Another day, another Renfrew. I just love this top. I think this is my 5th but there could be more of them in my closet. This is my last piece of fabric from Pacific Fabrics. It’s a rayon poly blend with an oatmeal and navy stripe. I was meticulous about matching the strips along the side seams and am quite pleased with my results. For this Renfrew, I raised the neckline an inch for a “playground appropriate” neckline so that when I pick up and carry by kid around my ladies stay undercover.
As my previous post yesterday (a Renfrew Tank Top pattern alteration) mentioned, I am sewing up what I call, casual sews. However, the key to understanding them is that they fit better than any ready to wear casual clothing could fit. So I feel at my best, even just hanging around the house.
Or even pretending I am in Charlie’s Angels. I so wish I was that cool. Derp Derp Derp*.
The shoulder seam strip alignment was off because I didn’t line up the stripes at the exact stitch line, but instead at the edge of the fabric. (As you may know, stripes and curves do not align!) You can see it’s just about a centimeter off, my seam allowance. Ugh, well, there is next time.
Are you paying attention? See my garden clipping pile is getting bigger! I care for the good part of the plants, but ignore the waste. Instead I am sewing, which is way better, right?
Love and Happiness,