A little more than a month ago, I was able to test out this pattern for Tasia. It’s so much fun to be a pattern tester. It was really fun to test a pattern for myself rather than my kids this time too!
This is a great basic tee-shirt design with neckline options and three sleeve length options. It also features banded hems, so no worries about hemming knits with this pattern.
I opted for view C, the Cowl neckline with long sleeves. It is winter here after all. I used a ponte roma knit print from Hancock, I had my eye on it for a while, but when I went to pick it up for this top, it had gone on clearance for $5/yd! Yeah!!
I cut a strait size 8 and followed the instructions almost completely. They are very well written with great illustrations too. The only change I made was to construct it on my serger; the instructions are for sewing on a regular machine. Then, after sewing it up, I did end up narrowing my sleeves just a bit from the elbow down – I have kind of tiny wrists… it runs in the family.
Here’s a close up of the cowl, which I’m totally in love with. It is, in my opinion, the perfect cowl. I have big plans for this cowl. Hopefully coming soon. We’ll see, I have so much I want to sew, so little time…
And just for kicks, here’s a “great” shot of me adjusting my camera…
And one of my little man, who thought taking pictures with a remote was very, very cool.
So, if you’re looking for a really nice basic tee or a super cool new cowl, I highly recommend the Renfrew top – head over here to get your own!!