Friends, I am just now learning how incredibly difficult it is to sew garments when half of your sewing instruments are packed ... somewhere. (Really must learn to label boxes. Already misplaced my alarm clock.) In spite of all this, I managed to finish a Renfrew top!
I bought this fabric on my last fabric excursion of 2012 (with the marvelous Michelle, of course). It's a thick poly knit, and since I only had about a yard to work with, I decided a Renfrew was in order. I came across some problems with the waistband and sleeve cuffs, as I was nearly out of fabric at that point. I can still flex like a boss, even if the sleeves are a bit tighter than I would like.
I call this my Optical Illusion Renfrew because I feel like my chest completely disappears in this print. I looked in the mirror and said, "WHOA. This shirt is a minimizer."
Even if my chest looks significantly smaller, I still like this top. Now to just find a box/suitcase to throw it into...
Friends, do you love the Renfrew pattern as much as I do? I think this might be my fifth one - with many more to come, I'm sure!
Thanks for bearing with me as I pack up my goods here. I'm in that awkward stage between "crap, I've run out of boxes" and "is it time to book the movers yet?"
Much love to you all!!