|View C with long sleeves.|
The only alterations I made to the pattern was to reduce the length of the hem band by 4cm because I am not pear shaped (the Sewaholic patterns are all drafted to suit pear shaped women). I left the width of the body the same as the pattern to accommodate the extra padding around my tummy area.
I love the shape of the Renfrew because it hides all my worst features, yet still looks good.
That bulge on the front is the belt holding up my RTW jeans that are way too big in the waist. I also love the nice slim shape of the sleeves.
The back has a bit of wrinkling and pulling going on. Maybe it needs to have a bit of width added to the back piece? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|Sorry about the over exposed photo.|
|All seams sewn with the overlocker.|
Ponte is such a lovely stable knit to sew. I constructed this top entirely with the overlocker. I used a grey thread because I didn't have lavender and this seemed the closest match. I was quite happy with how it blended in with the lavender and doesn't look out of place. Look how big the cowl collar is...so luxurious.
|Side seams match.|
|Intersecting seams match at underarm.|
If you are one of the very few sewers who haven't tried the Renfrew, you really should give it a go. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Gotta love an instant gratification project.