Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Completed: Spangly Renfrew...

Another Finished part of my SWAP! I wasn't sure if this was going to be in it but I'm really glad I made it.
Talk about workhorse clothing, This is my third Renfrew made from a remnant I got in May last year that I have been dying to use. I'm gutted the fabric store didn't have more of it! It was always destined to be made up in this pattern. Its oh so soft and has a slight sparkle to it. I'm not one for glitzy in your face kind of sparkle but this was just enough and not itchy like metallic threads can be!
Easy as pie to make. I could make it in my sleep I think. Slight fitting issues and drag lines at the bust and just under my bra at the back, but nothing I can't live with. I cut a size down from my last one and I think an FBA might have to happen.
 I wasn't sure about this top when I put it on the shine made it a bit "wet look" and I wasn't sure but having worn it for the day I can safely say it goes with loads of stuff in my wardrobe and is a keeper!
(Please excuse the wrinkles where my moss skirt makes bumps.) 
Goes perfectly with Moss Skirt (Which is also getting tons of wear!)
Costings seem pretty good to me too!
Fabric: In Stash before 2013, £0!
Notions: Renfrew Pattern already in Stash, Thread in Stash £0
Total: Free!
Wearability: 9 I think the wet look could take some getting used to but otherwise its so neutral I could wear it with anything!

Have you any Workhorse garments in your wardrobe?


  1. Cute ... Looks like a good wardrobe garment, to mix and match.Happy sewing.

  2. Sparkilicious! You are on a roll right now, Stevie!
    Yes - Renfrew is a real workhorse pattern. I wear mine all the time. And I am feeling the itch to amke another after seeing this!

  3. Yay for workhorse garments! It does look like a great basic!
    My knit tops (and the dresses I made from the same patterns) are without a doubt my most worn garments, too.
    Btw, I had your book in the mail today! Thanks so much! I can't wait to get started on a couple of tops and dresses. :)


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