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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Renfrew Dress

When I first purchased the Sewaholic Renfrew pattern, I was concerned that I might be wasting $$.  I'm spoiled by $.99 pattern sales and $6 pdf's.  Anything over $10 really seems like a lot to pay. 
When I bought the Renfrew pattern, I wasn't typically making more than one or two items from a single pattern, so the cost of an item of clothing was fabric + pattern.
I think this might be the fifth incarnation of the Renfrew now and I can see myself reaching for it again.  
This pattern has proven it's value. :)
For this version, I made the neck higher, made long sleeves for the first time, and just sewed a skirt onto the bottom of the tee and added a drawstring.

 I bought two yards of this fairly thin coral and grey knit from Girl Charlee.  I heart Girl Charlee.

The side seams of the skirt need pressing, but you can see I managed to match the stripes.

Christmas vacation is in three days, but I have a few pictures saved up that are not yet blogged about, so maybe I'll come back here to visit before Christmas.
Early Merry Christmas anyway!


  1. It seems like a pattern that is open to a lot of variations - I love this latest version!

  2. Love it! I like your styling, too - very fun!

  3. you take the best pics of yourself! :)