Renfrew Do’s


My first take on Sewaholic’s Renfrew top was cobbled together from the last remants of some gorgeous grey stable knit (for body) and slinky paisley ITY knit (for sleeves/cowl). This looks like a vest over a lighter top.


My second go (immediately after the first, cos it’s a very satisfying make!) used up a stripey cotton/poly/who-knows-what-it-is b+w remnant that my DD purchased at Marrickville’s Reverse Garbage years ago for a school project. The only other use that I am aware of was an outfit DD made for our (then) kitten:

I used some black jersey knit for the sleeves and another stripey cotton jersey from Remnant Warehouse for the cowl.

Initially, I liked the stripey one more than the paisley, but I’ve flipped back….the paisley is now my favourite.

It’s a great pattern. It’s easy. It fits well.

Go for it!

For more sewing nitty-gritty see my Pattern Review