Finished Project: Stripey Renfrew Sweater


Pattern: Renfrew by Sewaholic Patterns
Fabric: Sweatery jersey from Metro Textiles in NYC
Size: 4 graded to a 6 from waist to hips

Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Leggings: DKNY

Yup, another Renfrew!  I can’t get enough of this pattern, I wear my two Renfrews all of the time when I’m out of work or on the weekends.  When it’s not warm weather outside – you know, dress season – I live in basics like long sleeve shirts and leggings.  It’s no-fuss dressing, especially in the blah, grey days of pre-spring.


Look at that stripe matching, what what!  I really do suck at stripes, though.  Somehow, I couldn’t even tell you how, the stripes allllmost matched up when I attached the sleeves to the body of the shirt.  I didn’t even think about making sure I matched those when I cut out the pattern pieces, but the sewing gods said yes, the stripes shall match at the seams on this Renfrew.  And so they did.


Ok, except for this front shoulder.  But I was pretty darn close!

And no, I’m not done with the Renfrew.  Wait until you see my other rendition later this week…



  1. March 4, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Nice top! I think your stripe matching is great, even at the shoulder! My sis bought a RTW striped maxi dress that didn't line up!! That said, your shirt looks great!

    • March 5, 2013 / 9:27 pm

      Isn't it crazy how people will pay big buck for a shirt or dress and things like plaids and stripes don't line up? I can't stand it. I always gauge the quality of a RTW garment by things like that.

  2. March 4, 2013 / 10:29 pm

    It is very nice. I love the colors – black, gray, white 🙂

  3. March 5, 2013 / 5:28 am

    Great fabric for your Renfrew. I think sewists are the only ones to notice the stripes not matching totally, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    • March 5, 2013 / 9:26 pm

      I think you're absolutely right about noticing the stripe matching!

  4. March 5, 2013 / 9:49 am

    Lovely, the stripes look fine. I haven't made the cowl version yet, but I am inspired after seeing yours.

    • March 5, 2013 / 9:27 pm

      You'll love it, it's so comfortable to wear!

  5. March 7, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    So cute! Love this on you! It's basically impossible to match stripes around the sleeve head (believe me, I've tried!).

    • March 9, 2013 / 2:34 am

      Oh whew, good to know!

  6. March 8, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    This looks amazing! Great job matching the stripes! Mine is not going as well — yours looks sooo much better.

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