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The perfect basic tee and our best-selling pattern! The Renfrew Top is a fitted knit top with sleeve and neckline variations. View A has long sleeves and a scoop neckline. View B has short sleeves and a deep V neckline. View C has a dramatic cowl neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. Mix and match any of the sleeves with any of the neckline options for unlimited possibilities!
This is the knit top pattern for people who dislike sewing with knits. Instead of standard machine-stitched hems, the sleeve and body hems are finished with bands. These banded hems are easy to sew and finish the edge in a professional-looking way.
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Posted by Jesy - Co-Owner Sew Dayton on 2nd Mar 2015
I LOVE everything about this top, the options for the necklines, the 3 sleeve lengths and the amazing fit! Sew time is about 1 hour if you use your serger completely, maybe less a seasoned sewer! I can't recommend this top to enough people.
When we teach at our shop this is the pattern we usually suggest the customer to purchase if they are wanting to start with a basic tee.
Thank you for the awesome pattern!!
Posted by Lois on 7th Aug 2014
I just finished my first Renfrew and was so excited I had to review right away. I have always hesitated to spend sewing time on something as basic as a tee shirt. It just seems like something that is cheap and easy to buy rtw. However, after spending all day shopping trying to find some basic tops that weren't too low in the neck, to sheer, too long, too tight in one place or another, too expensive, etc. I finally gave in and bought this pattern. It might be the best 10 dollars I ever spent! It took about an hour to cut out and sew and seriously, it fits perfect! Amazing! I am a pear-shaped lady and according to the body measurements for Sewaholic, a size 8. However, I cut the size 6 after looking at the finished garment measurements as i didn't want a whole lot of ease in a basic tee shirt. I sewed the whole thing on my serger so it was a super quick project. I like that all the edges are finished with bands as opposed to hemming. It makes a basic tee just a little nicer and more polished looking. As I said, the fit is great, its quick and easy to sew, and the pdf version makes it available instantly (yay!). I highly recommend this pattern and will be making many more of these.