Guess what? I made another Renfrew. Shocking! Real life conversation between me and John the other night:
John: “You know, when you made the first shirt and said you wanted a whole drawer full of them, I kinda thought you were kidding.”
Six down, with fabric for two more on deck. This is the Sewaholic pattern that just keeps on giving!
Instead of rambling on about yet another version of this awesome shirt, I’ll just show you the pictures and try to shut up. : )
This was my first time working with stripes (and therefore my first time attempting to match stripes), and I did ok for my first try. I used Tasia’s tutorial on stripe matching and follow-up tips, but I still had some slippage and mis-matching. I did a good job cutting out the pieces and I pinned every other stripe (SO many pins!), but I think my top layer of fabric kept shifting forward while sewing – hence a slight mis-match. I wonder if a walking foot would fix this problem – any thoughts?
As you can see, sometimes I achieved awesome stripe alignment and harmony…
… and sometimes I didn’t. The above sleeve isn’t bad, but it was annoying to have a mis-match after all that pinning. Truth be told, the mis-match really doesn’t bother me at all while I’m wearing the top, but it would be nice to be able to do things properly, you know?
I tried to be a good blogger and take photos outside, but I got totally washed out by the white stripes, my khaki shorts, and my insanely white legs. And geez, why did I wear such short shorts here? I guess I threw them on quickly just to run outside, as I usually hang out in PJ pants in the house. Haha, oh well.
This outdoor shot is slightly better, but you can see how dark and rainy it was this past weekend (and today, for that matter). Gotta give me some credit for attempting the outdoor photoshoot anyway!
I’m really digging the stripes here and can imagine many MANY more stripey tops in my future, but to be honest, I’m starting to think about my next project. Gasp! Horror! Am I getting ready to ditch the Renfrew gravy train? Haha, not yet, but I do find myself daydreaming about some handmade pants.
Yes, PANTS. I know. You can stop laughing now. : )
We’ll see. I still have 2 more Renfrews to go… both of which involve animal print. Oh baby!