Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Long sleeve Renfrew

First off, I wanted to say "thank you" to everyone that gave their input on my last post. Reading your thoughtful comments made such a difference in my mood and made me realize that I'm not entirely alone in how I feel when it comes to being in a sewing rut. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a girl feel better! :)

Good news, I made something! The weather has been cold here, and by cold I mean the lows have been in the 40s at night, so I decided to make a long sleeve Renfrew. I know some of you are chuckling when I say that forty degrees is cold, but that's cold for the beach!

I decided to sew the Renfrew because it's a pattern that I have made before and I knew that it would be an uncomplicated, easy project. The fabric is from my shopping trip with Christine Haynes at the Michael Levine loft and it's a pretty wine colored knit. I really took my time with the construction and used a zig zag stitch to finish the raw edges (I don't have a serger). The inside looks really clean and professional, which is a first for me haha.

Since my photographer (husband) isn't around to take a picture of me in my new shirt, you get a picture of me at work making Duck Face. You know the face, you've probably seen it in many Facebook profile pictures ;) Oh, and my head scarf is from Lucky Lucille. I can't get enough of them, I wear one in my hair almost everyday.

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  1. Very pretty, I love the colour. Renfrew is such a great staple, I don't think you can have too many.

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  2. Oh how cute is that duck face.. Great top

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  3. ditto, cute face :) I'm hoping to have time to make a renfrew before Christmas, but yikes, I'm running out of time and I keep thinking of grocery shopping and cooking that has to be done!
    Getting really excited for the family get together though--yay for Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Qui! Are you coming to town for Christmas or is everyone coming to you? I know I asked you when you came over, but I forgot :(

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  4. Love it! I've got to get that pattern!

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  5. Beautiful color! That is a great pattern too.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! It's my fourth or fifth Renfrew, but my first one with long sleeves. I plan on making more with the longer sleeves, I love them!

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  6. Yay! Congrats on using that pretty knit! And for getting out of your rut. We all have them from time to time... but luckily they pass :)

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  7. Glad to hear that you are feeling better! That colour looks stunning on you and it's totes working with you LL headscarf! :D

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    1. Amanda, your comment put a smile on my face :) Thank you!

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  8. Girl, that colour is utterly fantastic on you!!! I super duper love your new cozy Renfew. They are so nice, aren't they? Did you get new specs? They are awesome and sparkly!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah!

      The glasses are the same ones, but I'm looking for some new ones. I just need to get my eyes checked again, so I can shop! :/

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  9. It's a great colour and the duck face is a great look. No botox necessary.

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  10. Well done on getting back into sewing again. Great top, the colour is lovely. It looks like a good wardrobe basic.

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    1. Thank you! When I was shopping with Christine I kept gravitating to that color. I want more fabric in that color!

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  11. quack! quack! I really must get that pattern! I see it every where and it looks like such a simple make. Right up my alley! Cutie!!

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    1. hahaahh!!! You must know what face I'm talking about!! :)

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  12. It's hard being in a sewing rut but you're a seamstress at heart who just needs some rest :)

    And forty degrees at night is WARRRMM!

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    1. Maddie, it is in the low fifties right now and I am still cold!! I have on a huge parka, a scarf, and the heater is blasting!!

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  13. This is great! I love it! What a nice color! I just finished up a black Renfrew this morning-- boring, but a much-needed basic!

    And how I miss California winters! I used to shock my roommates and friends because I didn't need a jacket or even close-toed shoes coming from cold Chicago winters. :)

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  14. Great! Love the colour! You make me want to make another Renfrew :)

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