I did it! I finished the striped Renfrew shirt. And I love it!
The fabric is a remnant that I picked up last year at a going-out-of-business sale in our town. I think I paid four euros for it at the time. It feels like a soft, fine cotton with some lycra in it. It was the perfect fabric for a Renfrew.
When I sew I tend to look for the shortcuts. I don’t always pin and I almost never baste. This time I did both. I worked back and forth between my sewing machine and serger, using the old workhorse for basting and the serger for everything else.
The V-neck can be tricky, but I took my time and it went in neatly. I love how the grey and black are perfectly even, and the V isn’t puckery at all.
And look how the stripes line up! Taking my time paid off.
I am so pleased with how this turned out, and I know I’ll be wearing this shirt a lot. It’s perfect with a sweater on a breezy spring day…
I’ll be writing a review to post at Patternreview.com, but that’s a job for another day. It’s Saturday night and I’m done with all things crafty. Now it’s time for a glass of wine.
Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €88.61