First, I made a long comfy skirt that makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a blanket. Very good.
Next, I had to assess my tee shirt collection. This made me come to the realization that I tend to keep tee shirts to a point where it's probably not socially acceptable, complete with holes and other nasty things (I'm talking pit stains, people). So, it was high time I put together a couple of tees. I used Sewaholic's Renfrew pattern, and am super happy to have new staples to wear to death!
This was my first experience with a Sewaholic pattern, and I thought it was really nicely done.
It does fit a bit loose, so for the striped version, I made a size smaller.
Just a couple of minor changes to the pattern:
- omitted the sleeve & hem bands and used the new coverstitch machine (!) to hem.
- lengthened the black version a few inches to compensate for taking out the band.
- added one length of twill tape all along the shoulder seams and back neck before sewing the sleeves on.
I saw Morgan at Crab & Bee's lined wool version of the Renfrew just after I finished these two, and am inspired to make a sweatshirt version (with more alterations, to be sure). With plenty more knits in my fabric collection, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a fave knit pattern that they wear all the time? In the mean time, I'll be working on some of my own!