Sewaholic Renfrew Top (Intermediate)

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The perfect basic tee! 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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Sizes: US 0-16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!) Skill Level: Intermediate

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  • 5
    Cowl neck version

    Posted by Carol on 24th Sep 2018

    Great pattern with very easy to follow instructions. I’m very happy with the top I’ve made using Scarlet Leopard Print jersey bought at the same time.

  • 5
    A neckline for all seasons

    Posted by Betty Biscuit on 7th Oct 2016

    I'm quite new to making clothes and although I loved (in particular) the cowl neck version of this top, the pattern's 'intermediate' designation made me hesitate to buy. I didn't resist the urge for long however (!) and I'm very glad that I took the plunge. This was only my second foray into knits after an 'Agnes' top but still, it sewed up beautifully.
    The three neck options can be mixed and matched with three different sleeve lengths, making this a very versatile pattern that gives a good return for a small investment; I've already cut out another one, with a V neck.
    The instructions were straightforward & clearly written and on an purely aesthetic note, I really like the appearance of Sewaholic Patterns. Although they aim to cater particularly for those of us with pear shaped figures and I don't really fit into that group, it didn't affect the fit of this top as I sized it to my bust measurement. Anyway, they have so many great designs that I intend to buy other styles and make any necessary adjustments!
    I heartily recommend it (not that I'm an expert:)