Oh look! It’s the
6th 7th top I’ve blogged this month! Happy Jungle January!
Making shirts is my favourite no-fail project when time is tight. This is the second Renfrew I’ve sewn this month (here’s the post with the first!) As I made this one, I realised I was having some of the same issues with the sleeves/shoulders as last time – not sure if the sleeve cap has more ease than I’m used to sewing in a knit, or if I just have troubling taking off a honking big 5/8 seam allowance now that I’m used to serging everything with 3/8! Any thoughts?
The fabric is a lovely light sweater weight that I bought locally. It’s a nice combo of warm based taupe and cool spots, which is good for my colouring. Beige and I do not get along!
Obviously, I went for the cowl option… and only realised afterward that the only other leopard top I have made is also a cowl! Hey, you surely don’t read my blog for the innovation and novelty, right? 😉
I’m more careful to reinforce sweater knits that other knits… but as I ironed stay tape on the neckline, I got curious about how you bend a straight tape around an edge! I do it two ways, as you can see above… can’t say I can tell a difference once the garment is done. What’s your strategy?
Happy Jungle January, ya’ll!