A Blast from the Past

After my marathon tee shirt sewing frenzy a few weeks back, you would think I would be well stocked and also a little tee shirted out.  It turns out though, that I did have room for one more.  This time though, I put my Tessuti Alexa to rest for a while and I picked up another long time favourite, Jalie 3352.  This time however, I had bigger plans for this pattern.....enter Sewaholic Renfrew.  The last time I made this pattern up was 2012.  How could it have been five years ago!  For the record, my original Renfrew still makes the occasional appearance in the depths of winter but after all this time, it is now sporting a small hole in the cowl neck.  It is however a testament to the longevity of this style and the fabric I chose to make it from.  Buying quality fabric and making it up into a timeless style is definitely an antedote for fast fashion.

The fabric I chose for my new Jalie/Renfrew frankenpattern, was bought from The Fabric Store.  It is a merino polypropelene.  It is actually a medium weight merino and is really soft and warm.  

Although blush pink, as it seems to be called at the moment, does not fall in my colour palette, it is a colour I do like in small doses and with the grey and navy that is fashionable at the moment and is part of my colour range, it makes a lovely change from the reds and blues I tend to gravitate to.  This pink however, doesn't have a lot of yellow in it and tends to be more blueish so I can just about get away with it.

This was a really quick make.  I simply cut my Jalie top out and then cut my neck to match the Renfrew....job done!  My only issue now is resisting the temptation to find some more fabric and make another.


  1. I don't think there is anything wrong with a closet full of great tees. This one is really nice. I have not tried the Renfew yet and it has been in my stash for several years.

  2. Great combination of patterns. I have morphed the Tilly and the Buttons Coco with the Renfrew cowl neckline too. The pink fabric is lovely.

  3. Love the drape of the neckline on your t-shirt.

    1. Thank you! I have always liked the neckline on this pattern.


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