Since this Sewaholic Renfrew top was a best pattern of 2012 on Pattern Review, I figured it was about time I give it a shot. I’m in need of very casual t-shirt type tops to wear around the house and yard, so I will make this one in a few more versions.
The banded bottom is great because it saves me from making a double-needle hem. Plus, I’ve always liked banded bottom shirts. The finishing technique was the same as on this Simplicity top.
The v-neckline is just a bit low cut, but not scandalously so. I can still comfortably wear it without a cami underneath and that is a blessing in the 90+ degree heat that we are still experiencing. The fabric is a one-way knit from Joanne Fabrics. It was very inexpensive (under $10) so I deemed it a good buy to test out the Renfrew top.
The sleeves are also finished with a self-fabric band. Yay, no hemming there either!!!