Black & White Polka Dot Renfrew
In preparation for Me Made May, I’ve been hurriedly making more casual tops to wear.
I know I’m behind the curve on this one, and the sewing blogosphere has been aflood with different version of this shirt for quite some time, but I made a Renfrew.
Just like everyone else, I love this pattern. Sure, it might be something I’d be able to draft myself, but I like supporting independent pattern designers. Plus, it’s nice to work on a project that doesn’t really involve much thought.
I topstitched around the neckline with my double needle for a clean and professional look.
I made it pretty short, so it will be easier to tuck into a skirt. I generally prefer my tops shorter anyway.
I also like my knit tops to be a bit more fitted. So, I cut a 4 at the hips and bust and curved in to a 0 at the waist.
For this top, I used a remnant of fabric that measured a bit more than 3/4 yard. It’s a super lightweight double-knit. I really only used about half a yard of material.
It was such a snap to make! I’m actually working on several others at the moment. It’s a nice quick project to squeeze in between other projects.
For me, the best part about this top is that it’s striped on the inside and polka dots on the outside. Maybe I’ll wear it inside out sometime. ;P
Sorry if that was too many pictures of such a basic top. I’m just super excited about polka dots, lately. I’ve always loved them, but for some reason they’ve been largely missing from my wardrobe for the past few years. I have another polka dot top planned, but I’m waiting for my Sewing Cake Hummingbird pattern that I ordered during the pre-sale. I’m so excited to get my hands on that pattern!