I tried something new. I sewed the Renfrew Top by Sewaholic Patterns. Created from a knit fabric, this would be my very first time! I’m blushing. Tasia, the creator of Renfrew, states that a “stable knit” should be used for this pattern. If you look up stable knit, Ponte comes up as one of the examples. So I believe that “Stable Knit”, means limited stretch. This is not an easy task, finding an attractive knit, that is stable. Most of the ponte that I have been able to find, comes in solid, ugly colors. The one that Tasia used for her Renfrew is a lovely black and white stripe.
How cute is Tasia in her black and white striped Renfrew?
That shirt has personality! I wanted something like that also, that had personality. I found a striped knit, not an all too stable one, though. It was on sale, so I thought, I’ll try it. What the heck?
Here is my first attempt.
I am relatively happy with it. After I finished and tried it on, I am going to shorten it. It is a little long for my torso. Oh yeah, and I had to put a bow on it. What’s that joke? “In Portland, you can Put a Bird On It and just call it art”…….I learned this from my friend Lavender! I “Put a Bow On It”!
Go here to see what I am talking about. It’s funny and to the extreme, but this is how I feel sometimes, when I put a bow on it. Everything is always better with a bow or a little rick rack, eh?
Here is today’s montage for day 7 of MM-May 2012 Challenge. I also completed my 7th pair of Colette Clovers. These are my favorite ones to date!
I did some crazy exposure thing with an app I have on my phone, but I am calling it “ART” cuz it has a “BOW” on it!!!
Happy Monday- Put a Bird on It!