I finally got my Sewaholic Renfrew Top pattern! My favorite feature of this pattern is the neckline; I really do think it is the perfect shape. I also like the sleeve and bottom hem bands, but probably will just lengthen those areas if I am not color-blocking my shirt. It does make for an easy sew though.
My shirt is a little snug; the knit I used is not very stretchy. I should have thought about this and gone up a size. Oh well.
I actually made up these shorts a little over a week ago. I have worn them a couple of times and LOVE them. To get my perfect fit, I did make a muslin first which I almost never do. I noticed a gap at the back waist, which was easy to fix. I took about 1/2 inch off the center back. I also added 1 inch to the length of the shorts. I know I could probably go down one size in the leg area, but I like the fit how they are--comfy! I made them from a linen blend that I purchased from Fabric.com last summer.
Pockets on the front.
Pockets on the back.
I covered a button in the same fabric. I didn't have a button on hand that would match. I also made a blind hem so my stitches wouldn't be as obvious.
These shorts are so comfortable I will just wear them around the house instead of changing into my "comfy" clothes once home! LOL
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley