Sunday, April 29, 2018
Spring SWAP #1 & #2–Jalie Marie Claude and Sewaholic Renfrew
I whipped up two of my Spring Sewing-With-A-Plan makes.
First up is the Jalie - Marie Claude 3667
I made one of these a few months back (Dec 2017) and loved the fit, didn’t like the fabric. So I thought it would be perfect to make it again in this fun see-through sweater knit. I must say I love this top!
Size: U for shoulders, bust, and waist and Y for hip
Instructions: Jalie instructions are very good. I’ll be quite honest though, I only looked at them to see how much to hem the hem. I made the scoop neck view this time and it’s a simple T-shirt sew.
Fabric: Black Hacci Slub Sweater Knit, 2 yards from Stylish Fabrics. Ordered July 2017 for $4.50 per yard. Total for top: $9.00. It is very thin, soft, and sheer. The picture below shows off the sheer-ness of the top.
Thoughts: I love everything about it. It fits great; is soft and not too tight, not too loose. I love the sheer quality of the fabric. The arms are really long on this pattern, I’m ok with that. It is exactly what I wanted in a black tee.
Sewaholic - Renfrew 1201
This is the 8th Renfrew I have shamelessly made. This is by far my most favorite pattern ever. For a few years now I’ve wanted a short sleeve cowl one, so finally I made it!
Here are the other times I’ve made this top:
1. Elephants 2. Birds 3. Gray 4. Skater Mashup 5. Sweetheart Mashup 6. Navy Long sleeve 7. Aqua Feathers
Size: I have been losing weight again as my health has been crap, as normal it seems. So I sized down to 8 in bust/shoulders/waist and then graded to a 10 at the hip. This is 2 sizes down from my measurements. I find the Renfrew to run a little big.
Alterations: 1/2" forward shoulder adjustment. Did not do the cuffs on the sleeve – cuffs on short sleeves bother me and make me feel like my biceps are huge. I just added the cuff length to the sleeve then turned them up 3/4” and hemmed.
Instructions: Pet peeve, no "front" mark on sleeves. Plus, #6. "sew collar pieces wrong sides together" This means that the right side is facing up, but the diagram shows the wrong side facing up; the diagram is right, sew it Right sides together.
Fabric: 2 yards, Hacci Flux Triblend Stretch Jade Jersey Fabric with Two Tone Texture, ordered from Stylish Fabrics in July 2017 for $5.90 per yard. Total for top: $11.80. It is a 88% Polyester 8% Linen 4% Spandex blend and very soft, slightly sheer.
Thoughts: It’s a renfrew, what’s not to love! I like it a lot and will most likely wear it often.
Here is my full Spring SWAP.