26 March 2012

Giveaway! Sewaholic Renfrew Top


One of the most popular patterns being worn during OWOP! week is the Renfrew top. The latest pattern by Sewaholic has already gained a strong fan base and its versatility makes it perfect for wearing all week. In fact, Sewaholic founder Tasia has written an article about OWOP! which confirms that multiple usage is at the forefront of her mind as a pattern designer:

“When I design patterns, I really want them to be made up more than once. That’s why I offer one or two variations to the basic design, and also plan the patterns around using a variety of different fabrics… The Renfrew Top pattern can be used to make nine different tops! And that’s just variations on pattern pieces. Fabric, embellishments, contrast, applique – there are so many cool ways to make the same pattern look completely different.

When I sew, I always want to use patterns more than once. The first time, we work out the fit issues, and customize the design to suit our taste. We’ve probably even worn the garment a few times and can improve on its wearability for round two! I have very little free sewing time, so it’s in my best interests to re-use patterns that fit well. I’d save on precious sewing time! We work so hard at making a muslin, getting the details just so – it makes sense to use patterns again and again if we’re happy with the results!”

Tasia modelling variations of the Renfrew top

Fancy making a few Renfrews for yourself? To celebrate OWOP! Sewaholic is kindly offering one reader their own copy of this pattern. To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment below with some ideas for how you would make the pattern up in more than one way. (Personally, as a nautical chic obsessive, I know I could easily make nine striped versions of this!)

The deadline to enter is Thursday 5th April 2012 at midnight GMT. The winner will be selected by random number generator and announced on this blog on Friday 6th April. The giveaway is open internationally and includes shipping. Don’t forget to leave your email if it’s not linked to your blogger profile so I can let you know if you win.

Bonne chance!

279 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! Tasia's patterns are great and her instructions fantastic

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  2. Thanks for the give away. Now it's getting warmer i'd have to make rhetorically short sleeved v neck first in a really colourful stripe.

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  3. As it's coming into winter where I am, I'd have to make multiple versions of the roll neck, so georgous!

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  4. Fabulous! Count me in...I love the high neck version and could see making a very feminine version and a classic office version as well!

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  5. Yay! So exciting!

    I would make one in every color of the rainbow!

    kitschymommy@gmail.com

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  6. Wow that's great! As I am always short on long sleeve shirts in the winter (no pun intended), I would make 3-4 of the long sleeve version, some with scoop neck, others V neck and would make one of each in a solid colour, and one of each in a stripey/floral print.
    It looks like the perfect versatile top pattern :)

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  7. I think I'd hit up the jersey section of the fabric store and go crazy, and then get several of the cowl version out of the way before I'd be able to move on to the other styles. :)

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  8. OH.. great! I actually bookmarked the pattern since I need to go on a lookout for shirts-patterns soon!

    I could definitely imagine to replace my everyday- and work-shirts from this pattern (in all colors of the rainbow.. as well as stripes of course) and make one in gold with the cowl-neck for some upcoming parties!

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  9. well, i'd need one in black, and another in black and then maybe one in a grey and prehaps if i'm branching out a dark stripe! and then again a nice orange would be good!

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  10. I would totally love this, I love the cowl nexk version.

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  11. I'm just getting started sewing so I'm not sure how I'd make it yet :-) I would love to have a go at sewing such a popular pattern as I find my feet

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  12. I really like the long-sleeved version and could see myself making up a whole bunch of them in different colours. So many outfits seem to need a decent base layer. Imagine, a really useful long sleeved top that actually fits!

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  13. I like this pattern a lot. I would make one short sleeved and V-neck in a solid color (for running) and one with a medium length for the sleeve and a cowl-neck with a flowery pattern (for the office)

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  14. I would make the cowl version in every color of the rainbow to wear with blazers and/or high waisted skirts. Sign me up! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  15. Hm, definitely want to turn it into a tunic, and maybe try a version with chevrons! Also some basic T's with some fun prints.

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  16. I love this pattern. I think I'd make lots of short sleeved versions. It's starting to warm up! :)

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  17. Lovely giveaway. I'd make some long sleeved ones in Merino for the winter we're moving into, that would be a plain or stripe. It'd also look fantastic in a floral print as well

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  18. I really like the length of this design. I'd make up a few variations in solid colours to use with my OWOP checked skirt. Plus I think the cowl neck version would be lovely with the cowl done in a contrasting colour.

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  19. I'm always looking to make some fun tops that are personal and unique but work with jeans. I'd probably try switching the fabrics up a bit for various pieces of the pattern that way it is unique each time the cowl would lend itself well to that too. Thanks for a cool giveaway I love the OWOP idea but couldn't manage this time - hopefully you'll do another some time! makeitgiveit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love the cowl neck version and the idea of making a simple layering top which is perfect in length for me.

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  21. Yes yes yes would sooooo love to win this! Not only would I make enough to replace the majority of falling-apart-shop-bought-tops I own (off to the charity pile) but I am particularly leen to see if I can make a variation on it inspired by a peplum top I recently spied... I think I could shorten the Renfrew cutting it off at the waistline and then add a circle-skirt-ish frill!

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  22. dots! I definitely go for the cowl neck-version and dots!!! I'd love to win!

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  23. I'd love this, realised I have a lack of tops in my wardrobe, I'd make it up in casuals, jersey etc for waering with jeans, but also use more dressy fabrics and add a soft bow on the v neck version for work.

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  24. That looks like a very useful pattern! I'd make a couple of long sleeved ones (with extra long sleeves for my monkey-long arms!) in some nice thick jersey or, if I could find some, a merino knit. Maybe in deep pink and grey - two colours I've enjoyed wearing this year. And a short-sleeved vee neck with some loose ruffles coming down from the top would be cute!

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  25. Pati from London26 March 2012 at 10:09

    I have signed up for a sewing course in May (sooo excited!) and soon I will get my first sewing machine (can't wait!) following your advice, Tilly. Last week I got Colette's violet pattern (even though I still haven't got a clue as to how to sew :), he,he...) but feel very excited and determined to learn. I would love to participate in this fab and generous giveaway and add Renfrew to my very small collection of patterns... My favourite renfrew one is the long sleeved tee. I love stripes so a red and white one would be great and perhaps a cute spotty short-sleeved v-neck one to wear in the summer with a crocheted flower brooch on top. Thank you so much!! How exciting! Pati x

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    1. Pati from London28 March 2012 at 14:34

      by the way, I forgot! I am on pibarrola at yahoodotcom

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  26. Easy to answer as I've been coveting this pattern for ages! One in plain white high quality jersey - you just can't buy em! One in a missoni print and my cowl neck version in a ribbed knit that I've already spied at Ditto Fabrics in Brighton.

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  27. Patterns, for me, are an investment in long term wardrobe building. I don't want to spend money on a pattern that I'll use only once. Not that I'm not a bit jealous by all those bloggers pulling stuff out of their stash and finding that they already have the perfect pattern they've never made... :) but I can't seem justify the expense for me.

    I'm a bit nautically inclined myself, so I'd definitely start out by making a round necked 3/4 sleeve navy striped version. Then I'd make a 3/4 sleeve cowl neck version in royal blue with a wide royal blue satin ribbon under the bust all along the front to replace a Stockhlm (Swedish fashion brand) top that was one of the last things I bought for myself before I started sewing seriously - I love that top to death and now it's falling apart.

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  28. Since I am heading into winter months I would whip up a couple of 3/4 and long sleeve versions. But I am prone to changing necklines and adding details to my tops so would have to let the creative juices run with these tops...

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  29. I love this type of top, add an embellishment, a flower, a button, different sleeve lengths and necklines it certainly would get a lot of use!

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  30. I would LOVE to win this pattern. I live in long sleeved t-shirts in winter, both for work & play, and short sleeved in summer. To start with I would make some in solid colours for work - long sleeved with round & cowl neck, then some stripes & large prints for play. For summer I would just make the short sleeved in solids (I have a thing for plain!) Thanks for the great give-away. Please pick me!!

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  31. I love nautical style too (in fact I am sitting in work in a navy and white striped jumper with a big gold anchor on the front as I type)and I would love to change up the short sleeved top by adding a button on the sleeve and adding a strip of fabric to hold up the folded sleeves (I have no idea if there is a name for this... but this style is in all the shops at the moment and it will make use of my million buttons I have). I also have lots of ribbon/ric rac/misc. embellishments that I keep buying and not using so it might be nice to add a scalloped ribbon around the neckline seam for a little hint of girliness. :D

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  32. Hmm, let me count the ways... cowl neck in a soft cotton brick red knit for when I want to be noticed, a short sleeved in the V neck in black and white and blue and green and purple and lime and turquoise, a thick long sleeved with a higher round neck for underlayers for the coming winter. And I thought it was part of the rules to make the Renfrew in a stripey nautical knit??

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  33. oh brilliant! I have some knit fabric just waiting to be used up! definitely would make some in stripes but also some plain colours- grey, white, black, navy. you can never have too many basics!

    Thank you!

    sewmyway@gmail.com

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  34. i would probably have at least 9 different tops in my closet after a week. but i need to restrain myself that they dont all end up being striped and 3/4 lenght sleeves. i just love stripes too much!

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  35. Plain colurs all the way for me and then maybe a stripe and a floral if I can find the jersey .

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  36. Easy. I'd make a tunic dress similar to this Boden one - http://www.bodenusa.com/en-US/Womens-Tunics-Kaftans/WL656/Womens-Stripy-Tunic.html I have the fabric - charcoal and white - ready to go

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  37. I would make a few basic ones and then play around with the sleeves... floaty asymetrical sleeves in egyptian cotton anyone...? Super soft!

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  38. Wow, i would definitely go for the V-Neck one : coral jersey with coral lace for the short sleeves, and maybe adding puffy sleeves in lace !!!

    elee_lg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. Given Finland in the winter, there's always a need for long-sleeved layerable shirts, but I'd also love to try making a short sleeved cowl neck in a nice thick knit or jersey, and the cowl version as is would be fun in a nice marimekko print (the remnants can be surprisingly cheap)!

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  40. I really wanted to be a part of OWOP week but alas with a little new baby and work it isn't happening this time around. But if I won this pattern I would try to adapt it into a nursing top.

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  41. It would be the short-sleeved V-neck version for me - in stripes of course!

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  42. this looks great. I know just what I'd do with it as well :-)

    milagarten@yahoo.com

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  43. Count me in!
    With this pattern you can make great versions.
    What about OWOP? I´m working hard to complete all the versions!!
    How about the participants? I´m checking some participant´s pieces and they´re great versions!!!

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  44. I would make nautical-inspired striped ones too. Then, perhaps a navy cowl version. Great giveaway!

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  45. They are all so beautiful and flattering. I'd also stick with stripes and solid colors with the crew neck and cowl neckline, and with 3/4 sleeves.
    csebott@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love this pattern - it would be my second ever garment, it looks fab! lkbingham@gmail.com

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  47. I'd love to do version of the cowl-neck version, with a solid body and stripey cowl!

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  48. awesome giveaway! i'd love to have this pattern, and i think i would have to do it in a fun stripe!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to make a sleeveless black cowl-neck version for layering under jackets and cardigans.

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway! I always have trouble finding t-shirts that are long enough but not huge in the chest, so I think I'd make a few summer shirts from the Renfrew. I could also use some nice knit tops for work!

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  52. Wonderful pattern! I would make the long sleeved version in the jewel tones of Autumn as I layer a lot during the colder months & the bright colours would cheer up the winter months. I would, also, make a couple of the shorter sleeved version, to wear while playing with the grandchildren during the summer months, in the colours of the ocean.
    jlalexia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. oooh I'd make the short sleeve version and embellish it with Stars like the example in the Cath Kidston Sew book.

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  54. oh please (sends up a silent prayer) let it be me- this is the only one of all of Taisa's fabulous patterns I think I can make and fit in (I am fighting hard to no longer be plus sized). On that note, a good T-shirt/Jersey top pattern is a life saver during this time when my body is changing all the time and I could do endless variations with 3/4 sleeves and shorter for spring, neckline details, plain and patterned to wear under Cardis now and with skirts, soon as I hit my next target! I can't wait to wear those again!
    ibs102(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. Hmmm... as Sewaholic sizing ends at 16, I'm not quite sure what I'd do with this pattern, as I usually wear anything from an 18 to a 22 in pattern sizes, depending on the fabric, ease, cut, etc. However, in this pattern's measurements, it's only really the bust that's signficantly too small in the 16. Maybe this could be scaled up using an FBA? If so, I'd love to make a summer top using view A, but with 3/4 length sleeves, in a solid jersey (perhaps navy or red) and then jazz it up with trim. I'd also love to make a winter top from view C, some basic colours for everyday where and then a jewel colour in a velvet stretch knit for "dress up". And if I couldn't make the pattern work for me, I'd have to sew something for a friend. :-)

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  56. I would love to make it up in metallic materials for nights out! I could also make in neutral colours such as grey, black and brown with a colour blocked body!

    If i win, i am sajreid at hotmaildotcodotuk

    sandra

    xxx

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  57. Oh this sounds lovely. I have been making up a few different versions of the Sorbetto and would love a decent Tshirt pattern - have been looking at the renfrew but haven't got round to sorting anything out about it yet. xx

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  58. ^ should have included the ideas...
    I have a thing for tshirts in teal-y colours so I think I would have to go for an orangy colour to offset the teal/green I always wear (I even have trousers that colour too)
    I would like a few in different patterns, Would love to do the cowl one with a different material for the cowl.

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  59. Thanks for the give-away. Love the 3 options and I have the perfect knit stripe in my stash for the V-neck with maybe 3/4 length sleeves.

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  60. I'd love to make up the cowl version, it looks very like a favourite and very worn jumper I'm preparing to mourn, it's one of my favourite styles and I can see myself making several, along with the scoop neck version for work and play. I don't have enough basic well fitting tops in bright colours so I'd love a chance to make some. I'm fairly new to sewing, but this is exactly the kind of pattern to make me jump in.

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  61. I would love to try this pattern, I would use a raw edge on the neckline. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  62. what a great giveaway. I would love to win this pattern as, just as you say, it can be made in so many different versions and also it is such a classic timeless pattern.

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  63. I love cowl necks. They flatter my shape. I'd make a long- and short-sleeve version!

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  64. I would love to have a copy of the pattern. I think would make it in every color! But the cowl version is my favorite, maybe color blocking with black and white.

    cutekipepeo(at)gmail (dot)com

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  65. Ooh! I'd love to win this pattern. I have really long arms so the shirts I buy always have sleeves that are a little too short. I'd love to try making my own shirts so they would fit right, and this pattern looks like it has so many variations/combination options that I could make a whole army of shirts that actually fit me! :)
    -Jenni

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  66. I've been fantasizing about getting this pattern and making it maternity-appropriate. Think shirred sides, or longer with ties on the side to adjust length... Lots of very light summer-friendly knits is a definite.

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  67. I'd make a long sleeved top in a lovely foresty green with gold accents, and a cowl neck version in a dark grey with very subtle darker grey stripes on it. Winter is coming and even though I live in South Africa, it can get COLD over here!
    ~ Eleanor ~
    eleanorkrause87 at gmail dot com

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  68. I have to admit, I'm afraid to sew knits, mostly because of my unfamiliarity with them! But Tasia has such a generous, approachable style that I'd really love to give it a go. And these are such staples--I would wear them all the time!

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  69. I'd like to makeup the V neck & rounded neck versions for summer. The cowl neck version would be great for Fall and Winter. I have some knit fabric is waiting in my stash.

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  70. I love the Renfrew top! I would, aside from sewing it up just as the pattern dictates, also make the cowl neck version into a longer, tunic-y number. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I'm afraid of knits, but if there's anyone I trust to show me the way it's Tasia. Sign me up!

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  72. since scoring my used serger last fall, i'm absolutely obsessed with sewing knits! Thanks for the give away! shkoober at hotmail dot com

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  73. The simplicity of the pattern means that you can really showcase your fabric, so I'd probably scour the internet for several cute knit prints: florals, polka dots, plaids, (dare I say it) animals??

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    acbrown28 at gmail dot com

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  74. Oh man! I have a stack of knits (mostly stripes and one awesome teal leopard print!) downstairs that would just LOVE to be made into Renfrews! I just bought a serger and I can't wait to make more with knits!
    Thanks Tilly, and thanks Tasia! :)

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  75. Well I have just been in love with lace lately. I don't know why; I want to feel like a little girl in summer maybe? Any way I would embellish with buttons and lace and I just adore a 3/4 length sleeve.

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  76. I would love this pattern. I've seen it made up from by at least a dozen different bloggers, so I would have at least 12 different options without even thinking of my own!

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  77. I have a minor stripe obsession (not limited to nautical ones) so that's the way I'd go.

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  78. I could easily make a dozen of these tops, probably most of them with the scoop neck and either short or elbow length sleeves. And stripes! Oh, how I love stripey knit tops.

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  79. I love black long-sleeved t-shirts, so I'd probably make one with every neck variation.

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  80. what would better go with 7 yards of fabric that I got at a thrift store? Maybe a free pattern I won. Lol. I'd use this for the fabric I got for like 20 cents a yard or less. Theres a blue one, and a pinkish one and one with flowers on it. Honestly I have like 10 different colors of knits I need to use so my husband will let me get more.

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  81. I bought this pattern for my daughter in the UK, but have not got my copy yet! I would make all 3 views in a variety of knits. It is a classic basic that will enhance any wardrobe. Mary mdeeter@hotmail.com

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  82. I'd make some well fitting black v neck long sleeved shirts, and then well fitting t-shirts in my favorite colors.
    alexa DOT shelton AT gmail.com

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  83. I love this pattern! The short sleeve version is almost identical to one of my favorite RTW tops! I would definitely do this in several different colors and add some fun embellishments to the neckline to change it up. The one I have been most wanting to try involves pleating an old mens' tie and stitching it along the neckline.

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  84. I'd love to make a basic black cowl necked version! Would be super cute to wear to work.

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  85. I'd probably have to make one in all my favorite colors, long- and short-sleeved each, then play around with embellishments!

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  86. This is just what I need! I am terrible at separates and casuals. I'd make it in solid knits to beef up my basics wardrobe, then maybe a fun cheetah print or stripe! hostess {at} host-itnotes.com

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  87. I already have several patterned knits in my stash that would work for all three versions. Think this would be a nice replacement for simplicity 4076, as I may have it my limit on that one. :-)

    Ruth

    rutheblack at hotmail dot com

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  88. Gosh, so many possibilities. A few 3/4 sleeved striped tee for spring, several scoop necked pastels tees for summer, and a few basic white tees for anytime. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. Navy with white edging, cream and black polka dots with black edging, lots of yellow and green and sky blue and red for summer, lots and lots of stripes in different colours...

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  90. it looks like a great pattern that could be dressed up or down depending on what type of fabric you use. I would love to make a cowl neck version in a sweater knit. Thanks for the chance!

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  91. I would love to make this in a stretch lace. And a neutral long sleeved cowl for some variating in layering (I tend to gravitate to button-up shirts). The V-neck would get made a bunch as I love that neckline.

    run2mommy(at)verizon(dot)net

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  92. I love the stripes too, but I would also make a sweater version of the cowl neck option, and lengthen it to wear over leggings in the fall/winter.

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  93. I think I would make it sleeveless. Then I would do a three color colorblock. I would make it a bit longer so it could be worn as a tunic.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. I love the stripes, I would make it in several colors, V neck, perhaps I will also do it with no sleeves.

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  95. Would love to win this, such a great pattern for wardrobe staples- can't have too many t-shirts.

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  96. i have been lusting after this pattern since it hit the floor!

    purple with polka dots. orange. short sleeved. cowl necked. v necked.

    (texas doesn't need too many long-sleeved versions, but i'd stash it away, you never know where the air force will send you next.)

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  97. I would like to do the v-neck version of this pattern in a bunch of solids. I know boring, but then I would have the basic staples of shirts. I do love the nautical stripes though!

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  98. ohh...well I do need some t shirts! Maybe flowers shall be added though? thanks for this!

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  99. I love playing with stripes, so I think I could also make at least 9 striped versions.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  100. This pattern is lovely, I think I would make all three versions. Thank you for the chance of winning!! :)

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  101. I just started reading your blog and have been enjoying it. What a nice giveaway! I'd make this top with short sleeves and a scoop neck and then have fun mixing and matching the different options with different fabrics. I usually use solid colors for tops but I am tempted by stripes too. egholtrop at gmail dot com

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  102. I live in t-shirts, and I'd probably start with the nautical stripes as well. Then I'd probably start eyeballing the skirts I've made and try to make some tees to match them--I really need to start sewing outfits instead of just pieces.

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  103. I would lengthen it to make dresses, with or without the cowl, in jersey and in sweater knits, I love t-shirt dresses!

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  104. I would definitely make the Renfrew top with different necklines. I love the options! Also, I am in dire need of long sleeve shirts for layering but can never find any in the stores that I like. This pattern would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity Tasia and Tilly! :)

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  105. I love this pattern!! tons of possibilities and looks pretty figure flattering for most body types!

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  106. I would make up some with a pattern for the front, and a solid color in the back. Or maybe lace in the back!

    madebytrisha [at] gmail [dot] com

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  107. I really like that this shirt design is simple... and thus probably really easy to hack! If I went with the basic design, I'd do the cowl neck in animal print--probably leopard or zebra--BUT instead of doing the inside of the cowl in animal print, I'd do it in a bright solid color. If I were to go with the scoop neck, I'd add a pocket to the front breast. The V-neck I'd consider adding some sort of trim to the cuffs, bottom, and maybe neck (if it weren't lace). Hack wise, it'd be really fun to make any of these shirts into summer/early fall t-shirt style dresses.

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  108. Oh gosh! I've wanted to try this pattern! I could easily see making all three views of this top, and then a few more of the V-necks with various sleeve lengths.

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  109. I would love to try to color block this, with a flattering band around the midsection!

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  110. Oh my gosh....where to start? I am woefully short on basics, so I'd have to go with every color of the rainbow in the vneck to start....finally branching to prints with the cowl!

    auwareagle90 at gmail dot com

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  111. What a great giveaway! I've been eying this pattern for a while.
    Please count me in.

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  112. I've been looking at the cowl neck version and I'd like to make it in black for something dressy to be worn out at night and then make it in a fun color to be work to work during the day. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  113. Hi, i have heard so many good things about this pattern. I would make several long sleeve versions for layering under dresses and t shirts. I would also really like to try the cowl neck version as this is not a usual look for me but I have seen versions sewn up and it looks very flattering. Thanks for the give away.

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  114. I love this pattern! I'd make this shirt up in all sorts of solids (teal, green, purple, red) and I love the refashioned Renfrews from JustSkirtsAndDresses - definitely need some of those :)

    tsuga999 at gmail dot com

    -Erin

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  115. I've only recently gotten into garment sewing and I would love to have the Renfrew pattern for my first try at knits! Sewaholic patterns appeal to me because I'm shaped like Tasia, and her instructions are so clear.

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  116. This pattern seems to look great on everyone. I would definitely try the different necklines and different sleeve lengths.

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  117. I'd love to win this pattern!

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  118. I can see it in stripes, solids, and florals.

    I'd love to win this pattern too!

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  119. I really love the nautical striped look too but with a wide vertically striped waistband and sleeve cuffs. I can also see it is large horizontal colour blocked stripes (I'd have to piece these together if I couldn't find the PERFECT fabric) or in a really cool print with contrast solid coloured trim.

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  120. I would love to try a Sewaholic pattern, this one looks so versatile and I have the perfect deep purple knit for that gorgeous cowlneck version
    lisa_maria at hotmail dot com

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  121. I am very new to sewing and I just love it. This blog is very inspiring as is Sewaholic! I would like to try the cowl neck version of Renfrew with 3/4 length sleeves.

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  122. I'd give A and C a go at 2 or 3 times: in black, indigo and in different prints including stripes of course. I probably wouldn't make the V neck as V necks make my boobies look.... droopy.

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  123. I would give the v-neck a wrap belt by adding long strips into the sideseams. The mock would look cute made longer for a dress.

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  124. I would love to give this pattern a whirl. Besides the obvious basic variations in colors and patterns, I would love to do a color blocked version as well.

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  125. This would be a wonderful oportunity to try a new pattern company. I could see this in a blue knit i have in the stash. Possibly a pretty silk border print also.

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  126. I've heard so many raves about this pattern I would love to try it. I can see even leaving the sleeves off and making a tank from it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. Ooooh! Do you think Tasia would swap this pattern for the next one in her line? I actually already own all of the Sewaholic Patterns, but I know she's got another one in the works, and I'd love a chance to win it! (If this giveaway is not transferable to another Sewaholic pattern and I happen to win, then please choose someone else.)

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  128. I will make a cowl neck version in a lihtweight charcoal merino wool knit. I will also make a V neck in white cotton, then make a stencil and paint the tee. This is definitely one of those basic patterns to play with and make endless variations. I am thinking in a boatneck 3/4 sleeves with buttons on the shoulder seam...

    Ale (ale.dus@gmail.com)

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  129. Oooohhh I've had my eyes on this pattern for quite some time!! Lovely of you to work out a giveaway!

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  130. What a great giveaway! Personally, I'm trying to build my teacher-appropriate wardrobe before graduation and this pattern is perfectly versatile! Could be dressed up or down - great!

    lavietoutesimple@gmail.com

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  131. This looks like a lovely and versatile pattern!

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  132. This would be great in all colours as a layering piece for winter and is just what I am looking for right now. With us Aussies in Autumn right now.

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  133. Thank you for this game! I will made a lot of versions of this pattern. Maybe one in silk jersey for summer and one in wool for winter. In this moment, I very like polka dot.

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  134. This is such a good reason to go buy jersey!

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  135. Great giveaway! I would make version A and B or a combination of both (V-neck with long sleeves and round neck with short sleeves) maybe a bit longer and with different weight of knit fabric because I could layered them and wear them for yoga and pilates :)

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  136. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this pattern!

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  137. I would love to do one with contrasting binding and also several with different embellishments, like some buttons on the sleeve cuffs, pleated strip of fabric on the collar . . . melissadotmerrilldotleeatgmaildotcom

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  138. What a fantastic giveaway! I would make so many versions of this top...I love the cowl neck and the different sleeve options. I can see this top in many different prints, plains and stripes. I think contrasting bands would be a great touch for a solid top too. So many options!

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  139. Hello there! I love a giveaway AND patterns you can use again and again!

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  140. Ok. I have some blue and white striped fabric and some red and white striped fabric - both that I picked up from an op-shop and is dying to be used. So I could easily whip up a couple of casual tops. Then I also have some fabric that I can only describe as 'cow-print' (large fuzzy dots) and I'm actually hoping to make something a little more work-wear out of it - dare I use it to make the cowl-neck? Get it? Cow-l neck? Oh dear : P

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  141. what a versatile pattern. I'd make lots of stripey tops. I have a weakness for Breton tops.

    choistie@yahoo.co.uk

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  142. I love the minoru jacket that was Sewaholic so a renfrew top/s would be fab.
    velogiant@ netscape.net

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  143. i think it would be fun to make the pattern in a few colors and then layer the knits. I love layering, especially in this wickedly crazy east coast weather.

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  144. great pattern!
    gardenia1984@gmail.com

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  145. This is such a cute pattern.. So versatile. I like that you can make the longer sleeve for cooler weather, a shorter sleeve for when it's warm. I also like how the cowl neck dresses it up a bit (good for work hehe).

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  146. I love this pattern. I particularly love that all these patterns say they're designed for a pear shape (huzzah!).

    The cowl is great--maybe even sleeveless?--and right now I'm totally into stripes and saturated yellow, but a deep navy could be very sexy...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. I love the way the pattern includes multiple looks...I looked in my closet and realized I need new summer shirts, and this would be perfect- I like the v neck and the 3/4 sleeve, or v-neck with the long sleeve. The right material and even a long sleeve is fine for summer.

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    Kelly
    wibblyworks@gmail.com

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  148. Wonderful fit. Some of my thoughts are to make a series in bright autumn co ours pairing with a black skirt for work and jeans for the weekend. I am also obsessed with Peter Pan collars at the moment and would definitely do a version with a collar. I also think it could be changed to make a capped sleeve version and another work option would be to do a sleeveless tank in cream with a lace trim overlay to go under my suit jacket. How exciting!

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  149. Oh my! I'd need a few solid colored ones to wear with printed skirts. And then a few printed ones to wear with solid colored skirts and trousers. And I think the cowl neck version is calling out for some kind of fancy, shimmery fabric for evening.

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  150. I don't have any crowl neck tops so I'd probably make that version first, possibly in a solid and a print, long sleeves for winter. Then I'd make a couple short sleeve, v-neck versions for summer time in a really light weight jersey.

    Awesome giveaway, Tilly!

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  151. V neck long sleeve with contrasting neckline. Love this pattern!

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  152. I would make it three quarter sleeves and beading the neckline... and the original neckline is lovely !

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  153. Thank you for the giveaway!
    To make an evening look I would 'glamour' it by making it in lace with lining under the bodice only so the short sleeves would just be lace... I actually have grey lace ready and waiting!
    Similar idea: Simple plain bodice in say navy or black with sleeves made of sequins (or anything else that sparkles).

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  154. I'd make all the versions in spots and stripes!!

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  155. I'm in love with this pattern, I'd make for sure with short and 3/4 sleeves in many colors!

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  156. Fanstastic giveaway! I'd love to try out this pattern, especially the cowl neck shirt.

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  157. What a great give away - I would make the cowl neck a hundred times over!

    ej.brooke@hotmail.co.uk

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  158. It would be amazing to win this pattern.

    siamang@gmx.ch

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  159. This particular style of top is one of my wardrobe staples winter and summer. I would love this pattern so I didn't have to buy rtw tops in this style. I would make it up in everything from merino to cotton lycra.

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  160. Had my eye on this pattern for a while, would love to win it, the combos are endless I think!

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  161. I've recently discovered, and am quickly coming to adore your blog! Thanks for the fantastic give away! I would make the cowl in something warm & snuggly and I'd make the V and scoop neck versions in stripes and polka dots!

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  162. I have been wanting to get my hands on this pattern. Stripes for sure but I've also been really attracted to cowls lately and would love a gorgeous teal cowl. And something floral.

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  163. I'd like version with the cowl neck and 3/4 sleeve, along with V-neck long sleeve. Layering is important, and having these in solids and simple patterns would be excellent! It would also extend my fall/winter wardrobe dramatically with mixing + matching.

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  164. I love this top so much! It's so versatile. I want to make tons of these tops and applique freeform crochet pieces over them in arbitrary patterns. Theyre also the perfect tops to pair with other, more adventurous pieces: shawls in bright colors, loudly patterned skirts. I want to make a whole range of them to go with the skirts I have!

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  165. oh, how generous! thank you! I would make the cowl-neck version as a lovely sweater dress in snuggly plum wool knit from the stash. I'd make the v-neck in stripes from the stash. I'd make the scoopneck in polka dot rayon knit from the stash.

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  166. Awesome!

    carita.kazakoff at gmail dot com

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  167. I would want to make the black and white striped version as well, but I would also make a glittery cowl neck version. And being a Florida girl, making it without sleeves a couple of times is a must!

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  168. Oh, this is the only pattern of hers I don't have yet and I soooo need this in about 20 different versions. I have such a hard time finding shirts long enough that don't creep up so making my own with this hugely versatile pattern really needs to be done.

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  169. Gads, I loooove this pattern---I can foresee myself making a striped version (of course!) with an embroidered anchor near the bottom, a cowl in something soft and drapey, and scoopneck in this funny jersey I have that is black with potted plants all over it (cuter than it sounds!).

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  170. I would make this top in a bunch of colors! I love having basics that I can use with my fancier outfits.

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  171. Me! Me! I would love to own this pattern to make a knit top for myself. Please please pick me!

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  172. Sewaholic's patterns are the best! I'm finishing up the Minoru jacket now and would love to try this top.

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  173. Thanks for this giveaway! Personally, one way I would change it is try 3/4 sleeve and making the v-neckline a little higher ;) I love v-neck shirts..a lot!

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  174. Oooooh! Pick me! I already have a piece of fabric I'm saving for this pattern. I'm thinking the short sleeves with either the v-neck or round neck. Would love to make multiple versions (any excuse to go buy more fabric!) Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!!

    mandarilla_2000@yahoo.com

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  175. I think I might need this pattern. Vnecks with low neck lines in all the colors of the rainbow. :) I bike a lot so comfort and ease of movements are a must.

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  176. I love Sewaholic patterns, the Londsdale dress is firmly in the list for this summer of dresses. About the top, well, a striped version of course, but also a few black/solids with the cowl neck.

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  177. Hi! Plain colours and jersey and maybe some modifications of different sleeves. unikuut ( at ) gmail (dot) com

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  178. Well, you can't beat a stripey version for starters! Then i'd want to do a load of plain versions with different sleeve options and maybe even chop up the pattern and make a colour block version as well! Love sewaholic patterns!

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  179. I'd love this pattern. Lots of bright colours and perhaps the neck binding in a contrasting fabric?

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  180. I'd stack Pantone palette-colored fabric like pancakes and cut out several colors of several versions, and sew them up in a marathon session! I travel for business and wear somber knit suits. But I love to pair them with a bright dressy knit top and could use a wardrobe update. Refrew top is perfect!

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  181. I'd make some everyday T's, and some snazzier evening tops in something slinkier... a sleeveless version would be good.

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  182. I would go for stripes (version A), solid colors (version B) and dots/floral prints for the cowl neck. Although sewing jersey intimidates me a little...

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  183. I'd definitely make a long sleeve version up in a solid slinky viscose jersey I have in my stash to suit my fancy skirts that always, but always, lack a blouse that can actually layer. then a short sleeve one to form chevron stripes and since I share your nautical chic love there's definitely gotta be a horizontal stripe version!

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  184. I would make each version multiple times in multiple colors. Looks like an incredibly versatile pattern!

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  185. I love the cowl neck version and it would look great both in stripes and polka dots - or perhaps even a crazy mix

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  186. lots of long sleeve ones in bright colours. I'm really lacking winter long sleeve Ts in my wardrobe and it would be the sort of thing I could pull on every day and they would all look different. Could then adapt to bell or puffy sleeves.

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  187. The three sleeve option is great! I would probably make millions in white and beige to wear under dresses and other shirts, but a few floral would be great, too.

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  188. I can see this pattern as a mustard yellow cowl 3/4 sleeve or a lovely red stripe boat neck long sleeve, amongst other options, I do love stripy tops!

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  189. I am definitely a solids person, but my daughter would love some polka dots.....a pattern we would both love!

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  190. The options seem nearly limitless, but I would probably start with a v-neck in creamsicle orange, and then maybe the same in aqua, and then maybe a round neck in a floral print. Can you tell I'm ready for summer?

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  191. I've seen this top popping up more and more and it looks so attractive. I could use more white shirts and to have different options in the shape of a white T is helpful. Plus it would be fun to play with different weights and textures in the knits.

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  192. I'm also a bit obsessed with nautical themes. So I'd probably end up raiding some fabric store for a bunch of stripes, anchors, and ship wheel patterns.

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  193. Well, after I had made myself some new tops to wear to the gym ;), I'd choose some really funky floral fabrics, rather that the plain old t-shirts that the shops sell. Either way, they'd all be LONG ENOUGH. I hate clothes that don't meet in the middle ;)

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  194. I'm fussy about which t-shirts I like, so I think this would be a great pattern to allow me to make my own, plus there is an option for 3/4 length sleeves - which i love

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  195. Definitely a versatile pattern. I would make the cowl neckline version with and without sleeves.

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  196. Oh the many ways I would make this up! Hmm, I'd start with a basic black vneck with short sleeves, then a pink floral version with a scoop neck and cascading ruffles, then next a grey zebra print with turquoise bands, maybe a sheer cream long sleeve cowl neck one as well! These are just fabrics I already have to make this with...it could possibly be bad for my wallet :)

    lisakatec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  197. Oh, the things Renfrew could do! I have some sheer black/white polka dot jersey that is begging to be made into a dressy cowl neck top. This pattern would be perfect for that. Then a basic tee in a happy 60s-ish floral knit I found. So many options!

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  198. Wow! Two giveaways?! I'm really loving the horizontal stripes trend in shirts so I'd go with a striped jersey!

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  199. Aaahhh renfrew...after seeing it used with big stripes to make a short sleeved chevron version at http://lladybird.wordpress.com I would HAVE to try that. I'd also just make a black, a grey, and a white long sleeved version to use for standard basics.

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