Surely, the renown pinnacle of the campy Brady Bunch show was the "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" episode. Poor Jan, it was always all about Marsha.
Well, now it's all about the Renfrew. I was late getting on this train but I'm so happy it didn't leave the station without me. I swore I wasn't going to review it but it simply has to be done. Not so much a review as a share the love, kumbaya jubilee. What a great pattern. What a fabulous top. Many a knit top I've made. Many a favorite I've touted. This one has something different, something extra.
I've made it 3 times and have 3 completely different tops. The cowl reacts differently with every fabric. Soft and cozy with the spotty cotton knit from Hobby Lobby, dressy with the heavy and drapey bronze on black Rococo knit from Vogue Fabrics and luxurious with the sage and nutmeg tones of the Missoni Lace knit from High Fashion.
So, what is that something different and extra? I think it is the band finishing. A total serge-fest. Clean and neat on the inside and oh, so great on the outside.
So far I've only experimented with the cowl version but look forward to making the other views. If you've not yet treated yourself to this fab Sewaholic pattern, please do it. Before the train pulls out!