Britex Guest Blogger Nicole’s Renfrew Top!

Do you guys read the Britex blog? They have some great guest bloggers that share awesome sewing projects, tips and tutorials. They also encourage their guest bloggers to use patterns from indie designers, and we were recently asked if we would partner with Britex to offer our patterns to their bloggers. Of course, we were excited to say yes!


This month Nicole of Nicole at Home made a lovely Renfrew top, and she shared some fantastic tips for sewing with knit fabrics.

I love her tip about determining the grainline in your knit fabric. Nicole also suggests using a stretch thread in your bobbin, which will add an additional layer of stretch in your seams. I’ve never tried this myself but I will definitely test this out soon!


And would you look at this gorgeous knit fabric? I love the rich colors in this print. Pair it with the cowl neck version of the Renfrew and you’ve got a really versatile top. Way to go Nicole! We love what you’ve made.

Head on over to the Britex blog to read more!


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9 Responses to Britex Guest Blogger Nicole’s Renfrew Top!

  1. Kat March 18, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    I saw that at the Britex site and just LOVED that fabric! It looks great as the Renfrew – a really popular pattern for a reason! Congrats :)

    • Caroline Amanda March 19, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks Kat!

  2. T March 18, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    OMG – LOVE it, HAVE to make it! I have the pattern already, and I just purchased 2 yards of that fabric from the Britex website! Can’t wait until it gets here!

    • Caroline Amanda March 19, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      That’s great! :)

    • Tracy May 12, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      I am extremely disappointed. After waiting SIX weeks for my fabric, I received it May 1st, and it is NOT the same colourway as the one featured on the blog. The colours in the fabric I received is Navy, brown, purple, red, and fuchsia. I hate it. I love the colourway featured in the blog though: Chocolate Browns, taupe, and yellow! I have asked Britex to either refund my money, or send the correct colourway.

  3. Nicole March 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for featuring my top! The Renfrew is truly a fabulous pattern and this fabric works perfectly for it.

    • Caroline Amanda March 19, 2014 at 7:40 am #

      No problem Nicole! You did an awesome job. Thanks for using our pattern :)

  4. Helen March 20, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    I have just cut out my first Renfrew top and will start sewing it up tonight, the version featured is fantastic, I love the fabric.

  5. The Peppermint Journalist March 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    I just went to Britex for the first time earlier this year (and posted about it on my blog) and I was all about the stretchy fabrics. Just because everything I wear has stretch in it.