Renfrew Top Patterns: Now in Stock!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s an especially happy day around here, as the Renfrew Top pattern is now in stock! The pre-sale went exceptionally well. I’ve never packed, labelled and shipped so many orders before. They just kept on coming!

I was expecting mass disaster because I couldn’t do it the usual way, but it went more smoothly than ever before. Promo codes work! In fact they’re even better, because orders are easier and faster to process if they stay within the shopping cart system. And you can input a separate shipping address, and order as many patterns as you want. I’m happy that it worked out! (Look forward to more promo codes in the future, too!)

Thank you to everyone that pre-ordered a Renfrew Top pattern. Your orders are on their way! (Unless you ordered it yesterday evening or overnight, in which case, I might be packing up your shipment as you read this!)

Click here to visit the store. I know, we have an uneven row in our pattern store! Time to get cracking on the next pattern and finish off that lonely row of one. I look forward to filling up the page with new patterns in the coming year!

I’m super excited to add the Renfrew Top to the current collection. It’s a great wardrobe-building pattern, works well under the Minoru Jacket or with the Crescent Skirt for a casual look. There are so many possibilities for variations too! You could use contrast bands, or use a striped fabric for the body, one of the stripe colours for the bands. Embellish your top with applique, cut-outs, or trim. Plus, you can choose any of the sleeve options to work with any of the necklines. So many ideas for such a simple pattern!

Have an awesome day and if you wanted to pick up a copy of the Renfrew Top, click here to visit the store!

Wondering if you can pay by credit card, if you don’t have a Paypal account? The answer is Yes! Just click ‘Checkout with Paypal’ and you’ll have the option to pay as a guest, without creating an account.

Having trouble with the shopping cart? Contact me and we’ll sort it out. Thanks, everyone!

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25 Responses to Renfrew Top Patterns: Now in Stock!

  1. Marie January 31, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I’ve already had mine through the post this morning and I have fabric all picked out as well! Very exciting!

  2. Jane January 31, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Congratulations Tasia, I’m so pleased you’ve had such a positive response to the Renfrew top. Just made my second version today! x

  3. fangaroni January 31, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    I received mine yesterday (plus Pendrell, Lonsdale) – I look forward to trying out your patterns for the first time! :)

  4. Maria January 31, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Hi Tasia, not sure if I’ve missed it but please can you post the envelope back? My pattern is busily winging its way across the Atlantic to the UK and I’m keen to start fabric shopping for when it arrives! Thanks, M x

  5. Casey January 31, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Congrats on the fantastic pre-sale! So glad I snagged one and can’t wait to get it and start sewing up some (much needed–all my favorite tees have “died” in recent months) tops! Might have to take a trip to the local fabric shop to look for some appropriate fabric this week in anticipation… ;)

  6. Jennifer S January 31, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    I so wanted to order this, but with my house barfing this past Christmas and all of it landing in my sewing room, I haven’t even had time to get into the last two patterns I ordered from you. But soon. Soon I will be free of my crazy volunteer job that doesn’t allow me to sleep at night and I will have the energy to sew when I get home from my day job. Then, look out!

  7. Seraphinalina January 31, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Yay! I’m looking forward to my copy arriving. That’s quite the stack of envelopes!

  8. Vicki Kate January 31, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    Mine’s here! I’ll finish up Jasmine and then it’s onto this one…

  9. Rachel January 31, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Mine just got here yesterday! I don’t know who’s more excited me or my 3 yr old (green is her favorite color so she thought I had bought a pattern for her. lol.)
    Now I’m off to look at some pretty fabrics.

  10. Becky January 31, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Yeah! I just put in my order.

  11. Sunni January 31, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I just received my order yesterday! Tasia – this is such a great pattern! Finally a fabulous knit tee that can be sewn without a coverstitch machine! Yay! I can’t even tell you how happy this makes me! I’m completely over the moon for it!
    xoxo, Sunni

  12. Brandy Layton January 31, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    So excited, just received my pattern in the mail yesterday!! Now to find fabric eek!

  13. Samina January 31, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Mine came in yesterday’s mail! Congratulations on putting out another great looking pattern!

  14. Sarah January 31, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    I found mine in my mailbox this morning! So exciting! Now to find the time to get to the fabric store! Thanks Tasia!

  15. Lucy January 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Ohhh, I’m looking forward to this. I got my shipment notification a couple of days ago and already have three different fabrics lined up. Can’t wait to give the cowl a whirl – I’m not sure it’ll suit me, but it seems like a great compromise between a turtleneck (which I hate) and a scoop neck (which I love, but makes me cold in winter).

  16. Liz Cunningham January 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I received mine today, along with the Minoru! I just have to finish my daughter’s dress for an end-of-term semi-formal dance and then it’s sewing for ME!

  17. Christine January 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I came home from work to find mine sitting in the mailbox! Yay! Now I just need to find some appropriate fabric and get a walking foot for my machine. I can’t wait to try out my first knit!

  18. Catholic Bibliophagist January 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    My pattern arrived in California today — yay!

    On the back of the pattern envelope under Recommended Fabrics it says “Stable knit fabrics.” What is a stable knit fabric?


  19. maddie flanigan February 1, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    I love this pattern Tasia! It’s so simple and basic but allows it to be embellished so many ways (contrast bands, etc.). Keep up the good work! I’m excited to see what you will come out with next (to fill that lonely row).

  20. Sue February 1, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I was thrilled to receive my patterns yesterday! Renfrew and Minoru! Have been kept busy sewing for new granddaughter recently but I can’t wait to do some sewing for me now! I have fallen in love with the Minoru while following the sew- along but I intend to make a few Renfrew tops first because it looks quite easy and it is just the type of thing I love to wear!

  21. Kalle February 8, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    I, too, received mine! I am looking forward to it, but I am a little intimidated by the knits – any chance of a sew-along for this pattern??

  22. puu February 8, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    really excited that my renfrew arrived yesterday, and very quickly after i ordered it! i’m not interested in a sew-along, per se, but would you consider doing a post on fitting a knit pattern properly? i want to make renfrew my go-to tried-and-true knit shirt pattern, and i’m eager to get started…

  23. bercygirl April 7, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    Can someone help me? I’m a beginner and I’m completely stymied by the instructions. I cannot figure out the neckband. I’m attempting the v-neck version. The instructions say to baste the raw edges. Does that mean baste them together, or baste each edge separately?
    After that, how to I attach the band, to the right side ot wrong side of the fabric?
    The illustrations have me bamboozled. Thanks for any advice!