Sold Out of Renfrew Patterns!

Well, that happened really quickly. We’re totally sold out of the Renfrew Top pattern!

This is both good and bad news. Good news for me, because it’s exciting to see them sell so well! Especially since we’ve been talking a lot about sewing with knits and sewing this exact pattern, sales have been really good on the Renfrew Top. More patterns are in production as we speak, although I thought I would have enough patterns to last until the new stock arrived!

The bad news? I won’t have more until approximately November 15th.

I’ve left them up on the pattern store site with ‘Sold Out’ so you can’t place an order until they’re back in stock. (Saves me from having to give you a refund when I’m not able to fill the order, leaving you disappointed.)

But I want a pattern right away!

No problem! Try ordering online from one of the many retailers stocking Sewaholic Patterns. Here’s the list. Depending on where you live, this might even be a faster option for you. There are retailers in seven different countries now!

Will you let me know when they’re back in stock?

You bet! Just leave a comment below and I’ll scoop up your email address to add to the list of people to notify. I estimate the Renfrew Top patterns will be back in stock around the 15th of November, so look for a note from me then!

That’s all! I wanted to let you know that the Renfrew patterns would be in stock again shortly, in case you saw the SOLD OUT label and wondered. Let me know if you have any questions, and leave a comment if you’d like to be alerted when they are back in stock and ready to ship!

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37 Responses to Sold Out of Renfrew Patterns!

  1. Seraphinalina November 7, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    I am not surprised, it’s a really versitile pattern.

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      I totally agree – everyone wears tee shirts!

  2. Norma November 7, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    I am not surprised! I was just at a Susan Khalje/Kenneth King Sit-and-Sew and your pattern was mentioned by more than one of my classmates!

    Have you considered offering a downloadable version?

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      I have considered PDF patterns, but I don’t have the technical capabilities to produce and sell them at this point. It’s on my list of things to develop for the future though! I do think it would be helpful for international buyers as well as those who like instant gratification – and it would be helpful when I’m in between printings, like now.

  3. Kay November 7, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    What a great accomplishment!!! Congratulations!! :) Well done, Tasia!

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      Thank you! It is exciting to see them sell well, especially as I’m ramping up to order more :)

  4. Qui November 7, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    That’s awesome, congrats! I’ve only heard good things about this pattern, and it is one I intend to pick up at some point too :)

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:02 am #

      Thanks! There will be plenty in stock in a week or so if you do decide to give it a go!

  5. M November 7, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Good for you for selling out…bad for me who wanted to purchase one! Please let me know when they’re back in stock!

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 10:54 am #

      You got it! I’ve put you on the list of people to email as soon as they’re back in stock!

  6. maddie November 7, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I think it’s great that you sold out! It means you’re doing something right!

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      Thanks! It is pretty cool that I’m reordering more, when ordering the first lot seemed like a huge amount to sell through.

  7. Eleanor (undeadgoat) November 7, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Hey Tasia, just an FYI, A Fashionable Stitch no longer carries ANY sewing patterns so should be removed from your list. I already own the pattern so I do not need an email though!

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 10:52 am #

      Thanks! Fixed now. I knew she was going to stop carrying patterns but forgot to update my list when she’d sold out of all her stock!

  8. Amanda November 7, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    What timing! I just thought to myself the other day how the Renfrew must be my favorite pattern ever just because it’s so practical, versatile and a great wardrobe builder (not to mention it makes me happy to wear, both in the office and elsewhere!). I also desperately need long-sleeve tops for winter (something I hate buying for myself) and I can’t wait to get out there and buy some cozy knits to make lots more Renfrews. :)

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      That’s wonderful! I’m thrilled to hear it’s your favourite pattern. It certainly is the most practical of the bunch. Have fun making the winter ones!

  9. Evie November 7, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    What a fabulous thing to happen! Congratulations on producing such a successful pattern.

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      Thank you! You guys are great. I’ve been worried about the fact that I ran out and you guys are all like ‘that’s fantastic!’ Thanks for looking on the bright side!

  10. Peppertreeroad November 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Tasia, I think that the Renfrew selling out is a good example of no matter how much we love the beautiful patterns, the practical and useful are by far the best. Not that the Renfrew cannot be beautiful! Well done Tasia on such a versatile, much loved pattern.

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you! I know, that seems to be the case. The Minoru and the Renfrew are the most practical designs and also the best selling!

  11. Elisha November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I wish this pattern would fit my 45″ bust.

  12. Logan November 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    That’s so great! It looks like a fun pattern:)

  13. Melissa November 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Thats exciting for you! Please add me to the list of those to notify when back in stock.

    Also, are you thinking about carrying the knits from the company that you’ve partnered with? It’s next to impossible to find those in the southeast US. Thanks!!

    • Tasia November 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Added to the list! Thanks!

      Good question about fabric. Stocking fabric is a whole different game than selling patterns – I have thought about it from time to time, so it’s great to know people are interested in the fabrics I’ve used! Shipping and packaging fabric, storing it, figuring out how to add it to the store for sale, there’s a lot to consider. There are so many online fabric stores that are set up to do it really well, especially within the US. It’s a possibility, but not in the short term. Thanks for the suggestion!

  14. Alicia November 8, 2012 at 4:53 am #


    Please can you show us what to do with that V-neck!?

    I have a cut and half-sewn top in the cupboard just waiting for you to do us a tutorial for idiot seamstresses like me :P

    • Tasia November 8, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Soon! I have the fabric cut out, but no time to sew it up at the moment. I’m finishing up the purple one since it’s closer to being done and then I’ll get on to the striped V-neck version.

      Sorry to keep you waiting!

      • Donna G November 10, 2012 at 5:00 am #

        Earlier this evening Iread your post about stablising the shoulders on the Renfrew and decided I’d like to buy it. As I’m catching up I just found this post. Please add me to the list to notify when stock comes in.

        • Tasia November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

          Certainly! Added to the list. I should have the Renfrew back in stock this week!

      • Alicia November 11, 2012 at 12:03 am #


        Thank you so much for a great product and an awesome blog :)

  15. Tilly November 9, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Tasia, that’s fantastic! Very well done on selling out xx

  16. Marina November 9, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Tasia, congratulations! I have been following your journey, from your unemployment time to date and I wanted to thank you for being an inspiration for many aspiring women entrepreneurs including myself.

  17. Lyn November 9, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Bummer for me. I really wanted one. Please let me know when its available. Thank you !

    • Tasia November 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Absolutely – I have added you to the list of people to notify!

  18. Sue November 11, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Hi Tasia, Well done on such a success with the Renfrew! I’m starting on mine today! However I am a C cup bust and quite evenly proportioned, not exactly pear shaped! Any tips on how to adjust pattern before cutting?