Sewaholic 1201 – Because You Can Always Use Another Renfrew Top in Your Closet


It is no surprise that the Sewaholic Renfrew top was “A Best Pattern of 2012” on There’s so much to like about this pattern.


The pattern offers three neckline variations as well as three sleeve variations. The pattern comes with all sizes in one envelope; 0-16. I made size 4. Pattern details available here.

The pattern is for knits but if you don’t have a serger you can still whip this one up easily. It offers 5/8″ seams and banded hems for the sleeves and body. I sewed the top with the knit stitch on my regular machine followed by a three-thread stitch on my serger.


The fashion knit is a remnant from Tissus Mode De L’Orme in Granby, Quebec. I love their fabric selection and always stock up when I’m visiting that area.

This is my fourth version of this pattern and it won’t be my last. The top is a quick and satisfying project.

Here are my previous three tops:

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