With one of the gift cards I got for my birthday to Gather Here, I splurged and bought some Liberty Jersey. I didn’t go in with the intention of buying it, I was there looking for other things, but I really liked the print and decided I would get enough to make a Renfrew. The bolt was at it’s end so I ended up getting a 1.5 yard piece and another .25 yard piece (that I used to cut out my sleeves). The Liberty jersey’s are listed on their website for $52 per yard so I spent over $80, to make a t-shirt! Not my best financial fabric decision, but take a look. It’s pretty great right? The Liberty Jersey feels more like silk jersey than typical jersey so it feels wonderful against the skin and I really loved the pattern on the fabric. The two shades of blue are shades I am very fond of. I don’t have much to say about the pattern, I’ve gushed about my love of the Renfrew here and …
This fabric, is just so wonderful. The first time I wore this Renfrew I walked around telling the people I work with to touch the inside!
I was so nervous to try this shirt on after it was mostly constructed.
Why am I calling this a labor of love? I didn’t time myself but I can say with 90% certainty that this shirt took me 40+ hours to make. I was determined to get this right so I took a class at Gather Here which was supposed to be two 3 hour sessions and ended up being about 7.5 hours, Virginia is seriously such a Saint. She is so patient and knowledgeable.
On a super whim, I bought the Renfrew top pattern.