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Bateau Renfrew

Added May 23, 2013

by noo222

Melbourne, Austr...






I’ve hacked my Sewaholic Renfrew pattern to make my favourite boat neck/bateau neckline! It’s not perfect, but I’m very pleased with my first attempt and I can’t wait to make more – I think it’s very chic! Step-by-step how-to alter the pattern on my blog

Material Notes

Dark grey cotton knit with neon pink top stitching




Garment Type

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    May 24, 2013, 05.22 PMby Debbie Alli

    Fabulous top – the neckline is perfect! I’d love to see your blog but for some reason the link isn’t working :( Would it be possible to provide the full address? x

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      May 25, 2013, 04.15 AMby noo222

      Hi! thanks for letting me know – I didn’t do the coding thing properly – all fixed now :),

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      May 27, 2013, 06.21 PMby Debbie Alli

      Great – all working now – thank you for a great mini tutorial :)

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    May 23, 2013, 09.42 AMby freakusbzzz

    Thanks for the tutorial, I love boat necks. hate scoop necks.

    BTW. If you want fold over elastic, Tessuti sell Mokubu fold over elastic whish is really good quality. For knits I use the lighter weight version. Perhaps you could ring them for a couple of inches of each sample. Far quicker than doing bias binding with stretch

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      May 23, 2013, 10.28 AMby noo222

      Oh thanks so much for the tip! Hope the tutorial made sense! I’m no expert that’s for sure :)

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    May 23, 2013, 07.02 AMby Mary Athey

    its lovely, very classic looking. i love the black and white photos. x

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      May 23, 2013, 10.29 AMby noo222

      Thankyou! You always leave the nicest comments Mary! :)

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    May 23, 2013, 07.01 AMby schnui

    I have had a really good look at your blog and thank-you so much for these adaption instructions for a ‘boat neck’ Renfrew. The Renfrew is a lovely pattern but I think I may get bored with it and this adaptation is gives it a new life. You are very generous and helpful.

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      May 23, 2013, 10.30 AMby noo222

      You are very welcome! Hope it helps you! :)

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