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To bow or not to bow...

Added Jul 6, 2014

by Pharmasewing

Bergen, Norway






The Renfrew t-shirt by Sewaholic. I´m undecided about the bow on the neckline. Can a 32-year old pull off turquoise hummingbirds and a bow in a t-shirt?
I had some trouble finding jersey fabric with the right shade of turquoise for the neckline/arms, but in the end I went to the child department of H&M, bought a small sweater in the exact colour I needed and hacked it up so I could harvest the fabric! Super-cheap, yet very effective :)

Material Notes

1,5 m spandex knit fabric from Girl Charlee.
1 H&M child sweater, hacked to retrieve fabric for neckline and arms



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    Jul 11, 2014, 12.58 AMby aluckmann

    I’m about your age and love the bow! I think I need to make something like this, it’s a great way to add some personality to a t-shirt.

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      Jul 13, 2014, 07.38 PMby Pharmasewing

      :) Thanks for your feedback! The Renfrew is a very nice t-shirt pattern!

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    Jul 8, 2014, 02.10 PMby baum

    Great job! I think the bow detail makes it very special

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      Jul 8, 2014, 08.52 PMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you! Nice to get some feedback on the bow! I will definitely keep it now! :)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 12.43 PMby bkkmei

    A really lovely t-shirt. Plus great idea about cutting up the H&M kid’s top!

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      Jul 8, 2014, 08.52 PMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you! The trick with the kid’s top worked surprisingly well :)

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    Jul 7, 2014, 11.21 AMby IDia

    LOVE it! LOVE the ideea !

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    Jul 7, 2014, 12.34 AMby schnui

    I love the bow. And because I use the Renfrew pattern lots, I may now just add a bow or two. And I am 56.

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      Jul 7, 2014, 06.23 AMby Pharmasewing

      Haha -love your thoughts on the bow! Age is just a number!!

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    Jul 6, 2014, 10.47 PMby izbott

    For fun wear the bow!

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      Jul 7, 2014, 06.24 AMby Pharmasewing

      I think I will! Thanks for the feedback :)

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    Jul 6, 2014, 10.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig! God ide :)

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