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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Renfrew Top and New Sewing Machine Accessory




As we started a new month and a new year, it was with anticipation that I looked to a season of quiet rejuvenation, insulated under a blanket of new-fallen snow.  Stark reality set in, and my protective blanket was ripped from me as cold reality covered my days.
January was busy.  So very busy.

I have so missed you, my blog friends.
It is with sweet joy that I look forward to once again sharing with you
my sewing and handmade endeavors.



To bolster my casual day-to-day wardrobe, another Renfrew top was in order.
This time with a soft, very well-behaved stable stretch knit
that I purchased from A Fashionable Stitch in SLC.
The serene aqua color awakens one's senses to the season.


It goes without saying that a longer sleeve version was paramount this time of year.
It would be evident that the cowl neckline should be my version of choice.
But instead, I opted for the more versatile scoop neckline.
With that choice, this top is now a three-season wardrobe basic.


The Renfrew ordinarily features a banded hem.
As you can see, that is not a banded hem.
For my December birthday, DH thoughtfully gifted me with a rolled hem attachment.


Words can not express how satisfying it is to use this little time saver.
The underside of the binding looks just as professional as the top side.
In whatever season you happen to be at the moment, my friend, may it be joyous.
"You (God) set all the boundaries of the earth;
you made summer and winter."
~ Psalm 74:17 ~