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A Renfrew for Mom

I’m one of those people who aren’t embarrassed when they see someone else wearing the same dress/shirt/shoes as them. Actually, I find it very amusing and have made sure that DD and I have had matching me-made pajama pants… twice. But I won’t bore you with plain ol’ pajama bottoms on this fancy schmancy blog. Nope, I’m gonna hit you with another Sewaholic Renfrew instead, this time for my mom!

IMG_5216Mama RED’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, so I wanted to give her something me-made with love. She also hinted at how cute my original chicken mama Renfrew was when she saw it in person, and I picked up on that hint. 😉

Here’s my original, made for me:

IMG_0950I actually had her try it on when I was in New Orleans last year, just to check the fit. My original shirt was a size 8 and it fit her well although my tweak to make it longer was wayyy too long for her. I’m almost 5’8″ and she’s around 5’2″ (I think). She is also a fan of v-neck t-shirts. So even though v-necks and I don’t get along sewing-wise, I bit the bullet, took my time, and only had to unpick it once! That’s versus previous four times unpicking a v-neck with my Oh, Deer! Renfrew. Practice makes perfect, I guess.

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Not too shabby…

For Mama RED’s shirt, I decided to go down a size since the fabric is pretty stretchy and she is built a tad smaller than me thanks to her basically living at the gym. I made a straight size 6 and didn’t tweak the length of the shirt at all. The length does not including the hem band since I left that off. I believe Sewaholic patterns are made for someone 5’4″, so since my mom is a little shorter than that, I figured that would be fine. I tried it on just to see how the fit was and it’s basically a belly shirt on me… but the feedback I’ve gotten from her is that it’s the perfect length. Yay!

I also made it short-sleeved since I really didn’t have enough fabric to do the 3/4 length sleeve as originally intended. New Orleans gets hot enough, I’m sure short sleeves will be fine. 🙂

Now we’ll have to coordinate our matching shirts when we’re together – we even have similar hair styles now, so that might get confusing, LOL. I know I would get a kick out of that… not sure if she would. 😉

Have you made anything matchy-matchy for someone? Did you wear them together and get some good laughs?

-RED

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12 thoughts on “A Renfrew for Mom

  1. Actually I’m planning to make matchy-matchy outfits for me and a good friend! She’s been bugging me to make her a dress and during fitting, I mentioned that I could make myself one too. Obviously we thought this was hilarious and now we’re planning to ‘accidentally’ wear them to the same pre-wedding event for a friend! I think it’s wonderfully good time and I hope you do wear your matching shirts with your mom 🙂

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    1. That sounds so fun! In high school my friend and I coordinated for pajama day – same t-shirt, pj pants, and even hairstyle. We thought we were the bomb. 🙂 I’m sure you and your friend’s matching dresses will be the highlight of the night!

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  2. I havent made anything matchy matchy, i acrualy really dont like matching! Lol unless its an accident. I do like it when my husband has the same colors as accents in his outfit though. The vnack is awesome! I havent gotten around to trying to see one yet…

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    1. I don’t think v-necks are supposed to be too hard, but I always have a tendency to catch the fabric wrong while sewing around the V and I get weird folded bits that I have to unpick. Just spazzing out I guess.

      Make you and your husband matching v-necks! LOL kidding… 😉

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  3. I actually owe my dearest friend a shirt identical to one I made last Fall. I still haven’t finished the pattern alterations! But her measurements have changed since we took them down the first time, so I suppose it’s just as well. We’re looking forward to arguing over who gets to wear their “The Shirt” when we get together!

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    1. Just rock the twin look, haha! Sewing for others always kind of freaks me out because I sometimes have problems even fitting myself, much less another person. I guess things are safer with knits- they’re more forgiving. 🙂 Is the shirt you’re making for her a woven or knit?

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  4. I haven’t made anything match-matchy. My 19 year old daughter wouldn’t hear of it. BUT, I do a Burda hoodie I made with that exact feather print fabric. I seen that fabric pop up quite a few times. So cute!

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    1. A hoodie with this fabric sounds adorable! I love how soft and comfortable it is.

      Haha I would imagine a teenage daughter wouldn’t want to be caught matching with her mom- maybe she’ll change her mind the older she gets 😉

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