Renfrew Times Two
Ok, I took the time to retrace the Renfrew with the cheater FBA of blending sizes from 10 in the shoulders to 12 at the bust and tapering back to 10 below the bust. Then I cut it out in the same exact fabric so I could compare the two t-shirts side by side. Oh I also cut a size 12 sleeve at the shoulder tapering to an 8 at the wrists.
And I really don’t see an appreciable difference. As a matter of fact, I like the unadulterated sz 10 better. My mom said that the 10/12/10 version is a little boxier, especially at the armscye. Something about adding to the side seams at the armscye on down, changed the armscye quite a bit. There’s a lot of extra fabric there, but still the pulling at the bust and all the draglines. I’m still not impressed with the cheater FBA, folks. Not one bit.
I know. It’s hard to tell the difference. My photographer today was a little cranky, so I couldn’t keep asking him to retake the pictures. These were the best of the bunch.
Anyway, I think I will just work with the original sz 10 pattern from now on, but with the larger sleeves. Anybody care to weigh in?