My first, and definitely not my last, Briar
What do we have here?
Hang on a minute, this outfit featured in yesterday’s post about my navy ponti skirt. Wait… is that an orange Briar hiding behind that scarf? A change of outfit might give us a better glimpse.
Well, hello Briar. I ummed and ahhed about you for a long time as I was not sure about the high/low hem, but I needn’t have. You’re made of great stuff.
Megan Nielsen’s Briar Sweater & T-Shirt comes with a cropped and full length version. This length is right between the two, and dare I say, just perfect for me. Gosh that sun was bright. Anyone for a game of peekaboo?
I’m feeling rather smitten with my Briar. I’ve had a great look through my overwhelming fabric stash today, and I see a yellow Briar in my near future. I do love a bit of colour at the moment!
Pattern: Megan Nielsen’s Briar Sweater & T-shirt Sewing Pattern
Fabric: Mystery sweater/jumper knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics. Brought as a remnant – 1.5 metres for $12 (bargin!).
Alterations: I omitted the pocket as my bust doesn’t need any more attention! The hem length is the halfway point between the cropped the full length version.
I’m with you! I’m in the process of umming and ahhing about it. Your recommendation is noted. I love the fabric, the colour is fabulous.
I’m wearing my it today with jeans and a long sleeve top. It’s so toasty and warm. For me, getting the length right was the key. Next time, I will make a M in the shoulders and grade out to a L in the bust as this version was a touch too ‘drop shoulder’ for my liking. Isn’t that the great things about second versions, they can be fine tuned?
I noticed that in yesterday’s post! Love it on you Anna – it really looks fantastic.
No flies on you Lara!
Love that Briar, the colour is great too!
Oh, I haven’t seen the Briar as a layering option before. This is awesome and I love the colour!
I suppose you’d say this was the sweater (although I do prefer the word jumper!) version of the pattern. As you might have already guessed, I am rather partial to colour!
You know how much I love it! I’m perusing my stash now for possible options! Xx
Can’t wait to see what you come up with…
Very nice! That necklace is pretty special too 🙂
A lovely friend who knows me well brought me the necklace as a present. I think it’s from Elk.
Really like this on you. I wasn’t interested in this pattern before but I like this version, it just looks so wearable & easy (not in a drunk girl at the pub kinda easy – just great to wear easy 🙂 )
LOL. How did you know I’ve just got home from dinner with the extended family at a local pub. Now I have two girls who are too excited to sleep. No wonder we usually stay at home! Oh the pattern, yes it’s so easy and wearable. Great with shift dresses, tops and jeans. And the best bit, people are very surprised to hear I’ve made it!
Must be my ESP!
Me-Made disguised as RTW. That’s a big achievement – go Anna.
Love the top and the styling of it over the dress. I might have to check this one out.
Ooh nice! Thanks for specifying the length you made it – cos I think the short is maybe too short and the long definitely too long for me. Looks fab.
Thanks Jane. I measured the Briar pattern against a couple of my favourite tops before deciding on my preferred length. I hope the shop is going well. BTW I’ve been very inspired by your Esme Tops.
I love this length. I made the short version and while I do like it, I think a bit of length would be more wearable. Seeing your version I might make go up a size too as it works so well as a sweater.
I loooove your sweater/Briar tee! So far yours is my favorite version I’ve seen.
Aw shucks. Thanks Claire.
Your top looks great layered like that Anna, love the colour.
I made my first long-sleeved one recently and loved the short-sleeved for summer, it’s a really versatile pattern.
Thanks Karen. And yes, this is definitely a versatile pattern. I’m off now to finish the lunchboxes now and then I’m coming back to check out your versions 🙂
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