Saturday, June 1, 2013

Briar top.

More selfish sewing! Here is Megan Nielsen's Briar Top, which is basically a simple t-shirt, but with an interesting hemline.

Briar Top.


After my sizing issues with the Kelly Skirt, I was prepared for this to run a bit small. So I cut out a Large. And it was way too big! I can't win. Luckily, this one is very easy to take in and shorten. Even the shoulders and sleeves are easy to adjust, because the shape is so simple.

I did the regular neck binding and it lays just right. 

I found this awesome paisley knit at Britex Fabrics on my last visit. It is probably a cotton/rayon mix? Substantial, but still drapey. I love it. I have enough left for a little skirt or tank ....

Briar Top.


Joe brought me a flower! A yellow nasturtium flower. Nasturtium is a weed in our garden, actually. Joe can pick as many flowers as he wants - maybe he can slow it down from self-seeding? Plus, it's sweet.

Briar Top.


It smells like pepper, Joe! (I swear I was sniffing the flower, not blowing on it, not that you would ever guess that!)

Briar Top.

Oh hi, Maggie!!!!! She was a little grumpy and wanted to be picked up.

Briar Top.


In case you were wondering, taking photographs from below minimizes a large bust, but maximizes extra chins ... again, I can't win!

This is obviously meant to be paired with skinny jeans, but I think it might look pretty good tucked into a skirt with a cardigan ... or over a narrow pencil skirt? I'll find out and report back.

7 comments:

  1. look at you sewing up a storm! i love it! i need to get brave and try knits. well done! i love that hemline (and apparently exclamation points, too!) :)
    happy saturday!

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  2. You have me convinced that I need to get this pattern!

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  3. Haha angles are so funny in photos! I think you look great, give some of your bust to me I'll take donations. Yeah I'm liking what you're thinking about pairing this one with a pencil skirt, looks cute with the jeans though.

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  4. Looking awesome in your skinny jeans and Briar! Hmm I feel you on the photography angles thing although I can't think of too many sewing bloggers who are also mums who manage to do those lovely 'wandering through a field' kind of photoshoots. But then they don't have Maggies and flower-wielding little boys to steal the show so they need extra 'pretty', don't they?
    I just made a Briar too!

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  5. Wonderful photos! Yay for selfish sewing -- I'd wear that top so much if it were mine.

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  6. Love the shirt...and how sweet getting flowers from Joe!! :) I love nasturtiums!

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  7. This set of pictures is so perfect! Look at you and your beautiful family! Not to mention PAISLEYYYYY.

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