Another game that I’m evidently late to: the Megan Nielsen Briar top. ZOMG WHERE HAS THIS PATTERN BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
So, this is a fabulous shirt pattern with a high-low hem, that you can make as a crop top or regular length. You can also choose short sleeves, 3/4 length, or long sleeves. 2 types of pockets. And then I DIED.
I made the first as a muslin to test the fit, in this ugly ass green and orange striped knit that I bought (when I was on drugs? because someone was holding a gun to my head?) eleventy billion years ago and just clearly never hated anyone enough to use it on them. I figured if the shirt turned out terribly then hell, it wasn’t like I was wasting the material or anything.
I didn’t have *quite* enough yardage to bind the neck with self fabric, so I found some tangerine tissue knit in my stash and at the last minute decided to use it for the pocket as well to make it look more intentional. Don’t tell anyone that this was not intentional please and thank you.
I made the medium, and I feel like it’s too big. Is it, or am I crazy?
I had ordered some of this really beautiful fushia cotton/lycra knit to make another top, so I forged ahead and made the medium one there, as well. I *still* think it’s too big.
Really easy construction, though, I made the longer version with short sleeves. It’s super comfy, and very straightforward to make. Love the hem, for serious.
I want to make a few more (or a million more) but I really think I’m going to size down to a size small. I also want to make the cropped version, maybe with long sleeves, to wear over my maxi dresses. Because that’s my new favorite thing.