I’ve been loosely following along with #SewMyStyle since January and this month’s make really jumped out at me! I’ve had the Briar T-Shirt pattern from Megan Neilsen for a while now and the Search for the Perfect T-Shirt + #SewMyStyle made it the perfect fit for this month.
The Briar T-Shirt and Sweater features a high low hem, two lengths, and two options for a patch pocket. It comes with three versions – a cropped tee, a sweater, and a full length tee.
I chose to sew up the t-shirt length version (more on that later) with no pocket. I am not a huge fan of t-shirt pockets and you can probably see that I usually leave them out when given the option! So, this was no exception.
Cropped tees aren’t really my style, so I opted for the full length version. After making it, the scoop hem just did not look good on me. As it was too late to do much other than the nuclear option – I just chopped it at the shortest point. Boom. Done.
If I make this tee again, I will just leave off the scoop hem and add an inch or two to the length to make it a bit longer.
I really love the neckline and the sleeve length on this tee. The scoop neck is a really nice scoop – not too deep and not too shallow. A major win! I also like that the short sleeves are not too short and not too long – do I sound like Goldilocks yet??
I didn’t hem the t-shirt as I don’t love a double needle hem (please convince me to buy a coverstitch machine [she says as her serger has continued to be broken for another week….long story – I have terrible luck!]). So other than the side seams, set in sleeves and neckband, I just top stitched the neckband down and the tee was done! With making so many t-shirts recently, I have gotten in a really good groove of making them and can whip one up pretty quickly. This is no exception.
I used the comfiest jersey that I’m not sure where it’s from. Trust me – it’s super buttery!
While I don’t think that the Briar T-shirt is the perfect t-shirt for me, it’s a great addition to my handmade wardrobe!
So here are the usual stats:
Size Chosen: I sewed up the small which has measurements of 36, 28, 38 and my measurements are 36, 29, 39.
The Variations Offered: There are a variety of different versions – cropped tee, sweater, full tee, and two patch pockets.
Ease of Construction: Easy! I used my sewing machine to sew all of the top and it came together really quickly.
The Fit: I really like this tee – I just wish it had a little bit more shaping in the mid section – but some of that is me just chopping off the high/low hem.
This is post 7 of a series of my search for the perfect t-shirt, if you’ve missed the other posts make sure to check out the intro post and the Plantain Tee here, the second post in my series the Sunny Dress here, the third post in my series the Seamly Basic Tee here, the fourth post in my series the Panama Tee here, the fifth post in my series the Molly Tee and Dress here, and the sixth post in my series the Union Street Tee here.
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