July 1, 2013

ANOTHER BRIAR TOP...

...I just wasn't able to get much going sewing wise on Saturday.  I started working on a project that just didn't pan out.   A bit depressing to say the least so I won't go into detail about it.  Just one of those days I guess, but I really do hate when that happens.  I was able to redeem my sewing emotions by cranking  out another Briar top yesterday that turned out pretty nicely.

Somewhat of a tee shirt - I love this little top.  I am a little smitten with the name of the pattern (you know how I like to name things), and I really can't wait to make it into a sweater for the winter.  There's a charcoal grey sweater knit that's been marinating in the stash since way last year that I know is meant to become a Briar.

I used a slinky 4-way stretch knit remnant to make the top this time and made a few pattern adjustments as well.:
  • I decreased the center front circumference of the neckline 2" by tilting the 1" pass the foldline at the neck (did that make sense?)
  • I raised the neckline 1" starting at the center front foldline and tapering into the original shoulder
  • Added 3" to the cropped front length
  • Decreased the back full length version 3"
  • Decided to make this one with 3/4 length sleeves opposed to short because it's so cold at work
 
I used a 1 1/2yd remnant that was left over from this sleeveless vest that I made two summers ago.  It's Simplicity 2283.
 I never wore it because the royal blue was hard to match.  Now the vest has it's very own top - does this make it a twin set???

29 comments:

  1. Definitely a twinset, a great twinset, btw! It's just lovely!

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  2. I think you do have a twin set. =) How did you like working with slinky?

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    1. It's not really a slinky Lynne, guess I should have said really drapey instead.

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  3. You really made the top work for you. A twinset for sure :)

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    1. I really like the pattern Carla. I think next time I'll cut the back short and just make it a regular tee with a scooped front.

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  4. Interesting changes you made so the pattern is you! And yeah, you completed a great twin set. I like the color because it is not too summery. A year-round sweater set!

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  5. Very Pretty, Faye! They R Perfect Together!

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  6. I like this pattern, too. I have one made and now to get more knit to make some more. Your top looks great and perfect for the new twin set.

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    1. Thanks Lori. I really loved what you did with the Briar pattern.

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  7. Yes, you definitely have a lovely twin set!

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  8. It certainly looks a good little top pattern - and I'm thrilled your cardigan has a nice partner:)

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  9. That looks great and a different type of twinset. I like your maxis in your last post. Perfect for a warm summer day-by the pool with an adult drink that has an umbrella in it!

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    1. Thank you Gwen. You just described the perfect summer day.

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  10. It looks fantastic. Aren't you glad you hung on to the fabric and the vest? TFS

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes I am glad I kept it around!

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  11. Great looking twin set. Sometimes it just isn't possible to match something. Your solution is perfect!

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  12. What a great set!

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  13. Great ensemble! All good things come to those who wait.;)

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  14. Great work Faye! I agree, it is a twin set and a nice one too!

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  15. I need to give this briar a go. yours is looking fantastic! The whole set is great!

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