You may remember that I recently won a voucher for Megan Nielsen patterns from Erin of I heart Fabric. It was a tough choice, but I finally settled on the Briar t-shirt and sweater pattern.
I have not been writing on the blog lately as I have begun an affair with this pattern and made it five times already! These tops are a very satisfying sew - the pattern fits together beautifully, there is lots of scope for creativity and variations, it's quick and easy to sew and the resulting tops are stylish and unique.
These three versions all follow a stashbusting theme. I have an embarrassingly extensive stash and many pieces of fabric are too small to use for a full garment. I spent some time digging these smaller pieces out and putting them together to find happy combinations.
This top is made with t-shirt weight fabric. I love the purple...
...but I'm not sure if the floral is a bit much on the back. I'm wondering about replacing some of it with more purple, but can't decide which part to replace.
I love this white t-shirt with the striped sleeves, pocket and neckline. Very wearable.
Then I finished off some blue fabrics making this version. I had to add the navy blue to the sleeves and back edges as the medium blue fabric was not quite big enough. I quite like the dark accents.
And briefly in other news, I also received my prize for the Pattern Review Accessory contest. It was a 'Fitz like a glove' ironing board cover, felt pad for under the cover and a ironing pressing cloth. Check this out: