MN2303 Briar / Sewalongs

Briar Variation: How to draft elbow-length sleeves

Variation: how to draft elbow length sleeves // Tutorial by the Megan Nielsen Blog

I really love happy accidents. I wanted to make a Briar with elbow-length sleeves (I happen to love elbow sleeves) – and as I started measuring out the perfect length, I realised that the cut line for elbow sleeves was perfectly halfway between the cutlines for the short sleeves and 3/4 sleeves on the Briar sleeve pattern. Yeah, I know, how cool is that?!

So if you want to make elbow-length sleeves for your Briar – here’s what you do – Cut halfway between the short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve lines. DONE!

I found an easy way to do this was to just fold the pattern so that the two lines matched up, then cut.


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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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