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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