I kept this nice and simple – and so in the end this version took me something like 1/2 an hour including cutting – and used up 1/2 a metre of leftover fabric.
That’s kind of awesome right?!
Here’s how to make a quickie sleeveless Briar!
Technically speaking, a pattern for a sleeveless top will always have narrower shoulders than one that includes sleeves. For my patterns, I usually draft them with a narrower shoulder to make it easier to go sleeveless (as in the Banksia and the Darling Ranges).
So the correct way to make the Briar a “normal” sleeveless top would be to cut back the armhole and shoulder width. But that’s a pain :)
So I used the standard pattern pieces, folded under 1/2″ of fabric to the inside of the top. Topstitched with a twin needle and then pressed it all nicely.
And you know what?! I really LOVE the wide shoulders! (here’s the front on view of this top) it’s made me rethink sleeveless tops as a matter of fact – again, a happy accident!
If you’re thinking of going sleeveless with your Briar, I highly recommend this as a nice easy option!
LOOKING FOR MORE BRIAR POSTS?
- How to sew the curved patch pocket
- How to sew the square patch pocket
- How to sew a neckline band
- How to sew a neckline binding (the Megan Nielsen way)
- How to sew a neckline binding (the traditional/standard way)
- The easiest knit neckline around
- Inserting the sleeves & sewing up the side seams
- Variation: How to draft elbow length sleeves
- Variation: A Valentine Briar sweater
- Variation: Centre front seam
- Variation: Side pocket Briar (by MadMim)
- Variation: The easy way to go sleeveless
- Variation: Leather elbow patches
- Variation: The dress
- Variation: Leather shoulder patches