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 left over 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 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!
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