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sophies briar

A few months ago my super wonderful sister in law Sophie told me she wanted a Briar.

I’m going to give you a moment to visualize the happy dance i did. I love making things for friends and family, it’s such a fun rewarding thing! Mending NO, don’t you dare try and give me your mending, but making something special for someone i love, that’s awesome.

She wanted something navy or black, and she wanted a version with shoulder patches that she could wear as a sweater.

And don’t you know it, fate stepped in, and i had the perfect thick navy jersey in my stash and just enough black to make some patches. I used the exact same method that i shared in this tutorial – and BOOM Sophies Briar was done!

It was a nice quick sew and I’m really happy with how this piece turned out. I think it’s very Sophie – and i like that it’s quite a transistional piece too – good for layering and good for summer nights or spring/autumn days.

Then… it took me a month to mail it to her. Story of my life hehehehe.

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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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10 years ago

This is so pretty ! I love it !

10 years ago

Gorgeous! Lucky Sophie!

10 years ago

This is so cute! Sophie is one lucky girl!

Katie @ Grow. Cook. Sew.

Amazing! Next time you have the desire to make something for someone just let me know.. Hehe ;)

Miss Crayola Creepy
10 years ago

I LOVE this! I’ve made five Briars now and you may have inspired me for my sixth :)

10 years ago

really excited! i just bought a PDF from your website and can’t wait to start making several. i love this!

Jo @ bubala
10 years ago

Hey Megan I promise I’m not stalking you but check this out, snap! We made similar briars :-)