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Mini Briar pattern tester roundup

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

My dears we have a special treat for you all today! Some of our lovely pattern testers have been kind enough to let us share their creations with you! And let me tell you, they all did amazing (and these are only the Mini Briars!). Check out all the cuteness explosion below, and stay tuned – we will be sharing two more roundups (for Mini Tania and Mini Virginia) with more adorable creations!

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Lala // Find her on her blog Girl With a Sewing Machine

Made

Version 1, short sleeve crop top with heart applique

Thoughts

Cute tshirt pattern. Lots of possible variations. I like the hi-lo hem. Would suit for a summer or colder weather make.

Megan Nielsen Mini Briar sewing pattern tester roundup

Who

Anja // Find her on Instagram @Gallomane

Made

Version 4, long sweater

What her daughter thought of the finished top

My baby-girl wants to live in it 24/7 ! Her Briar is warm and comfy, plus I chose a fabric with Parrots and flamingoes so what’s not to love about that ;)

i’ll be making at least 4 of these each season

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Angela

Made

Version 1, short sleeved crop top (with a little length added in the front)

What her daughter thought of the finished top

She really likes it and it is in heavy rotation. Now that my daughter has outgrown pink skirts, pink dresses and frozen outfits its difficult to know what to move onto next. I found the contemporary style of this top great for her age (8 yr), I’ve made two mini briars and some skirts to go with them and we are good to go!

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Cate

Made

Version 1, shorted sleeve crop top with heart applique

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I was excited that the sizes and the style is suitable for all 4 of my daughters aged 5, 7,10 and 12- it’s a rare pattern that can span this range of ages and be appropriate for all of them while simultaneously catering for their differing personal styles. But the Briar with it’s different length, sleeve and pocket options, with the right fabric choice, does cater for them all excellently!

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Stéphanie // Find her on her blog Love Teach Sew and on Instagram @StephanieKCR

Made

Version 4, sweater with heart applique

Her favourite thing about the pattern

The hi-low hem, they can easily bend over without their backs being exposed or cold.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Sofie

Made

Version 4, long sleeve tees and sweaters

Her favourite thing about the pattern

I really love the many options you can choose from. T-shirt or sweater, cropped or normal length, pockets, patches or appliques. Every shirt or sweater you make is totally different when you’re going for another design feature or variation.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Kat // Find her on Instagram @_houseoflane_ and on her blog House of Lane

Made

Version 1, short sleeved crop top

What her daughter thought of the finished top

Imogen loved her new shirts! She wore one to kindy the next day and when I picked her up the teacher told me she had been telling people “mummy made it” all day.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Mini Briar sewing pattern // Stylish and adaptable sewing patterns for kids

Who

Marnie // Find her at her blog www.horrisanddeedle.blogspot.com

Made

Version 2, short sleeve tee

What she thought of the pattern

The pattern is great – its a cool modern look that has loads of options and I love all the little extras included with it – the appliqués, elbow patches and pockets.

// SHOW US YOUR CREATIONS! //

Megan Nielsen Mini Briar sewing pattern

What about you?! We’d love to see what you’re creating from the Megan Nielsen Childrens collection! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNminibriar and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!

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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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Catia
6 years ago

They are so lovely :) Can’t wait to have a little girl around and try all these!

Kat @ House of Lane
6 years ago

So many gorgeous shirts! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to test for you. I will definitely be making a few more shirts for Imogen soon.

gingermakes
6 years ago

I’m having a cute overload!!! Fantastic!

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Cristal
6 years ago

Great job to all! These are too cute. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to join in and sew one of your patterns.