Hello everyone! I’m Sarah and I have a blog almost entirely devoted to sewing at Lace & Pine Designs. I’m super excited and grateful Megan has let me share my dress hack of the Mini Briar with all of you. When I first saw this pattern, one of the first things I envisioned was attaching a gathered skirt to the lovely curved high/low hem. I love the unexpected in the garments I sew, whether it be in added details or a unique shape. This dress is almost your basic knit dress with a gathered skirt, but the curved high/low waistline adds a special touch. Putting together this hack is fairly easy. The hardest part is creating the pattern pieces for the skirt maintaining the curve of the bodice. If the curve on the skirt pieces don’t match up properly to the bodice, you’ll end up with a wonky hem. Don’t be intimidated by all the steps to create the pattern pieces. I just wanted to make sure each step was very clear, so you can make this dress with confidence.
// Materials Needed //
- Mini Briar Pattern
- Knit Fabric for the Mini Briar, plus extra fabric for the added skirt (about a yard)
- Plenty of freezer paper (or whatever kind of paper you use for patterns)
- Clear Elastic (I used ½”, this will be used when attaching the skirt for extra support and structure)