Briar Sweater and T-Shirt

Megan Nielsen


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The stylish alternative to a basic t-shirt or sweater. Pattern features a high scooped front hem, low curved back hem, and includes two lengths, two neckline finishes, three sleeve lengths and two patch pockets.

Version 1 is a short sleeved crop top. Version 2 is a cropped sweater. Version 3 is a standard length tee with patch pocket. Version 4 is a standard length tee with long sleeves.

A PDF version is  available in expanded size range, click here to find out more.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day


Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Pattern format


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    Briar Sweater


    I sewed the Megan Nielsen Briar top in a poly-rayon hacci knit from Mood Fabrics. This T-shirt is the antidote to every boring T-shirt you’ve ever owned! What I liked: As a stay-at-home parent, it’s often a struggle to keep my style game on point. I feel like I’m nailing the “effortlessly cool mom” look with this Briar, and I can’t wait to add more to my wardrobe. What could be better: This fabric is more poly than rayon, and I could see it getting ever-so-slightly uncomfortable in very hot weather. For more details (including insight on my unusual hem finish), please check out my Briar blog:

    I also blogged about batch sewing Briar T-shirts. Here’s that post: Batch Sewing a Bunch of Briars: 5 Tips I Learned.

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    Briar Sweater


    Another briar and this time it’s a dress. Perfect for summer and so comfy! Megan has a full tutorial for a Briar dress hack on her blog:

    Full details of this particular make on my blog too:

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    Briar Sweater


    This is such a versatile pattern. Tops, sweatshirts, t-shirts … the Briar has it all. This is my merino briar with a scooped hem and it was in solid rotation during winter.
    I used Megan’s new app for the instructions and found it great. I didn’t have to waste paper printing them and she has some great tips. I’d rate this as an advanced beginner pattern, just because it uses knit fabric, but don’t let that put you off. Once you use knit fabric you’ll wonder what you were even worried about.
    I used a very stretchy jersey fabric and should have sized down for that, but otherwise the sizing seems spot on. Love this pattern and would totally recommend it. It’s a great staple to have in the pattern stash.
    Full details on my blog:

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