May 1, 2024

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Briarwood Top, the Club Pattern for May!


Go with the flow in a Briarwood Top! This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern is the fun boho look your wardrobe has been waiting for. Get it for as little as $9 USD when you join the Club today.

Indulge your bohemian side with the Briarwood Top! If you’ve got big boobs and love the bohemian style, you may have been frustrated with trying to get the easy, flowing style to work for you in ready-to-wear.  Despite the gathers, there never seems to be enough room for your boobs, and the shoulders? Too wide, always slipping off like a missed beat.

Let’s face it, true freedom comes from feeling as good as you look, and it’s time to find a fit that lets us all dance to our heart’s content—enter the Briarwood Top.

The Briarwood comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 (cancel anytime).

Aimee is wearing the Briarwood Top in view A (hip-length), size 24 G/H bust, graded to a 32 waist and hips. Her measurements are 49″ high bust, 55.5″ full bust, 52″ waist, and 62″ hips, and she is 5′ 5″.

Brit is wearing a Briarwood Top in view B (cropped), size 8 E/F graded to a 10 waist. Her measurements are 34″ high bust, 38″ full bust, 31″ waist, and 41″ hip, and she is 5′ 6″.

Meet the Briarwood Top

Stitch up a bohemian vibe with the Briarwood Top! With a bust-friendly fit for cup sizes C-H and designed for curves, comfort, and style, the Briarwood features:

  • Effortlessly cool gathered bust detail
  • Stylish seamed bodice with side zip for great shaping
  • Versatile options: choose between a cropped or hip-length look
  • On-trend full raglan sleeves and elastic wrists for a comfy yet fashionable feel
  • Add a playful touch with a delightful ruffle hem
  • Customize your style with an optional decorative drawstring for a bit of extra flair

The Briarwood is rated advanced beginner, and you can sew your first Briarwood with ease thanks to our free step-by-step video sewalong, hosted by Mari of Sew Happy.

The Briarwood is designed for lightweight woven fabrics with a lot of drape such as cotton lawn, cotton eyelet, cotton voile, rayon, linen, or silk.

Aimee is wearing a Briarwood in a bright raspberry viscose crepe generously gifted by our friends at Core Fabrics, and Brit is wearing a Briarwood in a embroidered white eyelet.

Want to get the look? Core Fabrics is offering three gorgeous Briarwood kits. Skip the hassle of sourcing all the fabric and notions and treat yourself to an all-in-one Briarwood kit!

Raspberry abstract viscose White seersucker cotton Limoncello abstract viscose

Get more boho friendly looks for 30% off!

If you like the free-spirited vibe of the Briarwood, you’ll love the flowy Roseclair Dress (available in sizes 0-32), the festival friendly Webster Top & Dress (available in sizes 12-32), and the breezy Holyoke Maxi-Dress and Skirt (available in sizes 0-32). We’re here to make you feel effortlessly cool and carefree with 30% off these patterns throughout May, exclusively for Cashmerette Club members—just check into your Club Dashboard for details of the exclusive discount code!

The Roseclair Dress, a woven wrap dress designed for curves in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H. Breezy and beautiful, it’s the showstopper dress you’ve been searching for.

The Webster Top and Dress is a flowy, chic and bra-friendly top and dress that you’ll reach for all summer long (Down under? It also pairs well with leggings and a cardi!).

The Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt is another summery classic. Say hello to zero bust gaping thanks to the princess seams and faux placket, built-in comfort courtesy of the elasticated back waistband, and not a hint of bra because of the the carefully designed and placed straps. Plus…pockets!

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Briarwood Top

Here are the fabric requirements for the Briarwood:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

Get 20% Off Minerva

Our friends at Minerva want to help you create your dream Briarwood with 20% off their Minerva Exclusive Viscose Challis range during the month of May, exclusively for Cashmerette Club members! Visit your Clubhouse Dashboard for the code!

The viscose challis is a lovely spring and summer woven option that’s breathable with a gorgeous drape to it. With over 200 designs in the range, there’s plenty of options available!

Minerva is a UK-based shop with an expansive selection of high-quality fabrics, as well as a place to share and document your creative journey.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is exploring extra large FBAs (full bust adjustments). Traditional FBAs start running into issues with shape and/or pointiness at a certain size. If you’ve struggled with getting the right fit for an extra large FBA in the past, this masterclass is for you.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, we’re talking all about the world of fabric shopping while traveling. Have you ever planned a trip around buying fabric? Have you wondered how to make the most of your side trips? If you’ve ever needed inspiration, Jenny’s here to help.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

Let’s start sewing!

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Briarwood Top and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after May 2024? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Briarwood Top.)

Let me know what you think!