ALL THE BROMES! I am so excited about Amber's newest pattern, Brome! We've been busy test sewing this pattern since last fall and I cannot wait for it to get into your hands. Because we've been working on it for a bit, I've made a few...
One of the greatest things about this pattern is the versatility. There are three official versions, but if you mix and match elements there are a ton of variations for almost any occasion.
This dress was the first Brome that I made last fall. I wore this thing all fall and into winter and sadly couldn't share it with you before now. There were a few mods made to the pattern after this - mostly tiny details like the circumference of the 3/4 length cuff and the method of attaching the placket and neckband which cleaned up the future versions.
I love it though! I made it in affordable, durable, drape-y Brussels Washer. If you don't have a dress in this basic garment fabric yet, do yourself a favor and get some! It is so easy to work with, care for, and wear. I intended this as a wearable muslin and it has been just that - oh-so-wearable. This was my gateway Brome to many more Bromes...
This classic long-sleeved shirt is the original Brome version that started it all. It has all the lovely features that were later adapted for the dress versions - gently gathered at the yoke, full button placket, and adorable gathered sleeve plackets as well. Sewn up in this cotton-linen yarn dyed Homespun - this is a class and feminine shirt that is perfect for spring, fall, and winter. Sew this up in a lighter-weight rayon or lawn and it will be great for summer.
Pattern: Brome, View C by Amber Corcoran
Fabric: Japanese Linen Sheeting
Size Made: 6
Modifications: Shortened length by 3"
I'm not sure what I was thinking when making this dress. It's so bright! And a maxi! You all know how I feel about saturated colors and I've never made or worn a maxi before in my life. I'm short - just a bit over 5'3" so I never thought I could wear a maxi. I'm so glad I decided to make this because it is my absolute favorite! It is so flattering and so comfortable! It's like I'm wearing pajamas outside and people think I look nice - win-win! I will be making more of this version for sure. It is the perfect summer dress. I did use the lengthen/shorten lines to shorten this by 3" when cutting it out which turned out to be perfect.
I was so in love with my maxi, and summer is upon us, so I decided to try out a sleeve-less shirt version. Guess what, guys... it works! It's awesome!
This fabric is a dream to work with and I love the bright summery, happy, yellow color. The fabric is quite thick so I would recommend using a very lightweight interfacing for the collar and placket. You might consider cutting the collar facing in another, lighter-weight fabric to help with the bulk.
I've made all the official versions of Brome and one modified version. I love them all! I hope you guys love this pattern as much as we do. We can't wait to see what you make with it.