The simplicity of this Brome is a total win for easy summer sewing! The Brome’s scooped neckline makes it possible to pull on over your head without plackets, so removing the plackets is an easy pattern hack. With many of the details removed, stitching it up is simple, speedy and puts it at the top of the instant-gratification sewing list.
Here are the changes you’ll need to make to create this bare-bones Brome.
Cut an extra Front Yoke and Back Yoke to create a yoke facing. Additionally, alter the front shirt bodice to be cut on the fold. To do this, remove 1/2” along the center front of the Front Bodice (2) pattern piece and then cut on the fold.
Pieces to Cut:
(1) Front Yoke on fold (cut 2 on fold)
(2) Front Bodice (altered as noted above, cut 1 on fold)
(3) Back Yoke (cut 2 on fold)
(4) Back Bodice (cut 1 on fold)
(11) Shirt Hem Binding (cut 2 on bias)
(19) Arm Hole Binding (cut 2 on bias)
Shoulder Seams/Yoke Facing
1) Seam one Front Yoke to one Back Yoke at shoulder. Finish and press seam allowance to back. Repeat for second pair of yokes to create Yoke Facing.
2) Place Yoke and Yoke Facing right sides together, matching along neckline and at shoulder seams. Seam around circumference of neckline at 5/8”. Grade and notch seam allowance. turn Yoke right side out and press.
3) Starting at back neck, topstitch 1/4’’ from seamed edge of neckline.
4) Baste the Yoke and Yoke facing together along bottom edge and along armhole edge. The will be treated as one layer from here on.
Assemble Front and Back to Yokes
Attach Front and Back Bodice to Yokes as instructed in the pattern. (Gather bodices, seam to yokes, finish seams and topstitch seam allowance.)
Sew Side Seams as instructed in the pattern, then follow instructions for Arm Hole Finish.
Note: Because you don’t have a center front placket in this shirt, your shirt hem goes all the way around the shirt. That means you will finish the Shirt Hem as you did for the armhole.
Prepare Shirt Hem Binding by seaming the two lengths together to make a longer strip. Follow the instructions for the Arm Hole Finish, beginning and ending your seam near a side seam.
Your Brome is complete!
Check back next Monday for even more ways to use your Brome pattern!