Thursday, August 24, 2017

Brueram with circle skirt

The Rugam skirt was not the only sized thing that I drew at the beginning of the summer. At the beginning of the summer, I also drafted a circle skirt for the Brueram*. The Brueram is one of my most favorite Sofilantjes' patterns, and I felt it needed some more love. Over the course of the entire summer we had all kind of admin organized fun stuff in the Sofilantjes Facebook group, and my event was encouraging people to sew more Brueram. I got the idea of a circle skirt over a year ago, but now I finally drew it for all the sizes and it now is a file included in the listing when you buy (or bought) the pattern.

I sewed two circle skirted Bruerams and I hacked one of them. The first one that I sewed for my week was sewn with fabric that I got from Griet during the sewing weekend in February. My little one turned four that week, and this became the perfect party dress. This skirt can twirl! She likes rather long skirts and because the Brueram is so flexible in the back, I know she will be able to wear this dress for her fifth birthday as well. We are celebrating life everyday in our household, so fear not, this is not a strict birthday dress. She has worn this dress at least 7 times since I made it.

When I posted pictures from the first dress, and encouraged others to follow my example, I heard that some people did not like the smocked back of the dress. For me the back is a true eye catcher. But because some did not like the back and others just feared it, I hacked the smocked back out if it. I replaced the back with simple ribbing fabric. You can use the table for elastic in the pattern to determine the width that you need.


The back of this dress, either smocked or in ribbing fabric is perfect for color blocking. On the first dress I used exactly the same back fabric as on the dress from this post. That fabric and purple just go so well together and the small print is perfect for shirring. If you fear shirring, you can always read the blog post on the Sofilantjes site that I wrote during that week. The fabric from the second Brueram was from the goodie bag from the sewing weekend. I know the hearts on the bodice are sideways, but this was the only way how I cut the entire dress from my fabric and my daughter does not care. It are hearts anyway you turn them.

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  1. Hoe tof !! De brueram staat al op de planning voor volgende zomer. Het zal er dus zeker eentje worden met cirkelrok. En dat 2e stofje ligt thuis ook nog in de kast 😉

  2. Ik ben steeds heel blijf dat je mij over de streep haalde om dat smocken te proberen. Het valt echt goed mee. De jurk wordt hier ook veel gedragen. Ik moet alleen nog ergens tijd vinden om ze te bloggen ;-)

  3. Zo leuk!!! Mooie combinaties! Vooral de eerste trekt mijn aandacht!