Brocade fabrics are often associated with occasion dresses and evening wear, but I’d like to argue that you no longer need a special reason to incorporate these gorgeous textiles into your wardrobe. Mood recently added over 100 new styles of brocades, many featuring vibrant colors, abstract designs, and even patchwork! With such stunning options, it’d be a pity to keep them out of your closet, so here are some free sewing patterns that you can use to work them into your everyday outfits!
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Corsets & Bodices
One of the things that sometimes holds me back from choosing a brocade is the price. We all have budgets for our sewing projects, right? (Or at least, we tell ourselves that we do.) Choosing a project that uses a small amount of fabric is the perfect way to allow yourself to splurge on some dream textiles without truly breaking the bank! Each of these corset patterns can be made with just a yard of the main fabric.
Upgraded Casual Jackets
Just because you choose a casual silhouette doesn’t mean you need to choose a basic fabric. Upgrade your typical bomber jacket and use an abstract option! Hop on the cropped blazer trend with that metallic brocade you’ve been eyeing! The options of simply endless.