Added Apr 6, 2010
O, New Zealand
I wanted a bolero to go with my vintage late 1940’s/early ‘50s blue and silver party dress. Not being able to find something suitable, I decided to try to make my own. Thankfully, the experiment worked out and I was able to wear the outfit to a friend’s wedding.
This was the first garment I have ever sewed. I found working with the silk (fraying!) and sewing curves tricky but making a practice garment helped.
Royal blue faux dupion silk, I think (I used the wrong side to better match the colours of the dress).
The silver lining (hehe!) was probably some kind of polyester.
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