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.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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