Blue bolero and clutch (Simplicity 5561)

Added Apr 6, 2010

by poppet

O, New Zealand

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Description

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.

Material Notes

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.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Polyester, Satin, Silk

Credits

Simplicity 5561

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    Apr 7, 2010, 12.33 AMby olystyrene

    Looks gorgeous! Well done!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.41 PMby ginasophia

    beautifully made!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 12.34 PMby libra-s

    iIt’s very brave of you to start sewing using silk! Well done!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 08.17 AMby simo-1

    So elegant!!!

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