NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

Bo... Bow... Bolero... another Modcloth inspiration

Added Jan 6, 2011

by milkyway

Enschede, Nether...






I adore Modcloth and I am always checking this site for inspiration. This is a really amazing little coat with a huge double bow on the shoulder. The original is too long for being considering a bolero, so I made it shorter using fabric left from my Tulip coat. This is a thick wool, really easy to work with. I had a very similar pattern from BURDA Easy Fashion Winter 2008. I changed only the sleeves. Made 2 deep pleats trying to getting closer to the original, adding an elastic band for the puffy effect. 3 covered buttons, and of course 2 huge bows. Love the pleated collar!!!

Material Notes

1 mt wool




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Redwhitefestive_large

    Feb 20, 2011, 05.07 PMby heatherrique

    Hi Milkyway, this is such a delectably gorgeous bolero on you! You are fabulous in this color and style!

    1 Reply
    • Img_1296_large

      Feb 23, 2011, 12.07 PMby milkyway

      Hi dear! long time no hear from you, thank you very much for your comments!!! always nice!!

  • Img_0316_2_large

    Jan 28, 2011, 11.08 PMby sigrid

    Adorable. Such a creative project.

    1 Reply
    • Img_1296_large

      Jan 29, 2011, 01.11 AMby milkyway

      You are very kind, thank you

  • Sack_black_large

    Jan 20, 2011, 11.45 AMby Josephine Demontis

    Juicy colour and lovely details!

    1 Reply
    • Img_1296_large

      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

      Thank you very much! love the color too, my favorite

  • Missing

    Jan 7, 2011, 01.16 AMby sewsusan

    What a pretty bolero! The color looks fabulous on you. Gorgeous wool.

    1 Reply
    • Img_1296_large

      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

      Thank you!!

  • Dscn1801-es_large

    Jan 7, 2011, 12.27 AMby libra-s

    Just gorgeous!

  • 9b29a4f58b36ca6753ba71f2d8e4608547cc02dc_large

    Jan 6, 2011, 03.34 AMby sunnydays212003

    This is very pretty!! Like you, I am also a huge fan of modcloth they inspire me all the time. Thankyou for sharing and bravo!

    1 Reply
    • Img_1296_large

      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

      Thank you so much you are very kind!!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it