Added Feb 3, 2013
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I made the bridesmaid’s outfit for myself, and a matching bolero for the lovely bride who is my mother-in-law.
The colour scheme is purple, so I made the BM dress with a thick crepe backed satin in purple, with the same fabric in lilac for the contrast bodice, using Butterick 5457. I made a few changes to the pattern, including adding a waist stay, doing a handpicked zipper, a pleated rather than gathered skirt, and redrafting the lining pieces.
The boleros are based on Butterick 4731, which were simple yet elegant.
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crepe backed satin, viscose lining, spiral steel
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