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Basma's frilly bolero

Added Oct 18, 2015

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






During a shopping trip with my sister Basma, she bought a beautiful strapless black/blue/purple dress. She lives in Egypt, which isn’t exactly the country for strapless clothes, I got inspired and made her a bolero.
I’ve read a couple of comments about how small this bolero is and people complained about size, but I went for my usual 38 (which is also Basma’s size) and it turned out perfect. I used normal (as in not stretchy) satin in cobalt blue and I love the outcome. An easy to make pattern too.
Sorry about the quality of the photos…

Material Notes

Satin for the main part.
Light cotton canvas for the lining.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Oct 21, 2015, 11.47 PMby Tzai

    beautiful dress Maria, and your sister looks gorgeus in it!!

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      Oct 22, 2015, 07.35 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks so much. Have to say that I’m only responsible for the little bolero on top of the dress :)

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      Oct 22, 2015, 08.35 PMby Tzai

      well, I didn’t understand that? thought that it is one with the dress :)

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    Oct 19, 2015, 07.45 PMby liliv-1


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    Oct 19, 2015, 02.22 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Nice job Maria! It’s always good to find practical ways to save clothes from staying in the closet. Your sister is beautiful…

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      Oct 19, 2015, 02.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you from both me and my sister Elpida :)

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    Oct 19, 2015, 02.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så flott! Denne kunne jeg godt tenkt meg, ser fantastisk ut! Lucky sister! :)

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      Oct 19, 2015, 02.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk. Jeg synes den er veldig fin og kan lage en til meg selv å :)

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    Oct 19, 2015, 11.00 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely bolero x

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    Oct 18, 2015, 06.56 PMby RedBelka

    Nicely done!

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    Oct 18, 2015, 06.32 PMby SueMH

    Looks very cute!

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