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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

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    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!

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      Feb 23, 2011, 12.07 PMby milkyway

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

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    Jan 28, 2011, 11.08 PMby sigrid

    Adorable. Such a creative project.

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      Jan 29, 2011, 01.11 AMby milkyway

      You are very kind, thank you

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    Jan 20, 2011, 11.45 AMby Josephine Demontis

    Juicy colour and lovely details!

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      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

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

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    Jan 7, 2011, 01.16 AMby sewsusan

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

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      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

      Thank you!!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 12.27 AMby libra-s

    Just gorgeous!

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    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!

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      Jan 29, 2011, 01.12 AMby milkyway

      Thank you so much you are very kind!!

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