Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sewing-The 1950's Bolero Jacket

To pair this with last week’s skirt for a fall suit; a simple bolero jacket, lined to the edge, with or without collar. Instructions are here.

Note: 1950's designs were not cut with a lot of ease, and this jacket may feel tight under the arms to a modern wearer. Try making a muslin, and if it's uncomfortable, redraw the pattern with a deeper armscye, or if you're a more experienced seamstress insert gussets.



OOOH, trim with ball fringe!

I love this pattern and the instructions, being a flat patterner, myself. Thanks for the post.

Packrat said...

Thanks for posting this. Boleros are so versatile. Depending on the fabric one uses they can be really dressy or really casual.