A super versatile bolero pattern with multiple designs and finishing options
US sizes 2-20 (approximately 30.5″ to 52″ bust measurements)
Includes a 36-page fully illustrated booklet with design ideas, fitting advice, and multiple finishing options
Beautifully illustrated and full of vintage charm
PDF has 2 AO size sheets and 29 letter size sheets
Boleros are the icing on the cake of a vintage-inspired wardrobe! These little cropped jackets cover your shoulders while still letting the world see the fabulous ensemble you’re wearing underneath. The Dorothy Bolero is all about giving you options, from daywear to evening glam. The band collar was inspired by vintage Hawaiian sets and it’s perfect for tiki and beach looks, while the wing collar is a classic ‘50s shape that pairs with everything from sweet day dresses to rockabilly jumpsuits (add the matching cuffs for extra flair!). Making the bolero collarless gives off a simple, understated vibe when you want the bodice of your dress to do all the talking (wink, wink). And, as always, I give you multiple finishing options: make the bolero unlined with facings or fully lined for a clean inside finish. There’s even a design chapter with more ideas like using sheers, making your bolero reversible, and creating a pretty closure with frogs or button loops!
Main Fabric:light to medium weight wovens: cottons like poplin, sateen, and lawn; silks with body like dupioni and shantung; sheers like flocked tulle, lace, and eyelet.
Lining:light to medium weight cottons and lining fabrics.
dress and lining fabric
thread to match fabric
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