In a stubborn yet heartfelt move I decided to sew bolero jackets for my bridesmaids to match their dresses. Having never set a sleeve before, it was an adventure but with a great pattern from Fitz Patterns and some advice from my Mother-in-Law-to-be, they turned out better than expected. I say better than expected because I tried to fit each girl individually for it, adjusting the pattern myself rather than using a multisize pattern. So happy I finished them on time AND they fit! What a relief! Here is a picture taken by my Husband's (!) sister Kathy.
UPDATE: To “Big Mama” who wrote “Those bolero's are fabulous! Do you happen to know of a good websitefor bolero patterns? I'm trying to make one myself for a wedding I'm innext month.” I didn't receive your email address with your post so I couldn't reply to you. I got my pattern from fitz patterns. Here is the link: http://fitzpatterns.myshopify.com/products/0505-alice-bolero-sewing-pattern. Good luck!
Those bolero’s are fabulous! Do you happen to know of a good website for bolero patterns? I’m trying to make one myself for a wedding I’m in next month.
What fabric did you use, and did you use lining in the jackets?
This is exactly what I have been looking for, for my bridesmaids’ dresses. I’m so excited!
Did you find the darts where in the wrong spot?