I have made some more progress on the bolero. My first session (Saturday) got me this far.
And Sunday I made some headway on assembling the trim (it is a combination of 3 elements) and creating the “lapel” that is in my inspiration. I also got the sleevils assembled with only one glitch (I made two right sleeves with the lining-doh!) and trimmed one and attached it.
Just for fun, I took “Paint” and doctored the photograph to show where I will add more of the trim.
I wish the ribbon that I wove into the lace showed up better. Hmmm. Am I over thinking things again?
FYI: I asked the Facebook Historical Sew Fortnightly members their opinion on whether this pattern would work sleeveless. Consensus is yes based on this picture.
The face in the above drawing is a very young one but I’m hoping that I could make a sleeveless one and not be a mutton dressed as a lamb. Youth fashions looked a lot like adult fashion with shorter skirts and lighter colors, right?
I also found another inspiration fashion plate. I need a contrasting skirt….…as well as a matching one.