Jun 072011

This was a commission to make a bolero jacket to match a bought dress for a summer wedding in Wales; hence the lack of confidence in the weather! It is cut in a single piece with the shaping mostly coming from 2 deep pleats at the back neck.  The finish is a flat binding pressed under and caught by hand.  This enables the decoration on the dress to be glimpsed through the jacket in a way that would not be possible had it been lined.

Silk chiffon bolero, front.

Silk Chiffon bolero, back

Bolero with matching hat. See separate post for details.

Prices from £200.
Please get in touch for a quote.

Jun 072011

I was recently commissioned to make a silk chiffon bolero for a Mother-of-the Groom outfit.  The fabric matched the dress so perfectly that the hat selected looked a little out of place.  By covering the pale dupion crown with the chiffon the hat became part of the outfit, rather than the best option.

Pin a circle of fabric onto the tip (flat part of the crown). This should be on the bias at the Centre front and back

Catch fabric down with a large herringbone stitch to the side of the crown

Take a wide bias strip of cloth with the edge pressed under. Stitch this around the crown covering the previous herringbone stitching.

Stitch covering fabric around bow/ decoration to conceal raw edges

Secure hat band and decoration on top of newly covered crown.

Re-trimmed hat with bolero jacket; made to be together!

Hat trimming from £45.
Please get in touch for a quote.