so i had some pants that were just blah on me, so said, why not do a little recon?
^ pants:" i wish i could be a bolero.."
so i granted its wish by cutting them up and making a copy of a black bolero i had...
^the back with some cute birds
thanks for looking!NOW FOR THE TUTORIAL:
from your pants or source of material, cut the shapes below.
I gavethe measurements for a small size, but by measuring out piece A,the measurement of 31 cm should cover your back. Go from there and adjust to create your perfect fit.
front: 4 x ( of each) D, 2 x C
Back: A, 2 x B
Collar: 2 x E
Sleeves: 2 x F, 2 x G
so now if i did the math right, you hvae 14 parts to make your very own bolero!
your done withthe hardest part! really!
Sew pieces B onto A on each side of the curved part.like so:
btw my A already had a seam down the middle when i cut it.
Now sew in the same way, pices B to pieces C like so:
* it might be uneven like mine at the bottom (whoops!) but don't owrry, a hem can fix that
Grab your two E's and sew them together on all sides except for the straight bottom side. turn inside out so you have a clean and 'seamless' collar.
Grab 2 of your D's and do the same thingjust along the nonway part of it. Now do it agian with the other two! see, youre doing great!
sew the D'S which are hte front panels, to the c's. it all fits like puzzle pieces, but just to make sure, the curved part that you sewed earlier should not be sewn to the c. it should be the open one so when you sew it, it becomes clsoed. It should look like this.
sew the collar to the top of A. Now this is a little tricky:
sew the top of d to the side of the collar and remaining part of A.
so now youhave a vest type thing... add sleeves!!
take the first F AND G.sew along these lines.
do the same for the other sleeve.
i made a pleat on the top and bottom of the sleeve, but its up to you.
Step 8: Hem the bootm except for both D's which are already 'seamless'. It should be straight in the back and then curve up as it reaches the D.
Step 9: GO CRAZY!!!!
crazy in a creative way i mean.
i put vintage gold buttons on the sleeves and idk what its called but i put a button onthe fron and a sort of strecthy string to close it .
and on the back o f the neck (which you can iether put down or flip it up ) i embroidered revolution.
you can go crazy!
phew! So there you go! Its my first real tute so PLEASE don;t hesistate to pm me or whatever if youre like completey lost! i get it!
remember to post pics of your own recreation!!!