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SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2014

50s Reverse Bolero by Edith Head

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Back of Edith Head bolero

I made this lined reverse bolero jacket from an original 50s pattern by famed costume designer Edith Head, to wear to an event at the Motion Picture Academy Museum. It’s made of raw silk and lined with rayon challis, with corded buttonholes and vintage buttons. It has kimono sleeves, and is fitted with darts in the front, back, and at the elbows. There is a facing at the bottom in lieu of a hem. I made a muslin version first to fit the pattern, then constructed the exterior and lining using haute couture techniques. More construction details are on JetSetSewing.com.

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  1. SEGnesa | | #1

    I really like this. It is quite elegant on you, and the fabric choice is wonderfully retro. Congratulations!

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    RedPointTailor | | #2

    This is so lovely! Great fabric and colour and you look fab in it!
    I haev this pattern for ages - thinking on making it one day! It is so great to see in in real!
    Congratulations!

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