After the bustle inspired by Flash Gordon (aaaahhhh, Saviour of the Universe! *sing*), I also wanted to use the bolero pattern. My friend Siintra already sewed the bolero and let me try hers, and it was simply love! So I used the Asian inspired fabric and some plain black wool poly mix for the bolero part.
The decorative trim is also from Sintra who ordered it from Stoklasa in the Czech Republic. The bolero is not lined, but has some facings...
The pattern Simplicity 1819 went together smoothly. I changed the sleeves to integrate the fan fabric into the upper fabric but otherwise I siply followed the instructions and everything went together perfectly!
Since I finished a whole outfit almost a month before I need to wear it, I'd like to ask you: How are your time managment skills? Any seamstresses that (like me usually) sew the last bits of decoration on on the way to the event? ;)