Danye's wedding bolero is finished!
Simplicity 2659 as our starting point, but eliminated the pleats on the collar, shortened the sleeves a little and reshaped the back hemline to reveal the buttons at the back of the dress. I also omitted all the topstitching and fully lined it. The sleeves are kimono style and the collar is in one piece with the front pieces, which was the trickiest part of the assembly. It was actually quite easy to sew. My walking foot made this slippery fabric much more manageable.
Pro-Weft interfacing! The fashion fabric is taffeta, which is crisp on it's own, and the Pro-Weft adds just enough body to give it structure without losing softness.
Danye will be able to pick it up Friday, and I hope she's as pleased with it as I am!