Inside-out Boleros

Everyone knows about wearing bolero jackets to provide additional coverage for strapless/spaghetti strap dresses:

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zz  bolero 2

But what about tucking the bolero jacket to the inside of the dress?

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That’s exactly what you can do with an Inside-out bolero.  It’s easy and ingenious.

Simply sew a bolero jacket out of a lightweight, stretchy material, such as a stretch lace.

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Then wear on the outside or the inside of your dress, as you choose.

Inside-out bolero worn outside vs inside:

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bolero 2  3s

Note: If you wear the Inside-out bolero on the inside, you may wish to pin it to the bra to be sure it will stay in place when you reach up, etc.

Any bolero pattern will work for an Inside-out bolero, but the simpler, the better. Fabric choice is important: the fabric needs to be light enough so it’s not too bulky if tucked in to the dress.


ModestProm is currently developing a pattern specifically for sewing an Inside-out bolero. If you would like to be informed when this pattern becomes available, please sign up below:

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