Green bolero – in progress

Ok this is finally the last of the green sweatshirting from Pennine Outdoor! Seen previously in my Patrones haute hoodie and my nephew’s birthday sweatshirt, if you recall… And this bolero (though really it’s a cropped jacket since it closes in the centre) pattern is from the March 09 KnipMode, the same issue which bore the recent faux-wrap jeanskirt.

So here it is on my dressform, Susan, looking pretty darned complete. What’s missing, I hear you ask? Well, it’s not got the FehrTrade label yet, for one, but the only other thing that’s missing is the painted silver design I’m planning on adding to the back! I know,, I know – me in “decorative” shock!

Here’s a scrap piece painted with the silver metallic paint and aak stencil and with a bit of help from my friend the freezer paper, I should hopefully have a finished version to model awfully soon…

I just want to test heat-setting and washing the scrap first before I paint my bolero, as I’m sure you understand!

Until then, I’m putting this one aside while I sew up another version of my KnipMode summer day dress, as the first one is rapidly becoming my favourite go-to dress and I’d really like another.

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