Patterns for Fashion Dolls
by Don McCunn
Bolero & Skort Patterns
The Bolero and Skort, a hybrid between a skirt and shorts, are garments that have short hem lengths. This pattern set includes a halter that matches the hem length of the Bolero. The sewing instructions show how to make the Bolero without the sleeves to create a vest. An additonal back skirt pattern is included for a mini-skirt.
The Bolero has a Spanish influence. There is even a Spanish dance and music called the Bolero. A Gaucho-style hat is included to complement the Bolero jacket. The step-by-step instructions for making the hat include 19 photographs so no previous millinery experience is required.
Materials Required for the Hat
The foundation for the hat requires buckram (8" x 6" - 21cm x 16cm) and millinery wire or 20 gauge craft wire. If your local fabric store does not carry these items, they may be obtained from www.mini-magic.com, click the "Hat supplies" link. For other resources go to www.hatbook.com/suppliers.htm.