When we went on our first vacation (for the both of us as individuals and as a couple), I went shopping, now normally in my day to day clothing I’m not that fancy, I don’t wear much makeup or most of the time none at all. But when it’s a special occasion (at least in my head), I go all out. So I went shopping for outfits and bought a pretty beige shawl with iridescent sequins on it, because you never know when you need some spiffying up.Well let’s just say it didn’t get used. So when we came home I just hung it up with the other shawls and went along my business, but I kept seeing it and thought to myself that it might get more use if I turned it into a bolero. I love shawls but they are difficult to keep on while doing something else. So out it came on a day I had no inspiration and I went to sewing. I had previously done this to another shawl and made it a little too small so I used that one as a guide.My arsenal; previously altered shawl, sewing machine and matching thread, 2 safety pins.
First I laid out the shawl and folded it in half
Then I laid the other shawl on top of it to give me a guide and pinned in the right places
I took it to the sewing machine and started sewing a straight line no longer than 2 ½ inches because I wanted plenty of arm room( I failed that on the first one, you live you learn)
Then I put it on and it was too flowy so I decided to sew the “arms” shut. So carefully I started at one seam and sewed the scalloped parts together on both “arms”
And viola a shimmery goes with everything bolero (lol not having a good head day)