Embroidered Wool Bolero
This naive embroidered fabric combines a heavy linen cotton mix fabric with a bold woolen chain stitch floral motif for a folk style. This striking embroidered Bolero can be worn over a simple dress or with high waisted trousers for a Forties feel. The bolero is cropped to just above the waist and has a flattering curved neckline that is raised slightly at the nape of the neck. The fitted elbow length sleeves are gathered just slightly on the shoulder to add a little structure to the silhouette.
# Please note that we no longer have enough of this fabric available to make a matching skirt #
- Product Details
Style: Cropped bolero jacket with fitted 3/4 length sleeves and cotton binding around the neckline
Sizing: Made to order in standard sizes UK 6-20 or made to measure for an additional £15 (see tabs below for more size info)
Main Fabric(s): Linen with wool embroidery
Production Time: 2-6 weeks to make plus 1-2 days to ship within the UK (or 1-2 weeks for international shipping)
Express Option: Please email us if you need the bolero more quickly and want to find out about our express service
- Standard Size Chart
Size UK 6 fits Bust 31"/ 32" (78cm-82cm) and Upper Arm 9"/10" (23cm-25cm)
Size UK 8 fits Bust 33”/34" (83cm-87cm) and Upper Arm 9.5"-10.5" (24cm-27cm)
Size UK 10 fits Bust 35”/36" (88cm-92cm) and Upper Arm 10"-11" (25cm-28cm)
Size UK 12 fits Bust 37”/38" (93cm-97cm) and Upper Arm 10.5"-11.5" (27cm-30cm)
Size UK 14 fits Bust 39”/40" (98cm-102cm) and Upper Arm 11"-12.5" (29cm-32cm)
Size UK 16 fits Bust 41”/42" (103cm-107cm) and Upper Arm 12"-13.5" (31cm-34cm)
Size UK 18 fits Bust 43”/44" (108cm-112cm) and Upper Arm 13"-14" (33cm-36cm)
Size UK 20 fits Bust 46”/47” (113cm-117cm) and Upper Arm 13.5"-15" (35cm-38cm)
If your bust and upper arm measurements do not match with the same standard size then you might benefit from taking the full set of measurements in the tab below and having the bolero made to measure.
Our made to measure service costs an additional £15 if you take your own measurements and send them to us and means we will custom make the bolero to your specific measurements.
If you would like to visit us at the Dig For Victory shop in Brighton to be measured and to then have a fitting when the bolero is complete, this will cost £30 (or if you are ordering a made to measure dress at the same fitting it will only cost £15 to have the bolero made to measure).
- "Made to Measure" Info
Below are the full set of measurements that we would need to tailor make the bolero. There is a diagram at the bottom to help show how to take them.
Overbust - Take this around your chest above your bust, with the tape measure going under each armpit and around your back and meeting at the front.
Bust - Please take this around the fullest part of your bust. Take the tape measure around the back and meet at the front.
Arm Scye - This is the measurement that determines the size of the arm holes of the garment. Please take this measurement all the way around the top of your shoulder and under your armpit so that the tape measure goes all the way around and meets at the top. (Please tell us the actual measurement of your body and we will add ease to it.)
Shoulder width - This should be taken straight across the back of the shoulders, from the corner of one shoulder to the corner of the other. Please try to do this without curving the tape measure around the sides of the arms.
Upper arm circumference - Gently take the tape measure around the fullest part of your upper arm/bicep.
Above elbow - The circumference of your arm just above the elbow
These jackets are designed to be close fitting in the 1950's style and there is no stretch in the fabric so please let us know if you commonly encounter any fit issues with this type of garment (for example if you have a curved back or shoulders and find jackets often feel too tight in that area or if you often find sleeves or armholes too snug for comfort). This will also help us identify any inaccuracies in the measurements.