1950's Vintage Fashion: Little Cover Ups

bolero jacket, Butterick 7243
Simplicity 2501
McCall's 9330
Little cover ups for spring and summer dresses during the 1950's came in many styles that included bolero and small capelets. The looks shown here are from sewing patterns that give both the dress and cover up views. There is an amazing variety of styles that were worn over dresses during this decade. From simple shapes to trims with buttons, collars and turned back cuffs. Today we tend to wear cardigans over dresses, but why not plan to sew a cover up when you make your next vintage styled dress? It's such a cute look!

Top view: Butterick 7243
Middle view: Simplicity 2501
Lower view: McCall's 9330

The little bolero shown here features turned back cuffs on the short sleeves and a winged collar. Mock buttons on the front are a cute accent. For most outfits, this shape really is figure flattering, creating a nice hour glass silhouette.

Black bolero with matching skirt

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