1900s Short Bolero Cape #3161 (1907)

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1900s Ladies' Bolero Cape #3161 Couturière Edition -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF - Victorian Antique Pattern at MrsDepew.com.


This is a digital print-at-home pattern for a charming "Collet-Bolero - Short Bolero Cape" from a 1907 French ladies' magazine. The original has been translated to English.

This pattern is part of our special Advanced Couturière line, composed of patterns intended for the advanced seamstress or Tailor. Please read the full pattern description before purchase.

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1900s Ladies' Bolero Cape #3161 Couturière Edition -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF - Victorian Antique Pattern at MrsDepew.com.

Fabric and sizing. Vintage Sewing Pattern 1900s Ladies' Bolero Cape #3161 Couturière Edition -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF - Victorian Antique Pattern at MrsDepew.com.

SIZING: 44 (1900s French sizing)

Poitrine: 96 cm  - Bust: 37.75”

Taille: 75 cm - Waist: 29.5 

One size only at this time.


If you need help grading the pattern to a different size, we do offer a pattern grading e-book that can be a very useful resource.

Language: English and French.Instructions for cutting are included. Assembly instructions were not included in the original source material and we have not added any. Sewing experience is a MUST for this pattern.

Photo credit: Thank you to @Trine_Ericzon on Instagram for the use of her amazing photos of this cape sewn up so beautifully. The skirt pattern as pictured is available from Vintage Pattern Girl on Etsy.

These patterns were marketed originally in the 1800s-1920s to both experienced seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a solid understanding of clothing construction. The original pattern only included very basic cutting instructions in French, which we have included word for word and translated. To sew these, you should have a solid understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Advanced Couturière.May include little-to-no instructions, no facings, no buttonhole markings, no seam allowances, no hand-holding of any kind etc. If you like a challenge, if your friends refer to you as the sewing God/ Goddess, if you are made of thread, needles, and ferocity, this pattern is for you.Please note that we are unable to provide any sewing help with advanced level patterns. You will get a clean, working, translated, beautiful pattern but please don't expect help with sewing questions on these. There simply aren't enough hours in the day for us to provide that service to everyone.

Vintage Sewing Pattern 1900s Ladies' Bolero Cape #3161 Couturière Edition -INSTANT DOWNLOAD PDF - Victorian Antique Pattern at MrsDepew.com.

By purchasing this pattern, you are agreeing that you have accepted the challenge of an advanced-level sewing pattern. As such, we kindly request that you refrain from sending us messages or feedback suggesting that this pattern is "too hard". We all need to challenge ourselves and learn new skills, and this pattern may very well teach you something new!

Happy sewing!

-Mrs. Depew-

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