Well, I’m writing this review 4 years later, so I really remember almost nothing about sewing this bolero, except that I was rushed and working on a costume, and making things up as I went along, so most of it wont be valid.
I do remember that nothing in the pattern had me going “wait, what?” and I think its fairly simple, so I can’t imagine there’s anything too problematic in it.
I used the longer version of the sleeves, and they are tight on my forearms. Historic pattern it may be, and it may be using historic sizes for what your forearms are. I am not a delicate flower of a woman.
All in all, this pattern served me well. (In researching it for writing this review I just discovered that this pattern is now out of print! I hope I still have it somewhere… hm….)
I used this pattern here: Adventures in Steampunk