A pattern I especially liked was one called "Chic Little Bolero", which is odd because it doesn't look at all like the modern definition of a "bolero".
This is a bolero:
What I made is a vest.
An adorable vest.
The pink at the top was an improvised move; I ran out of white yarn and couldn't find the same shade again, so I went for a different colour completely. I'm glad I chose pink. It gives this vest a cute, girlie feel; frilly and lacy.
Even though this pattern claimed to be for "sizes small-medium", it turned out to be waayy too big. Maybe I miscounted. I don't know. Anyway, rather than go back and start again (seriously, who WOULD?), I sort of pleated the back and made loops to keep it folded.
I love the shell pattern that this vest uses. I'd like to use the same pattern in future crochet projects. Though, I admit, I haven't branched out much into other patterns. Maybe I should do that before I choose just one to stick to.