A new pattern has hit our PDF shelves, and we couldn’t be more excited about this one. Meet the Bonnie Blouse and Dress!
The Bonnie Blouse is a feminine 1940’s-inspired waisted blouse with a big dose of glamour. It features a concealed button-up front, vertical pleats down either side, a flat collar, bust darts and short sleeves with little turn-up cuffs. Cute!
It has a waistband which cinches in the waist, with a sweet un-buttoned opening at the front waist.
The Bonnie Dress version features a knee-length gathered skirt and easy-to-sew elasticated waist.
Both the blouse and dress can be made without the pleats if you fancy a quicker, less-involved make – or if you want to take advantage of a bigger print!
We imagine the Bonnie Blouse being worn with a pair of high waisted trousers such as the Nina Trousers, or a lovely skirt such as Lizzie or Erin.
The dress version is also perfect for all occasions. In a classic navy or black the Bonnie Dress is great for the office, whilst in a fun colour or print she’s dressy enough for a wedding guest or party dress. For extra party vibes, swap the skirt to your favourite circle skirt and you’ll be twirling all night!
The Bonnie Blouse is an intermediate level sewing pattern. Although not hugely advanced in construction, it has some tricker steps such as the concealed button placket and pleats, which require some precision. If you are an advanced beginner, you could try making the version without the pleated front as this is a little simpler.
Would you love to make Bonnie? Keep an eye on Instagram to see our Pattern Insiders’ versions popping up!