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.
Fancy a helping hand with the button placket and the pleats on the Bonnie Blouse? Watch our free tutorial over on Stitch School!
For Bonnie we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with drape, such as rayon and viscose, lightweight crepes, silk charmeuse, crepe de chine, sandwashed silk, georgette or chiffon. Some very fine cotton voiles could work as long as they’re soft and drapey, but we’d advise against lawn and anything heavier, especially for the dress version, unless you want a more structured garment. To find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.
The Bonnie Blouse & Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
- copyshop permission letter
The tiled print-at-home PDF sewing pattern is 30 pages long for the blouse and an additional 12 for the skirt if making the dress version, or 3 A0 pattern sheets
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.