Marie-Fleurine :: sewmariefleur's Bonn Shirt by Itch to Stitch
The Bonn Shirt and Dress is one of my favourite patterns - it's so well made, so flattering and has endless possibilities. I've already made a Bonn Shirt and decided to go for a Bonn Dress this time. There are several different sleeves to choose from - short sleeves, long sleeves, 3/4-sleeves, flared sleeves or the bell sleeves I chose for my dress. I used a pretty rayon fabric from Indiesew and figured the romantic sleeves would be perfect for the dress. Reviewing my first Bonn Shirt I decided to make the same changes - lengthening the bodice and the skirt by a total of 1 1/4" and widening the shoulders. This time I lowered the bust darts, too.
Since the fabric is so thin I decided to sew the dress using French seams - my favourite way of finishing a garment!