Bonnell Dress by Dixie DIY

A fit and flare dress with triangle side cutouts, a gathered skirt, pockets, and a center back invisible zipper.

Pattern:Bonnell Dress
Designer:Dixie DIY
Categories:Cocktail Dresses, Fit & Flare Dresses
Difficulty:Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics:Denim, Lawn, Linen, Poplin, Quilting Cotton, Silk, Twill, Wool
required fabric:21/4 to 33/4 yards
Sizes:0 - 18
Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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Description

There's a newcomer in the category of fit and flare dress sewing patterns and this one is sure to make an instant impression. The Bonnell Dress by Dixie DIY features a fitted bodice with bust and waist darts. The full skirt has ample gathering and convenient pockets. This dress has triangle cutouts at the bodice side seams for a bit of visual interest. Sew your Bonnell Dress in a shantung silk and pair it with wedges and some statement jewelry for your next formal event.

Pattern Previews

Bonnell Dress by Dixie DIY Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size:Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included:2
Total Number of Pages:25
Copy Shop Version Included:Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size:No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Size024681012141618
Bust3132 1/23435 1/23738 1/240424446
Waist23 1/22526 1/22829 1/23132 1/234 1/236 1/238 1/2
Hip3435 1/23738 1/24041 1/243454749

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size024681012141618
Bust32 3/434 1/435 3/437 1/438 3/440 1/441 3/443 3/445 3/447 3/4
Waist24 3/426 1/427 1/229 1/430 3/432 1/433 3/435 3/437 3/439 3/4
Length (back neck to hem)35 3/436 1/237 1/437 3/438 1/23939 1/240 1/44141 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Size024681012141618
45" Wide22222 1/42 1/42 1/42 3/42 3/42 3/4
60" Wide1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/22222 5/82 5/82 5/8
Lining 45" Wide 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 7/8 7/8 7/8111
Lining 60" Wide 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

  • Denim
  • Lawn
  • Linen
  • Poplin
  • Quilting Cotton
  • Silk
  • Twill
  • Wool

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Stitch Ripper
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Interfacing

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with some illustrations. Please note that not every step in this sewing pattern is illustrated.


I love this pattern! It was easy to print and assemble (this was my first digital pattern), and the instructions are clear and straightforward. My measurements fell between a 2 and 4 on the size guide. I cut a size 4 to be safe, but it ended up being quite roomy and I definitely could have gone down a size (or maybe even two) in the torso. Other than that, it was a lot of fun to put together, and I LOVE the finished project! I used a gold faux leather, and it turned out a little edgy and very classy! I will definitely be using this pattern again!