Loving the new ‘40s inspired blouse and dress. It has a stunning pleated front option!
The Bonnie Blouse is a feminine ‘40s-inspired waisted blouse with all the 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. It has a waistband which cinches in the waist, with a sweet un-buttoned opening at the front waist. The 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 for a quicker, less-involved make or if you want to take advantage of a bigger print! Wear the Bonnie Blouse with a pair of high waisted trousers for an on-trend look.
The dress version is also perfect for all occasions. In a classic navy or black the Bonnie Dress is great for the office, while in a fun colour or print it’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.