Friday, 4 May 2018

April: Gingham Bonnell v2......

2018 Make 4

Need: Replacement for this dress

Pattern: Bonnell Dress

I made the gingham dress above during Me Made May 2016, so it's lasted a couple of years and MANY wears, this turned out to be good in the summer and also winter with tights. Unfortunately the bodice fabric did not fair well. It was a cheap poly cotton so it did well enough but it bobbled under the arms and just looked a bit well worn.  I really loved this though so decided I needed a refreshed version.

Fabric: I found this gorgeous gingham from Fabric Godmother. I can't find it on the website so will assume it's all gone?! It's a lovely cotton with a little bit of stretch. I love black and white gingham, but throw in some gorgeous florals too and this really makes it. I also repurposed some of the original skirt fabric for the bodice lining as I was a little short on the floral print.

Notions: Another reuse was the lace zip, originally from Berylune. Unpicked from the original bodice and as good as new.


The Bonnell is one of my TNT patterns so this all came together pretty speedy.
I'm not too sure about the skirt length, it might be just a tad too long, but literally just a cm or so. I'll leave it for the time being and see how I feel when I wear it which hopefully will be this weekend, have you seen the weather forecast?! SUMMER.
Is the pattern placement on the front a bit wrong? Did you notice the bloom on each bewb?! Oh well, too late now, blooms on the bewbs it is.
I'm counting this as part of my Me Made pledge too as an identified remake that will get as much wear as the first incarnation.


  1. Your dress is fabulous!! The fabric is amazing - what's not to love about gingham and flowers??

  2. love the floral gingham, and the lace zip is the perfect touch - so springy/summery ;o)