Bonnie Top

13 May

I really love the Bonnie Top from Blue Ginger Doll and my previous versions in yellow and crazy geometric print get worn a lot. Because it is such a comfortable top I often reach for it in the morning, but at the same time I think it looks ace and often wear them out in the evening. So it was Bonnie I had in mind when Dragon Fly fabrics had a little sale in November and I purchased this beautiful print. It’s 95% cotton 5% spandex and it feels just wonderful.

There’s not much to say about Bonnie – I found the best fit is size 10 for chest and above, grading out to 12 at the hips. I also tried to reduce some of the gathers in the sleeves but I wasn’t overly successful.

 

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10 Responses to “Bonnie Top”

  1. Looks like you got the fit right on! Very nice work and a lovely top!

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  2. ellegeemakes May 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    Lovely fabric and nice too! It looks great on you.

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    • rosemary May 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

      Thank you! It’s really comfortable.

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  3. emmaandhermachine May 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    Looks nice. A good fit for a very wearable top. I’m sure it fits right in your wardrobe!

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    • rosemary May 15, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

      Exactly – I need more wearable tops! Things you throw on no matter what the weather or mood.

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  4. Colesworth May 16, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    Nice fabric. I have made one of these with the gathers removed completely, and I’ve also attached the lady skater skirt and made a couple of dresses!

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    • rosemary May 16, 2017 at 8:26 am #

      Ooo – how did you remove the gathers completely? Reduce the curve between the notches? I bet it would look ace with the lady skater skirt on attached

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      • Colesworth May 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

        I think I measured on the curve with my tape measure (between two points, maybe the notches) and then just reduced the curve until the measurement matched. I may have basted in a practice sleeve first too!

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      • rosemary May 16, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

        Good to know – I’ll try that next time as I would prefer no gathers at all!

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