Introducing the new pattern Bonnie!
This is a first for Bluegingerdoll because.. wait for it... Bonnie is designed for knit fabric!
''Designed for comfort and elegance Bonnie is a vintage inspired sweater that works in every season and for any occasion. Made with knit fabric Bonnie is a quick and easy make and can be created in a matter of hours. Three variations to choose from, as well as the ability to mix and match the bodices and sleeve options to suit your individual style, you can easily sew up a whole bunch for your wardrobe. Bonnie is the knit sweater pattern that is versatile, layerable and most important of all comfortable glamor. All three variations feature subtle, feminine gathers at the top of each sleeve reminiscent of a bygone era. ''
View A is an iconic 1940's inspired cropped sweater design, featuring flutter sleeves and fitted waistband its perfect to pair with those high waisted skirts and pants.
View B features a scooped neckline and 3/4'' sleeves and is also cropped waistline length, perfect for those casual occasions.
View C features a boat neckline, long sleeves and hip length bodice.
The best fabrics for Bonnie are stable light to medium weight jersey/knit fabrics such as merino wool, wool and acrylic blends, lightweight sweater fabrics. Fabric with 40-50% stretch across the grain with good stretch recovery.
The best part about the Bonnie pattern is not only does it come with three design variations you can also mix and match the sleeves and bodice AND the necklines options, so you can easily end up with a whole army of Bonnie's in your wardrobe to suit any occasion. It is a super, super quick pattern to make as well as a great stash buster. Designed for a beginner sewer, Bonnie is also available in the size range of: 4-24.
Bonnie is available now as a PDF download only at the moment, with the paper version on its way from the printers as i type. I decided to release the PDF first so Bonnie can be enjoyed straight away. You can pre-order your paper version of the pattern now to take advantage of the discount this week and your pattern will be shipped as soon as it's arrives.
To celebrate the release of Bonnie please enjoy a 10% discount off until Monday 13/10/2014 midnight (AEST) in the shop.
Simply use the the coupon code: BONNIE at the checkout.
I'll be announcing the official Bonnie sew-along dates and info in the coming days as well. This is going to be the best sew-along to date! It will be jam packed with tutorials, tips and tricks, whole heap of awesome pattern hacks to make Bonnie your knit top wardrobe essential. For those of you who may be a little hesitant about sewing with knits there will be an introduction to getting started sewing with knits to help you on your way with sewing with knit fabrics.