Coming Soon: The Bonnell Dress



It’s almost here! Next Tuesday (Texas time), May 19th, 2015 I’m releasing my newest pattern – the Bonnell Dress.

You might have already seen it but here’s the deets: sleeveless dress has bodice darts, jewel neckline in front and V-neck in back, waistband, gathered skirt with side seam pockets, triangle cutouts at bodice side seams, and a center back invisible zip. The PDF download is 24 pages. Measurements are in imperial and metric and has 10 (ten!!) sizes, the most I’ve had in a pattern before.

You can check out my previous posts on this dress for more pics.

I’m getting excited! Are you getting excited!?

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Well, in the meantime while we’re waiting here are some fun gifs to look at…






  • Awesome new size chart and super cute dress! I’m not sure I can handle the side cutouts, but it sure is adorable!

    • Thanks! I’m going to do a sew-along after release with some options to either overlay the cutouts with a lace or some sheer fabric, or close them off completely.

  • It’s glorious!!! I can’t wait to make it 🙂 🙂

  • Absolutely fabulous! I cannot wait to make this one, Dixie. Not only are the side cut outs perfect for summer, but a certain Mt. is where Sam proposed. Love that pattern name. 😉

    • Aww, that’s so sweet! I love Mt. Bonnell. I’ve had a few b-day parties up there and it’s nice for photoshoots.

  • beerparrot

    I’m excited for the dress, and I’m almost just as excited for that Beyonce pizza gif.

    • thanks. and that gif is incredible. i love it! 😉

  • Beyonce pizza gif is perhaps the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen.

  • sallieforrer

    Ooh!! Can’t wait!! Such a cute summer dress!

  • I like how your gifs are just like animals, animals, animals, BEYONCE WITH PIZZA.

    Anyway, super excited about this release and can’t wait to make one! Do you think it could work with bias binding instead of lining?

    • You didn’t see that coming, did you!?!?! That pizza gif is a gift from God.

      Yes, you could do bias binding, you’ll just have to do mitered corners at the cut outs (if you’re doing the cut outs).

  • Roseana Auten

    Cute design, and the cut outs are up-to-the-moment! And the bust and waist darts will allow for lots of fit opportunities.

  • Allie Massey

    so. excited.

  • Yay! What a great design! Also, apparently the 19th is international pattern release day. First Colette and now you, I’m glad I moved mine to a few days after 🙂

    • Wow, what a coincidence, because I honestly had no idea about that. I just thought Tuesday would be a good release day. Oh, well.


  • Congratulations!! How exciting! It’s a lovely dress!

  • So exciting! It looks so great in both those fabrics, and cute, unique style!