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The Bonn shirt, ITS Blogtour

by Elsa
Bonn shirt, ITS blogtour

Bonn, besides being a German city, is also a a very nice shirt designed by our friend Kennis (Itch to Stitch).

You know my love for Kennis’ patterns. I tested about 15 of her designs…My favorite so far are the Nottingham Top (for Miss G and I) and I wear my Angelia shorts a lot during  summer.

When Crystal asked for ITS-addicted sewists, I applied. Kennis generously offered us a pattern of our choice and I picked the Bonn shirt. My wardrobe is really poor in me-made shirts.

You can also get your Bonn shirt at a discounted price today only (Sept.18). Only$9!


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Bonn, the perfect shirt

In a classroom, Bonn would be that pupil, you know, the one who is shy but friendly, who knows all the answers, but isn’t bossy. This is Bonn. You can sew Bonns for the year-round look since it offers 4 sleeve options: long, short, 3/4, and 3/4 with a ruffle.

Bonn shirt, La Casa Cactus

Because fall is around the corner, I chose to sew the long-sleeve version out of this lovely embroidered cotton coupon I got on Les Coupons de Saint-Pierre website. This fabric was nicely waiting to be cut into the nicest shirt I ever made for myself.

Bonn shirt, La Casa Cactus  

My Bonn

I used my first Bonn as a test for some bust apex and bust darts alterations. This shirt is why I wrote an article about bust pattern alterations!

I did my usual shortening of shoulder seams and torso length. I also cut a size 6  bust/waist blended to a size 8 hips. I still need to fiddle a bit more with my sway-back, but…


Bonn shirt, La Casa Cactus

First time I feel great in a shirt I made. It’s not boxy, it shows the right amount of cleavage, and it’s fitted as I like.

Bonn shirt, La Casa Cactus

Do not forget to check on the other bloggers’ great mades. You will see the beautiful garments they sewed.

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Emily 22 September 2018 - 3 h 51 min

Oh it’s so beautiful!!! Great fit and styling and pics!

ElsaP 22 September 2018 - 8 h 32 min

Thank you! I think I’ve found my go-to shirt.

auschick 20 September 2018 - 3 h 32 min

beautiful! That fabric is so pretty and perfectly suited to this pattern!

ElsaP 20 September 2018 - 8 h 34 min

Thank you! They were meant for each other!

Fadanista 19 September 2018 - 10 h 27 min

I made the Bonn too, isn’t it a fabulous pattern? I love the fabric you chose, that little bit of embroidery detail on it really sets it apart.

ElsaP 19 September 2018 - 12 h 11 min

I agree that this pattern is so great. It really brought me confidence.

Diane Cullum 19 September 2018 - 3 h 24 min

Love your Bonn!

ElsaP 19 September 2018 - 8 h 22 min

Thank you!

laraorndorff 18 September 2018 - 21 h 44 min

That fabric is gorgeous! I love the shaping of the Bonn shirt!

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 22 h 32 min

Thanks. I love the shaping too, it’s not too wide.

Sandra P. 18 September 2018 - 21 h 23 min

Looks great on you.

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 22 h 31 min

Thank you. I love it.

grammymurry 18 September 2018 - 16 h 41 min

Beautiful job- know you will wear it a great deal!

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 17 h 31 min

Thank you! This pattern is just great.

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 19 h 20 min

I agree! I’m so happy that I feel like I can now tweak the fit at the shoulders a little bit more then do a Mila and, maybe, jump to the scary task of fitting the Liana Jeans!!!

thepetitesewist 18 September 2018 - 14 h 50 min

That fabric looks comfy! Great job 🙂

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 15 h 01 min

It is! Lightweight and works well with the pattern.

Crystal Rice 18 September 2018 - 12 h 56 min

The fit of your Bonn Shirt is divine! Well done!!

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 13 h 15 min

Thank you! I’m starting to find my marks with the alterations I need!

Heike 18 September 2018 - 9 h 07 min

Deine Bluse sieht sehr schick aus, der Stoff gefällt mir sehr.

ElsaP 18 September 2018 - 9 h 41 min

Danke! Es ist sehr nett (das ist alles, woran Ich auf Deutsch errinerre…!!!)



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