Bonn Shirt & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(55 customer reviews)

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No matter where in the world she is, every lady needs several shirts and shirt dresses as fashion staples in her closet. The Bonn Shirt and Dress pattern is exactly what you need. With two different lengths, as well as four types of sleeves, Bonn moves effortlessly between seasons. Like many Itch to Stitch patterns, Bonn comes in A, B, C, D and DD cups for a great fit!

Bonn Shirt & Dress Feature:

  • A, B, C, D and DD Cups
  • Shirt length and dress length options
  • Dress with sash
  • Long, 3/4, short cuff and flare sleeves options
  • Relaxed fit with slight waist shaping
  • Front buttoned
  • V neck with modified mandarin collar
  • Integrated front facing
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Bonn Shirt & Dress pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use light to medium-light weight woven fabric with or without stretch. Shirting, broadcloth, lightweight denim, chambray, linen and rayon challis are good choices.

Interfacing Use lightweight woven or weft-insertion interfacing.

Other Materials

  • Five (5) 1/2" (1.25 cm) buttons for the shirt or eight (8) 1/2" (1.25 cm) buttons for the dress
  • Additional two (2) 1/2" (1.25 cm) buttons for the long sleeve option

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk. Due to the width of the pattern pieces, it is not recommended to use 45" (115 cm) wide fabric for sizes 14 to 20.

Imperial/Yards

Bonn Shirt & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Bonn Shirt & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

55 reviews for Bonn Shirt & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anneke

    Easy to sew, clear instructions and I love the different cup sizes

  2. Fionnuala

    I was looking for a blouse/shirt with a small collar detail and this fitted the bill exactly. Instructions were clear and easy to follow.

  3. Lisa

    I love the pattern – this blouse is lovely!

  4. Anonymous

    I love the shirt I’ve made from this pattern! Can’t wait to make more.
    I was a little confused about how to sew the collar, but then found the blog post which helped.

  5. Jean

    I loved the attention to detail and the instructions were well pictured and written.

  6. Kathlyn Blake

    All three patterns I have bought have been successful garments

  7. Anonymous

    It is a cute top and with a you tube video to show me how to construct the collar it was fun to make. The only thing I’ll do next time is take some fullness out of the back.

  8. Gail

    This is the first pattern that I have had to make minimal adjustments to. Fabulous fit and clear instructions, Itch to Stitch are now my go to patterns

  9. ellenharper

    As always, a terrific pattern. I love Itch-to-stitch patterns because there are never any surprises. With my figure configuration I always have to make adjustments to patterns, no matter which company I buy them from. But Itch-to-stitch patterns are so excellently drafted and true to size, and provides so many options that I find making adjustments a breeze.
    As with all her patterns, I’ll use this one over and over again, with some minor changes or hacks that make each new piece like like something completely different.

  10. Zoe

    This is the 1st itch to stitch pattern I have bought. The fit is great and the instructions were easy to follow. I will be buying from this site again as I have been very impressed with the quality of this pattern.

  11. Anonymous

    I had to move the bust dart up a little, otherwise it fit without any alterations. I also changed the rounded hem to a straight hem with a side slit and added back waist darts for a closer fit, but that’s just my personal preference. The shirt came out beautifully! I will definitely sew this again.

  12. Ellen

    Really excellent. This will be one of my go-to shirt patterns for the future. See my comments under other patterns. I LOVE Itch-to-stitch patterns. Just for the record, the bust options for those of us who are not your standard bust size and the layering are two of the attractive features about these patterns.

  13. Marie

    Super happy with this pattern. My first experience of Itch to Stitch. I love the cup size options, so much easier than doing pattern bust adjustments. I made the long-sleeved shirt with buttoned cuffs and it sewed up beautifully, instructions very clear. I have already bought fabric for further versions of this shirt, I expect to use this pattern a lot 🙂

  14. Jan

    Really pleased with this pattern. Very versatile and can be adapted for different seasons, simple and stylish. Looking forward to making it up shortly.

  15. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for including a DD cup size, Ideally I would need DDD, but it fits, and I didn’t need any adjustment at all, (except for some excess fabric in the back, but I get this from RTW clothes also, and it’s not that much, and still looks great, I’m sure there is an adjustment for that, but I can live with how it is right now). I finally sewed something that looks more fitted, some tops made for woven fabrics look like soap boxes or tents on me or they just don’t fit me. Before I knew what a FBA was, my woven garments were always too big everywhere else, shoulders, waist hip, (I just have a full bust, I’m not overweight anywhere else), and when I found out about FBAs, I was happy there was a solution, but realized I didn’t want to have to do them :), I tried a few times, but they also made the waist larger, I didn’t want that, so I’ve been sewing knits more often, as I don’t have to bother with any adjustments, but I was longing for a nice shirt for work or weekends, so I’m so happy about this shirt, my muslin is a wearable one (I will have to resew the darts, there is a bubble) and I can’t wait to make this pattern in the nice fabric I had bought a long time ago!

  16. Heather

    Very well fitting! I have 6″ difference between high and full bust, but this pattern fits perfectly.

  17. Tereza

    Excellent instructions, easy to sew, nice fit

  18. Ytmar

    Great shirt

  19. Erika

    Great patterns as always, I absolutely love all the bust sizes, it makes life so much easier to get a great fitting garment. Because of my shape getting a great fitting shirt is always impossible this is the first classic shirt I’ve made and it was great!

  20. Terri Chevalier

    Love this shirt pattern!!!

  21. Laura

    The Bonn has so many good reviews that I had to add it to my collection. I love Itch-to-Stitch patterns. They are so well drafted!!!

  22. Machellie

    Absolutely love this pattern. The instructions made it easy to stitch. With the variations and how easy it is to make I will be creating more shirts.

  23. Rona

    The PDF pattern makes up exactly as the photo. Although it took a little bit of time to assemble the printed paper components, it was straightforward. The garment fits really well, not least due to using cup sizes. Probably the best fitting shirt I’ve ever had.

  24. Jane

    Directions were great

  25. Anonymous

    loove the easy to follow directions, thank you for producing quality patterns

  26. Jacqueline

    This was my first experience with purchasing a pattern from some other than the major companies. It was WONDERFUL! After I learned how to get it printed in large format (which also was great), I will always look to itch to stitch first when looking to buy a pattern. The instructions were clear and succinct. Prices were very reasonable.

  27. Kathryn

    My new favourite shirt pattern! I made a couple of adjustments- shortened as I’m 5’2”, narrow shoulder adjustment, narrowed the sleeve and armscye and slanted the bust dart. Now I’m going to make lots.

  28. Sylvia

    This is a fantastic pattern. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I like it so much that I just purchased fabric to make a second one.

  29. jana

    This shirt turned out so well! I love that it comes in cup sizes. This is the best fitting button shirt I have had in a long time! I made a second one and I am planning to make the dress.

  30. Jenny

    Great pattern! Instructions very good!

  31. Jean

    This was my first time downloading a PDF pattern. It was easier than I thought and the instructions are very understandable.

  32. Anonymous

    Love the pattern! As a beginner found it to be very clear. The tutorials on the collar were also very helpful.

  33. Julie

    Great pattern, clear detailed instructions.

  34. melodie.kunegel

    I’m amazed by the fit and details of this pattern: simple and perfect. I just added small back darts for a little more waist shape.

  35. Carol

    Apart from the collar (I ended up scrapping my first one and recut another) which I found was extremely fiddley, the pattern went together exceptionally well, far better than many other Indie pattern makers! Unfortunately I don’t have a suitable buttons in my collection so until lockdown ends and I feel safe to go out to buy some, my shirt is unwearable! However, the fit is spot on and a delight to finally not need to do an FBA. As I am so happy with the shirt, I am about to cut a Bonn Dress to sew over the next few days and once again don’t have suitable buttons!

  36. Belinda Renken

    Fits perfect!

  37. Helena

    simple but classic, will be used more than once

  38. Toni

    Very well drafted, fitted without any adjustments. Looking forward to making many more.

  39. Sandra

    I love this shirt. I used a different method for attaching the collar. I attached the upper collar first, then I added the under collar. This ensures, without fail, that the ends of the shirt opening are caught securely.

  40. Virginia

    The extended cup size is great. Yeah!

  41. Marissa

    These instructions / patterns are SO clear and easy to follow! I have never attempted making clothing before, and the short-sleeved shirt I made came out beautifully – I feel so much more confident in making clothing in the future thanks to this fantastically-drafted pattern. I can’t wait to start more projects! 🙂

  42. Julie

    I cut the 0 size with DD bust for my #2 muslin, and adjusted the length, much shorter. Wow, it fits so great, this is an impossible size to find in a store, even in petites. I’m halfway through the first shirt and very much looking forward to wearing it!

  43. Joan

    All your patterns have been great.

  44. Leigh

    Lovely pattern

  45. Lana

    Love this pattern. Such a classic. Love the multiple bust sizes on your patterns. No FBA on most of them them. Yesssss. Got my eye on purchasing at least 3 more patterns to add to the three I have already in my stash. Been watching one of your testers on UTube. She’s from Brazil and gives fabulous tips and ideas. Shame about the low Aussie dollar at the moment but will keep buying anyway. Still very good value in my opinion compared to commercial patterns.

  46. Anonymous

    This pattern is really well drafted and the instructions are very clear. I am so pleased to have discovered Itch to Stitch patterns and will definitely be buying more.

  47. Raquel

    Happy with this pattern! I made a dress with this collar and was pleased with the results. Nice clear instructions.

  48. Rosa

    Easy to follow the instructions and with all the cup sizes included, I sewed up the short sleeved shirt in a jiffy! the result is very good! I will soon be making the dress.

  49. Christina

    Great fit and love the pattern based on bust size.

  50. Kimberly

    Love this pattern! I love that it is sized by the high bust measurement and then sized by cup size. The instructions are clear and well-written. I will definitely look forward to sewing another Itch-to-stitch pattern!!

  51. Anonymous

    very slightly smaller than my size range so had to grade up but liked the collar detail. I’d prefer a more fitted version as this style is free of back darts

  52. jackie.rosenberger

    I LOVE this pattern! I’d almost given up on finding a woven shirt pattern to fit me without extensive modifications. Bless you for including A-cup sizing! It is *not* the same as a B regardless of what the Big 4 pattern companies seem to think. The instructions were easy to follow and the pattern was very well drafted. The only change I made was to add 1.5″ to the length (a standard adjustment for me as I am tall). I’ve never had a pattern fit me so well before!

  53. Karyn

    I loved the Bonn shirt. It fits so nicely and I will be making it again. Thank you!

  54. kate

    This is such a good pattern! Both the pattern itself and the instructions were so clear and easy to use. I have made one shirt and now I’;m keen to make several more!

  55. Dayna

    Great shirt. Will enjoy wearing it.

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Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust                        
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.