The Bonnie dresses have been out for almost two weeks now- even saying that is so surreal because I have thought about this dress for a long time in my head. There are so many intentional details that I put into this dress. Today I wanted to talk about them!
Starting off with a very small detail that I love- the style number on the dress. Anything that comes from a manufacturer has a thing called a style number. Essentially, this is just a little number ID to keep track of the dress. For the Bonnie, I made the style number "1028" and that number is my birthday!
A more prominent detail of the Bonnie is the name. My grandma, Bonnie, taught me to sew when I was 8 years old, and bought me my first sewing machine. I actually used that sewing machine to make the first ever mock up of this dress! At first I had no plans of naming the dress after her. It wasn’t until I found two pictures of her and I sewing when the idea hit me. The style of the dress fits perfect with the name!
In the beginning when I started this all- I wanted to have as much organic fabric as I could. I went through quite a few rounds of fabric searching. I had a specific look in mind- I wanted pink and white stripes. I finally found the fabric I was looking for from this family owned fabric mill in London, England. They checked the biggest box- all of the fabric was organic! This dress is fully lined as well, and all of that fabric is organic too!
Moving on to more structural details, I knew from the start that this dress had to have pockets! Those have been huge detail that everyone has been loving. The bow straps have also been a huge hit. Not only are they adorable, but they help make the fit so universal and adjustable! This is also why I wanted the top of the dress to be smocked! When that elastic is sewn into the dress it creates a comfy, universal fit- not to mention it is so flattering!
The hang tag was another thing that I have been thinking about for a long time! These were also printed in the United States and fit my American made theme.
This was my first sketch of the Bonnie dress!
I am a very detailed oriented person, so I hope you enjoyed and feel the love I put into this dress. This little thing that I dreamt up in my head has turned into quite the story!
Cheers to creating accidental family heirlooms!
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