Friday, October 14, 2011

Sew weekly Challenge: Broadway. Move over Bonnie!

"Bonnie: Hey, that ain't ours!
Clyde: Sure it is.
Bonnie: But we come in this one.
Clyde: That don't mean we have to go home in it!"
Transcript from the film.

Theme: Bonnie from infamous outlaw couple Bonnie & Clyde

Inspiration: Bonnie is always wearing midi skirts(1967) and Benet hat.

Fabric: Brazilian wool, left over of my jacket (to be reveal soon- still unfinished due to lack of right finishing touches)

Patterns: Butterick 4686- D

Styled with: Hat-Stolen from mom’s closet in 2006, H&H scarf, Timberland boots, Dorothy Perkins blouse, and old jacket belt.

Notions Black zipper. I couldn’t find the right colour and had so little time to sew this but will re do it with a different zipper as soon as I can.

Time to complete:4 hours . Skirts are very easy for my body shape because of not many modifications.
First worn: October 2011

Wear again? Yes, Perfect for this weather.

What I would do different? This fabric is very fluid so I would line it to give a bit more structure. I like this pattern because there is not many modifications needed. Lesson learned: Lightweight wool can stretch from heat. Beware!

Modifications: 3 cm longer than original to achieve the theme look. Never ever wore this length and its quite fashionable now.

Would you do this pattern again? Yes. D version is quite sliming. It’s easy and has many options however I wouldn’t do the pleated version for my body type.

 Model & Photographer: Me.
All Right reserved to House of Pinheiro

Happy Sewing !


  1. Well, Miss Bonnie.. what a good idea.. love ,love your outfit. Looks fantastic on you..
    Hope your feeling better and enjoying your sewing.

  2. Love this!!!! You look so lovely as always!

  3. Very chic. Vintage but also very current!

  4. You look amazing as usual, great idea, love it x

  5. YAY! It's a crime to look so great :) FABULOUS outfit!

  6. I love Bonnie and this is sooo cool!

  7. Cute outfit. Do you know that the real Bonnie was not glamourous at all - rather plain and she killed people?

  8. Love the outfit - very cool looking!

  9. A great outfit - well done. Congratulations on being featured in the Christmas issue of Popular Crafts.


  10. I love your skirt! just beautiful, a great silhouette and the whole outfit is tres chic. You're doing so great with the sew weekly challenges!

  11. Que máximo, adorei o desafio! E vc se saiu muito bem!
    Obrigada pela visitinha!

  12. Thank you so much for the amazing comments.

    Yes, Gail, I seen her real face and she looks quite scary !

    Hi Jill, Its the mag already available to buy?


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