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

  • Love this!!!! You look so lovely as always!

  • Very chic. Vintage but also very current!

  • You look amazing as usual, great idea, love it x

  • YAY! It’s a crime to look so great 🙂 FABULOUS outfit!

  • I love Bonnie and this is sooo cool!

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

  • Love the outfit – very cool looking!

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


  • 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!

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

  • 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?