I made another Bonn Shirt! This one is in cotton seersucker from Fabric Mart, purchased about a year ago. Like my last Bonn, this one is a 10DD graded to a 12 waist and a 14 hip. I also shortened the darts by 1" and moved them down 1", and fixed the botched forward shoulder adjustment I had made on my first Bonn. I left the cuffs off the short sleeves because that is an area on my body that needs no extra bulk.
When I finished the shirt, the expanse of hot-pink gingham seemed to cry out for some breaking up. So I cut out a patch pocket on the bias. I considered cutting two pockets but thought it would make the shirt look campier than I wanted. I'm still pondering adding the second pocket, though. I did a 1.5" full bicep adjustment on the short sleeve piece (since I had had to do on the long-sleeve piece), and the sleeves ended up way too big at the opening. I didn't feel like ripping and recutting a sleeve, so for this casual shirt, I made a 1" pleat on each sleeve hem, topstitched the pleat down and called it good. It looks fine, but it actually restricts my movement - when I raise my arms the whole shirt comes up. I should have taken out the excess under the arm, and actually, I can still do that pretty easily since I pleated the sleeves after I had already hemmed them.
I can get this shirt on just fine with the front done up, so I skipped buttonholes and sewed my buttons right on. I also didn't sew a button at the top. This allows the top to open up a slight bit but still keeps me covered up. I think I'm going to try deepening the v just a little bit on my next version.
There is no shaping on the back of this shirt - no yoke or darts. I could see putting fisheye darts into the back in a more refined fabric, but in this seersucker, the loose fit back there will make for a very cool top for our sweaty summers.
I'll definitely be packing it on vacation! Do you have any favorite vacation me-mades?