Just over a month ago, I made my first Bonnell dress from Dixie DIY. I knew that this was the dress I was going to make for my Art Gallery Fabric project so I really wanted to make the fit of the dress perfect. For the very first dress, I used a pink & green floral cotton with a plain purple cotton lining. I shortened the bodice pattern by 1 inch as I’ve now gathered that I need to do this for most dress bodices. The rest of the pattern was cut out in a size 10.