Honeycomb is the latest pattern release from indie designer Ana from Cocowawa Crafts. It has an option of making it as a dress or a shirt.
The gorgeous Ana invited me and a few other sewing bloggers to a sewing day at the Village Haberdashery to make our own Honeycombs. It was a wonderful day and I was very honoured to have been included!
I chose to make the shirt version of the Honeycomb as I want to try and make some more separates for my handmade wardrobe.
I used this lovely Silverleaf cotton lawn Lady McElroy fabric. I love the red details of the leaves against the soft grey blue colour. I picked out this red detail with the prettiest little heart buttons too!
I also chose to line the yoke and inner collar band with a white cotton lawn as I love the way it looks.
The pattern itself is fairly straightforward. It is really easy to fit as you use the waist ties to synch it in.
Ana’s instructions are great and she does a fab job of explaining the burrito method, which gives a lovely clean finish to the lined yoke. There is also a great sew along on her blog if you get stuck!
I’m really pleased with how my shirt came together. It is lovely on a hot day if you want to be a bit more covered up from the sun.
I plan to make a Honeycomb dress next out of a lovely drapey rayon – I’ll probably make the sleeveless version as I like how it is balanced.