The Honeycomb Dress – what can I say except I absolutely love this pattern and had so much fun making it! Ana has done such an amazing job with this pattern and it shows with how popular it has been amongst the sewing community.
I purchased this gorgeous dusty pink fabric from the fabric destash group I am in on Facebook. I had a couple of other pieces from the seller and she sent me a photo of this fabric as based on my other picks she thought I might like it! It was actually not as dusty pink in the photos so I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened the parcel! It has a lot of gorgeous drape – like a rayon but isn’t too thin.
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There are so many lovely elements to the Honeycomb Dress. The front bodice has two princess seams that allow these cute bows to cinch in the waist (you all know how much I love that!) It also has nice deep pockets which are always a big tick in dresses for me.
The bodice has up to four buttons (I only have three on mine as that’s all I had and I wouldn’t do up the top button anyway) which you can see I chose black not wooden!! Who even am I? I like this feature as it makes it very easy to get in and out of the dress (no zips required!) My topstitching leaves a bit to be desire and it does gape a little bit down the bottom if I pull the ties too tight.
I love the banded collar look with this dress. Anything bigger and it would have been too much. I am especially proud of my collar. It is not perfect but the best one I have done so yay!!
I chose to go with no sleeves so it was more versatile for the warmer weather and also made it quite a bit shorter than the pattern (I can’t remember how much!) so I can wear it with tights & boots in winter. Gabby from Gabberdashery made an absolutely gorgeous maxi version so I think it works for all lengths!
Ana’s patterns always allow for lots of variations – you can make it as a shirt with a peplum or a dress and there are multiple sleeve variations (including a cute long sleeve version with matching ties!)
She also has a video sew a long for the Honeycomb over on her YouTube channel which is very useful to reference if you are unsure of something in the instructions.
Overall I love this pattern and could see myself making another one for the warmer months. My sister was also eyeing this off on my dress form so I might need to make one for her too!
** I was kindly sent a copy of the Honeycomb Dress by Ana from Cocowawa Crafts but all views are my own