Inspiration for your Honeycomb Shirt & Dress

So you like the Honeycomb Shirt and Dress sewing pattern quite a lot already but need a bit of inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! The new CocoWawa sewing pattern is perfect for both Spring and Summer and for cosy Autumn and Winter days depending on the fabric you go for. On this post you will find all sorts of alternatives to give you the inspiration you need to make yours and no matter whether you choose the dress or the shirt version; long sleeves with bows, short or sleeveless, you will find a lovely example here 🙂

And! instead of giving you inspiration from the high street, we have gathered some of the versions from the amazing team of CocoWawa testers! (send us an email to [email protected] if you want to become one next time) so that you get an idea of how all the versions look.

Ready? Let’s start!

Sleeveless Honeycomb dress made by lovely Emily, who lives in Cameroon and has a YouTube channel. This version is perfect for long, hot Summer days. She told me that she reduced the armholes to make them smaller for her and used bias binding to finish them.

Emily Honeycomb sleeveless dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

Emily Honeycomb sleeveless dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts close up

Laura, who also runs her own fabric shop, Fabric Magpie, has made a sleeveless dress version as well with this beautiful fabric I’ve had my eyes on for a while.

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Another one with short sleeves and a sleeveless alternative made by awesome sewist Kharina, who has even made one for her daughter! who also sews.

Kharina Honeycomb dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts 2

Kharina Honeycomb dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts detail

Kharina Honeycomb dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts 3

Shirt Honeycomb with short sleeves by beautiful Chantelle who usually blogs at Sew Me Sunshine. She chose a rayon/viscose galaxy print (I need that fabric!).

Chantelle Honeycomb short sleeves shirt sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

And here it is her dress Honeycomb version with short sleeves. We can’t get enough of this gorgeous yellow fabric!

Chantelle Honeycomb short sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

Irene Morilla, our lovely Spanish tester, has made another short sleeve dress version of Honeycomb, using this amazing animal fabric. She went for snaps instead of regular buttons as she was not feeling quite confident stitching buttonholes (who does, though?!). We love the result and snaps are a great alternative!

Irene Honeycomb short sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

Irene Honeycomb short sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts drtail front

Lovely Kathy, who blogs at Sew Dainty, went for a long sleeve dress Honeycomb with bows. This version would be perfect for Autumn and Winter, although here she has used a lighter fabric, making it a very nice addition to her handmade Spring wardrobe.

Kathy Honeycomb long sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

Kathy Honeycomb long sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts front detail

Detail of the Mandarin collar

Kathy Honeycomb long sleeves dress sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts detail sleeves

The bows at the cuffs make the dress so cute!

And we have another beautiful version of the dress with long sleeves and bows made by lovely Etemi who blogs at The Secret Costumier. I am so in love with this one! It looks perfect for Spring and Summer and look at those crochet trims she added to the bodice!

Honeycomb dress Etemi long sleeves with bows sewing pattern

Another version in white / off-white (so pretty for Spring and Summer!) is the one made by lovely Cátia from The Petite Cat who has sewed this gorgeous dress swapping up the straps for some nice big bows.

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Here lovely Becs has made a delicate and beautiful version of the Honeycomb shirt going for the regular long sleeves (no bows). And that fabric! We all love spots, right?

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Amanda from I Sew A Lot has made another great shirt version for Spring with short sleeves in this lovely chambray that works great if you want to combine it with other garments.

Amanda Honeycomb Shirt sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts tester inspiration 2

Amanda Honeycomb Shirt sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts tester inspiration 1

Another lovely shirt version with long sleeves and bows is this one made by seamstress Laurène who blogs at Les Pleurnicheuses. A beautiful shirt perfect for Spring and the colder days of Autumn.

Laurene shirt Honeycomb sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts 1

Laurene shirt Honeycomb sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts 2

And last are lovely Amelia, who blogs at Sewing Machinations, and beautiful Anna, from Let’s Get Sewing. Both opted for the shirt with short sleeves and left out the straps from the bodice which I think it is a great idea for those of you who don’t fancy bows that much. Here you can see how the shirts look great without them as well.

Amelia Honeycomb short sleeves shirt no bows sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts whole look

Anna Honeycomb Shirt sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts detail

Anna Honeycomb Shirt sewing pattern CocoWawa Crafts front

Hope you felt inspired and ready to make your own Honeycomb Shirt or Dress! We can’t wait to see all your versions 🙂 And don’t forget to share them on social media using the hashtags #cocowawapatterns, #honeycombdress, #honeycombshirt, #cwhoneycombdress, #cwhoneycombshirt.

Bye for now and… happy sewing!

Ana

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