I would like to introduce you to Honey, a simple pull over the head smocked knit dress pattern.
Honey has a mind of her own and doesn't go all in for fancy. She prefers rain boots to patent Mary Janes, a soft comfy knit, to ruffles and lace. She belongs to the girl who owns a butterfly net, finds salamanders in the nearby stream, and has treasures in her pockets. Of course Honey has pockets - how else would the feather her mistress just found make it safely home? Honey has been my most popular pattern to date and with good reason - she is just a workhorse of a pattern! She is a simple knit pull over dress with multiple variations. I tell a little more about her in the video below:
Honey is available as both a printed pattern and as a digital download. There is also a complete video course for sewing Honey. Honey comes with 3 different views as well as long and short sleeves. You can make it with a smocked skirt:
or with a separate smocked insert. Using an insert allows you to smock on broadcloth if you are not comfortable smocking on the knit. It also lets you use a solid color for the smocking and a great print for the dress!
You can also skip the smocking all together and make Honey with a gathered skirt and add some embroidery as I did for this version that was in Classic Sewing Magazine.
Need some more Honey inspiration? Here is a gathered high yoke Honey from Priscilla. A gathered version can be made with a high yoke as Priscilla did below, or with a mid-yoke as I did in the blue dot version above.
Kelli loves to smock with an insert...
Kelli also used an insert for this version:
Both of these Honeys are View A with a smocked skirt.
And here is Florence's daughter in her adorable smocked skirt Honey.
I hope you will give Honey a try and make sure to post a photo of your completed Honey on instagram and tag me - @pinkhollybush when you do!