Today I’m here with the penultimate reveal of the patterns included in my forthcoming book “Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for your Curves”, and… it’s the Honeybourne Dress, aka the dress I’m wearing on the cover!
Jump to other posts in this series:
- Introducing my new book, “Ahead of the Curve”
- How I wrote “Ahead of the Curve” (a behind-the-scenes peek!)
- Get to know the Stanway T-Shirt
- Get to know the Magna Pants
- Get to know the Kersoe Top
- Get to know the Honeybourne Dress
- Get to know the Foxhill Dress
- Fabric requirements for patterns from “Ahead of the Curve”
The Honeybourne Dress has a woven, darted bodice, center back zip, elbow length sleeves (that can easily be shortened or lengthened!), and a paneled gathered skirt.
Totally sold on the Honeybourne? You can pre-order “Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for your Curves” from us directly, at Amazon, Bookshop.org or your local bookseller and be the first to get it in October.
The Honeybourne is so versatile I wanted to show it in different fabrics, so it’s shown on three models in the book!
First up, we’ve got me in some lovely viscose from Mind the Maker (it’s called Mini Leo and it’s still available at some independent fabric stores) – it’s delightfully swooshy and lovely for summer days paired with some white sneakers (I’m not actually wearing red suede heels every day folks, sorry to disappoint! ha!)
Then we’ve got the gorgeous Melody Mae, going full 50s vintage style in her Honeybourne. We channeled her amazing retro style with a large scale gingham lightweight suiting (yep, really!), and underneath a fun bright red petticoat to give it more volume.
And last but absolutely by no means least, we’ve got Corrie looking like the art maven she is in a gorgeous tiny pin-striped linen from Merchant and Mills.
The Honeybourne is a pretty classic design – fitted two dart bodice, with sleeves and a skirt – so it’s a great pattern to teach you lots of adjustment techniques. I use the Honeybourne to show you how to do Full and Small Bust Adjustments, a narrow shoulder adjustment, a full bicep adjustment, a swayback adjustment, broad back adjustment… and more! Needless to say, I’ve got you covered.
There’s just one more pattern reveal to go… any guesses? We’ve had tops, pants and darted skirts… what could be next?!