Cocowawa Honeycomb: a bittersweet sew!

The Honeycomb from Cocowawa Crafts is a gorgeous pattern with loads of variations – you can make a dress, shirt, short sleeves, full-length sleeves, or go completely sleeveless, so we’re on to a winner. I made what was meant to be a wearable toile last year and even though the shape was lovely, it came up sooo big on me! It’s designed to be a relaxed fit but this was just too big. I re-traced the pattern to a size 1 and stuffed it away, not wanting to look at it for a while as I’d been a bit put off by how badly my first try went (yes, very grown-up of me).

I put the dress on my Make Nine 2020 and planned to use some clashing viscose from Brixton Market – wearable toile take two.

Although a beautifully detailed dress, the construction is fairly straightforward, the only step I had to re-read a few times was the burrito yoke, but once you’ve cracked it, it’s gorgeous:

Cocowawa crafts Honeycomb dress

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2020 Make Nine

I am a bit (*ahem very) obsessed with lists, so the Make Nine challenge really appeals to me. My experience with it in the past has been a bit unsuccessful so I didn’t join in for 2019, thinking it just wasn’t right for me. However, now I’ve built up a good stash of fabric and I know what I want and need from my wardrobe, I feel 2020 is the year to dive back in.

The plan is:

1) I wear my Named Lempi dress so often and it’s turned out to be a brilliant wardrobe staple. I’ll use some beautiful raspberry floral needlecord from Sew Me Sunshine that I’ve been too afraid to cut!

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I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…the final chapter

We’re on the final part of our indie-biz shopping trip already! I hope this series has given you some inspiration and pointed you in the direction of some amazing independent businesses that are out there; I think it’s really important we give them our support!

Let’s get down to it, I went indie biz Christmas shopping and I bought…

Vinyl from Happy Fabric

Happy Fabric stocks iron-on vinyl in all types of finishes which can be applied to pretty much everything. They’re brilliant for personalising and upcycling, but these should come with a warning: once you start Happy Fabric-ing you can’t stop Happy Fabric-ing. Continue reading “I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…the final chapter”

I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…(part 3)

How are we already on part 3 of our indie biz shopping trip? If this is the first you’ve seen of this and you’re wondering what I’m on about, click here to read the first post in the series!

We’re nearing the end of the list with letters O to U, so let’s get going. I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…

One Scoop Store‘s amazing curation of pre-loved clothes and accessories.

I’m a big fan of buying second hand, and Holly sources beautiful vintage and new(ish, they’re all pre-loved) items. Continue reading “I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…(part 3)”

I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…(part 2)

Happy Friday! This week has flown by so it’s already time for part 2 of I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…

You can catch up on A to G (and find out what on earth I’m going on about!) here, but if you’re up to speed, let’s get on with H to N.

I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…

Heart earrings from Earrings by Daisy

I only discovered this brand new shop this week, and I am proud to say I was Laurie’s first Etsy sale! I bought a different pair from the ones pictured here, but these are 100% on my list. Continue reading “I went indie-biz Christmas shopping and I bought…(part 2)”