This blog post contains affiliate links. I was given early access to the Honey pattern in exchange for making the pattern and posting it on launch day. All views are as usual my own!
Fibremood 12 is released today and it has some stunning patterns to choose from! I’ve always really liked Fibremood patterns and especially like that they have the hard copy of a magazine and such an active sewing community amongst subscribers and pattern customers.
For this edition I was given early access to the patterns as part of the Fibremood Link Party and chose the Honey blouse which serves seriously Big Collar Energy and works in a huge range of fabrics. I can picture it in everything from gingham to organza, viscose and lawn can’t you?
I used this beautiful lawn from A. Boeken which has a lovely handle and is exceptionally soft. It is 140 wide and I managed to squeeze a UK 12 Honey out of 1.5m.
Ok so the technical bits. This was not, in my opinion, an easy sew. As I’ve found with previous FM patterns, the instructions require some sewing experience as the very technical drawings aren’t crystal clear and you only have the main picture to go off. I found the sewing of the hem to be counter intuitive -I had to fold it up by about 7cm not the stipulated 5 to encase the button placket. I would also recommend skipping the interfacing on the collar if using a lawn or heavier. Despite using the most lightweight interfacing I found I had a lot of bulk in the collar.
The sleeves are a hidden gem of this sew and definitely a feature I’ll steal for future makes – the bias bound eyelet closure is so pretty and I love the gathered sleeve head. The armhole was just right for me on this blouse so I didn’t need to make any modifications at all.
I also really liked the back yoke on the blouse. The gentle gathering made for a lovely effect and adds extra detail to the blouse.
Overall I am delighted with this pattern! It definitely tested my sewing skills but having had to make no mods I am really pleased with the fit and can imagine this in a wide range of fabrics. I’ve already worn the top with black cord trousers but can see it under a pinafore too, and it worked a treat with this black ribbon I picked up at the market.
Honey, you’re a winner! If you’d like it pick up your copy of Fibremood you can use my referral link here to start on your own Honey (affiliate link)