Let's Make an Embroidered Honey Dress

It's easy, I promise!

Have you always wanted to sew for your daughter or granddaughter? Do you love to embroider and would like to include it in your designs, but the child in your life needs simple everyday clothes? Honey is a simple pull on and go basic square yoke dress. Made in an easy care cotton knit, this will become her favorite dress! This course will walk you through every aspect of altering the order of construction, preparing the applique and embroidering the dress. Two designs are included: Flowers and Butterflies.
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Examples of Embroidered Honey Dress
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What Others are Saying:

"My daughter wants you to know that you are a great teacher - she says my work/smocking/sewing has gone from above average to the next level above. She and my granddaughters thank you very much. Me too." Peggy D.

“Starting with May Garden and on to Honey, Twirly Skirt, and then Rosie, my granddaughters have absolutely loved my creations! The dresses fit beautifully and they are so comfortable to wear.  I never thought I would enjoy sewing with knits this much but the Pink Hollybush patterns made it very easy.  When the girls came back and asked me to make another, I knew I had found a winner!” Diana B.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Embroidered Honey Course

    • Welcome and Getting Started

    • How to use this course

    • Altering the Skirt of the Dress

  • 2

    Starting to Sew

    • The Sewing Order

    • Sew the Skirt

    • Preparing the Applique

    • Hemming the Honey Skirt

  • 3

    Let's Embroider Honey!

    • General directions for the Embroidery

    • The Stem Stitch

    • The Back Stitch

    • The Running Stitch

    • The Scroll Stitch

    • The Pistil Stitch

    • The Connected Fly Stitch

    • The Chain Stitch

  • 4


    • All Downloads

    • Before you go...

    • Continue Your Smocking Journey!

About Lisa & Pink Hollybush

Lisa Hawkes, Owner of Pink Hollybush Designs

Hi, I'm Lisa and I am so glad that you wouldl like to sew for the little girl in your life. At Pink Hollybush Designs we teach modern smocking and embroidery through our courses and patterns so moms and grandmas can sew love into every stitch. In particular we focus on helping sewists work with knit garments that busy mamas don't have to iron and that children love to wear because they are so soft and comfortable. I have my Artisan level in smocking and served as the National President of the Smocking Arts Guild from 2014-2016.

Embroider a Simple Honey Dress!

  • The Embroidered Honey Dress pattern is available as a printed pattern or pdf pattern. The dress is for sizes 3-12 and is made for knit fabrics. The pattern is required to complete this course.

  • Two Embroidery designs are included: Flowers and Butterflies

  • 8 Videos demonstrate each step including applying the applique and each embroidery stitch.

  • Suitable for a Beginner or Advanced Beginner Sewist

Get the Pattern

You will need the Honey Pattern for this course, so head on over to Pink Hollybush Designs to check out the options.