Pattern: Eucalypt Dress by Megan Nielsen
Size: Size S
Fabric: Botafogo Poly Vicose/Spandex Jersey from the Croft Mill
Alterations: Graded out to M at the hips

So here’s my Eucalypt dress by Megan Nielsen. I really love how this turned out. It will definitely be my go to beach coverup from now on. I know that I’ll be getting plenty of wear out of this dress when I travel abroad on holidays and hopefully the summer will be good enough in Ireland this year that I can wear it here too!


The Eucalypt pattern specifies light to medium weight woven fabrics but I thought it would make a perfect jersey dress and I really think it worked out well. Granted, the jersey I used doesn’t have a huge amount of stretch so that meant I could stick with the normal pattern lines instead of grading in. I did the simplest variation which is just two pattern pieces along with bias binding strips. Super quick and easy!


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love Megan Nielsen’s designs for their simplicity and style. They really are just well drafted, every day patterns that you’ll use again an again. I want to make a ton more Eucalypt tanks to go with the one I posted a couple of weeks ago. I also think I’ll make this again in a woven fabric. Perhaps in a lovely tana lawn.


Have you guys tried the Eucalypt dress or tank?

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  • Suzanna Forsythe

    Oooo – this is gorgeous! I bet you will live in this dress over the Summer (keeping fingers crossed for good weather in Ireland this summer too!). Your shoes are the perfect match for that fabric too, love them. I actually have this fabric in my stash at the moment but just cannot chose what I want to make with it!

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Thanks Suzanna, I think I’ll be wearing this a lot alright when I go to the beach on holidays. The past week or so has been so nice I might even be able to wear it this weekend :) It was a happy coincidence that the shoes match! I found the fabric really nice to work with so once you do choose I’m sure you’ll have something fab!

  • www.tresbienensemble.com

    Oh, your fabric is gorgeous! I love the print and colors. Very cute.

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Thanks! I couldn’t leave it behind when I saw it. I ordered it online so I didn’t know what to expect but it was just as pictured and really nice quality so worked out great all round :)

  • Nat @ made in Home

    I have not tried this pattern, but love your version.


    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      It’s a very simple pattern but flattering and nicely shaped. It’s very quick to make up too :)

  • http://thequirkypeach.blogspot.com/ thequirkypeach

    Such a beautiful fabric!! :) Perfect summer dress!

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Thanks I waited a while to find the perfect pattern to match and figured this pattern would be ideal :)

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com/ Ginger

    What a great idea! I love this! I haven’t tried this pattern yet, but I’d like to. It’s so wearable! And your shoes are SO cute, too!

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      It’s a very simple pattern but nicely drafted and super quick to make up. The shoes are Kurt Geiger – really comfy and a happy accident that they match so well with the dress!

  • Elaine O’Connor

    I love your fabric! This looks great :)

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Thanks Elaine. I had the fabric a while and was waiting for the perfect pattern to match it with. I’m really happy with the result :)

  • mrs robinson

    Ooo, haven’t tried but now I want to! A perfect summer dress. I like the idea of a ditsy tana lawn version too…

  • http://flowercatdesigns.wordpress.com/ Kelly

    This is stunning! The print and colors are so beautiful!

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