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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I'm Stephanie and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I love sewing, knitting and generally being creative. I'm on a mission to create my own handmade wardrobe. I will be sharing my projects and inspirations so stick around for handmade fashion, DIY and tutorials.