Hello my darlings,
Today I bring you a lovely tank top and dress I created using the Eucalypt pattern by Megan Nielsen in jersey. Eucalypt of course is Aussie just as Megan is. This dress is perfect for the beach and the hot summer days I very much love and enjoy. Believe me, after living through winter in Montreal, I will never ever complain about the heat of summer.
This pattern is perfect to showcase the fabrics I used, it is originally designed for lightweight wovens but works wonderfully for cotton jersey and other fabrics with expandex.
That’s right! Rules are meant to be broken right?
Aren’t they lovely?! Don’t you just love the drape of jersey?
The armholes and the neck are staystitched and finished up with common bias binding (50% polyester: 50% cotton).
After trying on the first dress muslin (red), I decided to take in at the waist 4″ and reduce the length by 4″ so it worked as a longer top instead of a dress (it would have been too short for a dress). For the dress version I added 7″ in length to the original dress length so I would feel comfortable wearing it.
Here you have them:
They are both superb! I can’t stop wearing them, especially when they come out of washing with that lovely fresh scent and the softness that only pods can give! ❤
I adore the simplicity of the design and I love the breathability of the fabric.
Megan actually wrote a tutorial on how to convert this pattern into a maxi dress! Wouldn’t that be delightful?? There are so many other of her makes that I love! You should definitely check out her blog if you are looking for inspiration.
How do you like it? Do you have favourite garments you wear in warm days? Do you enjoy warm weather??
That’s it for today folks! Have a fabulous weekend!