Hello my dears,
Today I bring you a dress I made using the Eucalypt pattern by Megan Nielsen. This time around I used heavy woven fabric, which I think is wool gabardine, coupled with a geometric cotton fabric inset from Vlisco.
My goodness!! Have you seen Vlisco fabrics??
Vlisco fabrics (Dutch Wax), have been created in Holland since 1846. Their designs are inspired by African prints. They have beautiful, very creative and colorful designs that you most certainly will fall in love with.
Their collections are pure awesomesauce!! ❤
You can also see short videos modeling the garments to see how the fabric drapes. It’s simply beautiful!
I discussed the pattern modification for my Eucalypt dress on my last post. In order to make it appropriate for use with this thick woven fabric, I let out at the seam allowances 1/2″ (for a total of 2″ added ease).
To overlay the geometric fabric on the gabardine, I cut along the edge of the design + seam allowances (SA), bound them with fusible interfacing and top-stitched to the gabardine to finish the edge.
This dress is quite literally edgy! I love the combination of the simple style and the complexity of the fabric design. I love the bright contrasting colors and the awesome icosahedron star geometry! ❤
I mean, who doesn’t like fabrics with geometric shapes in awesome colors??
Since this is one of my favourite garments, I strived to make the insides of the dress beautiful as well. The hem and the facing raw edges are finished with bias binding.
That’s it for today folks! Have a terrific weekend!