For a very long time I’ve been dreaming of a jersey Eucalypt maxi dress – and i finally made one! It’s one of those wardrobe basics that i keep pulling out over and over again – plus it was an easy make, so winning on all fronts.
Ready to make your own? Lets do this!
Cut your Eucalypt woven dress pattern one or two sizes smaller than you usually would. I went for one size smaller, and ended up with a nice loose drape – for a more fitted look you will need to take the pattern in more.
If you would like to use the exact same fabric i did – it’s available in my store here.
Slash your pattern pieces horizontally just above the hemline
Spread them by the desired amount till you reach maxi length. Keep in mind that the back hemline dips further than the front, and make the back hemline the maximum length of your dress. One of the nice things about using the Eucalypt pattern is that the back of the dress remains nice and long, but the front is high enough that it’s easy to walk in
Redraw the edges of the pattern and fill in with pattern paper.
Now you’re ready to sew! This part is easy! With right sides together sew the side seams and shoulder seams using either a serger/overlocker or zig zag stitch on a regular sewing machine. Finish the neckline and armholes using my easiest knit neckline tutorial. Leave the hemline raw or turn it in by 1/2″ all the way round and sew using a twin needle, coverstitch or zig zag stitch.
SERIOUSLY. how easy was that?! i’m planning to make myself a few more – i am totally sold on the jersey Eucalypt!
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