This pattern has been in the works so long i’ve actually lost track of how long – but I am so excited to be able to share it with you now!
Mini Eucalypt is a hardworking wardrobe staple woven tank top and dress pattern. This is absolutely 100% the most used kids pattern in my house. I have used it to make my girls endless summer tops and dresses and even pajamas! I’ve hacked it to make gathered dresses and crop tops and it’s basically the base i start with when i make them anything woven.
This is a fantastic beginner pattern that will help you learn new techniques or if you’re an experienced sewer, is a super quick and satisfying make. It uses very little little fabric and is my favourite way to use up my scraps – i turn them into bias binding to use as the facings. If you need some extra help sewing, all of the Eucalypt pattern tutorials will apply to this pattern as well.
Lets run through what’s included in the pattern.
View A is a woven tank top // View B is a woven tank with centre front seam
This is probably the view we use the most. It’s a fabulous little summer top that is quick to sew and uses minimal fabric. I love using this to make my girls summer pjs as well as tops. one of my favourite hacks is to slash the pattern half way down the side seam and add a gathered skirt. It makes such a lovely dress!
View C is a woven tank dress
This basic tank dress is a great summer dress option, and i’ve also used it to make super cut nighties for my girls. The fit is roomy which makes it easier to slip on and off over their heads.
View D is a woven tank dress with centre front seam
For some reason i love sewing View D in a heavier fabric with feature stopstitching to use as a pinafore style dress. One of the great things about the loose fit of this pattern is that it’s incredibly easy to layer over long sleeves for winter which helps to stretch your little ones wardrobe.
If you want to try adding something down the centre front this is a great option – we’ve even done tutorials on the blog for how to add button plackets to the adult Eucalypt and the steps are the same!
I love sewing up these tops and dresses in my leftover fabrics. The simple lines really allow the fabric to be the feature, and the fit is so roomy and comfortable that it’s always a hit with the kids.
I really hope you love this pattern as much as i enjoy it!
We’d love to see what you’re creating from the new Mini Eucalypt pattern ! Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNminieucalypt and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!
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