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Birdie’s seabird Mini Eucalypt dress hack!

Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Meet Birdie’s favourite dress! Sometimes I will make my kids something and magically by complete accident I have created their dream garment. This is that dress for Birdie. She has worn this so much in the last year, we even had to layer it over long tees and leggings during winter because she just wouldn’t stop wearing it. Apparently when you wear this dress it’s very important that you only do up the very top button of your cardigan so that everyone can still see the Birds ;)

Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

I originally made this dress for her at the very end of last year when we were working on the the Mini Eucalypt pattern and I was having a bit of fun hacking the pattern in different ways.

This is probably my favourite Mini Eucalypt (or Eucalypt) hack because it’s so ridiculously fast and easy to add a simple gathered skirt. If you’d like to create something similar you can try our tutorial here.

Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

For this dress i used Ellie Whittaker’s gorgeous Seabirds cotton sateen. I love this print so much that I ended up making Bunny a matching dress (is there anything cuter than sisters in matching clothing?!) and Buddy a pair of pajama shorts.

I can see that I’m going to have to make a lot more of these Mini Eucalypt hacked dresses in different prints because they twirl incredibly well, and when you are five the ONLY thing that matters is twirlability ;)

Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Birdie's Mini Eucalypt Dress Hack in Ellie Whittaker Seabirds fabric! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Lorraine
Lorraine
2 years ago

Very cute dress! And yes, twirlability is very important!