Meet Birdie’s favourite dress! Sometimes I will make my kids something and magically, by accident, I have created their dream garment. This is that dress for Birdie, a Mini Eucalypt dress hack! 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 ;)
I originally made this dress for her at the very end of last year when we were working on the Mini Eucalypt pattern and I was having a bit of fun hacking the pattern in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 hack (or Eucalypt hack really!) 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.
For this dress, I used Ellie Whittaker’s gorgeous Seabirds cotton sateen. I love this print so much that I made Bunny a matching dress (is there anything cuter than sisters in matching clothing?!) and Buddy a pair of pyjama 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 ;)