MN2101 Eucalypt / Sewalongs

How to choose between Eucalypt & Eucalypt Curve

How to choose between Eucalypt and Eucalypt Curve | Megan Nielsen Patterns Blog

If you find yourself in the crossover 14-20 sizes and are struggling to choose between the Eucalypt & Eucalypt Curve Patterns, today I will be sharing a visual comparison between them! Our diagrams will compare a size 18 from our 0-20 range shown in outline to the size 18 in the Curve range as shown in beige.

Eucalypt & Eucalypt Drafting Comparison

As with all of our patterns, Eucalypt Sizes 0-20 have been drafted for a 2″ (5cm) difference between the upper bust and full bust measurement. Eucalypt Curve sizes 14-30 have been drafted for a 4” (10cm) difference between the upper bust and full bust measurement. The Curve pattern is drafted with the same style and design details but with a curvy figure in mind and slightly more ease to allow for more comfort around the bust.

The Curve pattern includes a dart for a better bust fit on fuller busts as well as more coverage in the armscye. The hemline is slightly longer in the Curve pattern due to feedback we received during our testing. If you find yourself in the crossover of the two ranges in sizes 14-20 we recommend that you choose your pattern based on your cup size.

Both patterns come with the same awesome variations and all our tutorials and add-on ideas can be applied to either!

I hope you have found this breakdown on how to choose between Eucalypt and Eucalypt Curve helpful. We are always here to help! Pop a comment below or email us at to ask any questions!


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Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

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11 months ago

I like many of your patterns but mostly end up disappointed by your sizing assumption that only larger women have curvy bodies. The best fit for my high bust would be a size 6 with a 4″ – 5″ FBA. A size 12 in the curvy range with a 1″ – 2″ FBA would need less adjustment but the high just fit wouldn’t be as good. My waist and hip are both bigger than those sizes but the FBA I need would bring these sizes in both ranges up to my size. I would be less disappointed if you just did a straight B cup across the full size range, and didn’t get my hopes up you were catering for curvy figures.

11 months ago
Reply to  Karey

Hi Karey!
I completely understand. I wish it was possible for me to cater to ever body shape variation and request, but sadly it isn’t possible. Please believe a huge amount of thought, care and investment has gone into these two size ranges. I’ve had to make many hard decisions to try and cater to as many people as possible, and I’ve done my best to achieve that with the two size ranges that I have. I’m really sorry to hear that they don’t work for you. xo