Eucalyptic Dress and Top

I love making my own clothes.

2019 was a year to celebrate with numerous makes of clothing.

As it turned out, my favorite continues to be Megan Nielsen's Eucalyptic Dress and Top.

This top was the 4th I'd made. I used repurposed wide shawl bought at a music festival years ago and just didn't get used. Hence, the top is super lightweight, perfect for hot summer days.
Again, this one pattern has become a favorite. This one is very festive, a mid weight cloth similar to a vintage bark cloth. The white dangle trim is super fun and I get lots of publuc comments when I wear it around town.
Viscose from years ago purchase is vety cool and this one I added a flouncy edge. Love it with jeans!
This shorter dress is also the same, but a different type of fabric that I can't figure out what is. But its a slightly warmer dress, but still a summer weight.
This was my first use of this pattern. I added my own hacked version if facings instead of the double fold binding called for in the pattern. 

I have posted a few of these dress/top makes on my Instagram feed. Are any of you exploring Instagram? I know @oquilts is happening there and we do love sharing our fast posts of interesting things.

I just checked the laundry and found 2 more of Eucalyptic Dress that I've been wearing this year so far. And I think this pattern could be awesome winter jumpers with pockets too.

Hope everyone is staying home, stay healthy and happy too!


  1. Nice work. Everything looks so summery. I need to get busy and make myself some summer things. I used to make all my clothes, now I just quilt. I guess that's not bad, I just need to do more.

  2. Nice to have a wardrobe that is strictly your own. I sometimes wish I was a 'clothing sewer' but I just can't bring myself to do it. I remember, years ago, that there was a company that specialized in creating patterns that were customized to your measurements...don't know if they still exist. The extent of my clothing sewing has been to take in our entire summer wardrobe of tops/tshirts to reflect our weight loss. Hated every moment of the process but alas there's no clothing shopping going to happen here for a long time (and by clothing shopping, I mean a thrift store trip!).


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