Once again I was asked to test a new pattern for Megan Nielsen Patterns. This time it was the mini version of their recently released Eucalypt top and dress, a simple woven, sleeveless tank with bound heck and arm holes. One version has a pleated front and the other is a plain one piece. Both top and dress have a dipped hem at the back. This pattern makes for a perfect scrap buster when making it in children's sizes.
I dug out some fabrics from my stash, just odd pieces that were left overs from my makes, and gave my daughter the choice. I made a top and dress version out of some brightly coloured viscose (my girl takes after her mummy!) and they came together quite easily. I did french seams on the side and shoulders to make the inside neater and all the bound neck and arm holes were a test of my patience! But this really is a very simple garment to sew.
I believe there are a couple of changes to the pattern from tester comments, like raising the front neckline (which I thought was too low for a child) but other than that it's a nice little pattern and was a really quick and successful make.
My girl is not a fan of dresses but both the top and dress work well with leggings so she's happy! And since I have garments in these fabrics we can twin! Whats not to love about that??!!