Alongside their traditional cardboard patterns, Merchant & Mills have developed tissue paper versions of classic styles for easy and rewarding home sewing.
The patterns are meticulously developed by Carolyn Denham with an emphasis on silhouettes that avoid fussy fastenings and details. Each finished article is a masterpiece in clean lines and great tailoring that gives a grown-up and ultimately elegant feel.
The Camber Set allows you to create all the simple dresses and t-shirts you are ever likely to need. Based around a tapered A-line silhouette and short fitted sleeves, this style can be for everyday - in light linens and cottons - or adapted elegantly in fine wools and silks.
Why not experiment with patterns too? The yoke, sleeves and lining can all be adapted in self or contrasting fabrics.
Merchant & Mills is "determined to encourage the world to sew." Founded by Carolyn Denham, M&M seems to single-handedly lift dressmaking out of its association with drudgery and cutesy florals. Alongside patterns, M&M also sells an ever-expanding, supremely curated collection of fabrics and sewing notions. Products are utilitarian, pleasurable and 'proper.'