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.
This subtly utilitarian, but none-the-less feminine top takes inspiration from shirts worn by Fishermen. It features a tapered sleeve, raglan seams and two front pockets to fill with whatever you wish!
The pattern contains full instructions and works well with a diverse range of fabrics from cottons to heavy wool and even oilskin.
2.18 yards (2m) of 55" (140cm) fabric are required.
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.'