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 Factory Dress is an icon of early 20th Century design. Inspired by the pioneering working women of the 1920's, this dress is practical with a dash of flapper chic in its short sleeves and pin neat collar. The finished style is designed to slip straight over the head.
The pattern contains full instructions and requires 2.73 yards (2.5m) of fabric 55" (140cm) or 47" (120cm) wide.
Ideal for use with linens, cotton, lightweight wool or rayon.
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.'