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 lightweight coat is simple and unlined, just the thing for a quick trip to the market or running errands. The waist seam has a nifty in-seam pocket, the side seams have been brought to the front and feature a side pocket, and the sleeves are set in with elbow darts. The coat is fastened closed with in-seam hook and eyes.
It is a relaxed pattern designed for linen but works well in cotton drill, corduroy, seersucker or 8-12oz denim too. The pattern contains full instructions.
2.95 yards (2.7m) 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.'