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 hooded Landgate Jacket is Merchant & Mills first pattern for both men and women. It is utilitarian and functional while remaining stylish. It features a zipper, drawstring (finished with button holes or eyelets) and a choice of pocket options.
It works beautifully with a range of fabrics and weights from cotton canvas, drill, denim, oilskin, linen to even soft wool. Seam allowances are 1/2" (1.5cm) (included on the pattern) unless otherwise noted. All decorative seam top stitching is optional. The pattern contains full instructions. 3 yards (2.8m) 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.'