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The Fishermans Top:  Merchant & Mills

This wonderful and simple pattern is from the ‘The Sewing Book’ by Merchant and Mills, a great book full of projects and how to best achieve them. Initially I photocopied the pattern, enlarged it by 173%, printed it out and taped it together! I made the top in a soft linen and finished off the body seams with felled seams (you tube have great tutorials on how to do this).  The sleeve seams were finished with bias binding so they could be rolled up and still look good.  I also added a step in the hem so the front is higher than the back, A very comfy top to wear with a really good neck line and didn’t take me long to make.