Top 64:  Merchant & Mills

This is the first Merchant and Mills pattern I made. The detailing top stitch is wonderful and the attention to detail in M&M patterns has kept me hooked.  I often go to their web site to drool.  The great thing about most of their patterns is their accessibility, there are no zips or buttons required and they can all be done on a basic sewing machine – no fancy stitches required.


I found the sleeves really long on this top and preferred them rolled up a couple of folds.  To give it a better finish I added some bias binding on the seems of the inside sleeves. Carolyn Denham, the co owner of the company has made one in oilskin which gives the top a real utilitarian look.  I will make another one sometime in a boiled wool for more of a knitwear cosy feel, no fraying = no seam finishing too.