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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Merchant & Mills The Top #64

For Christmas a couple of years back my daughter bought me this Merchant & Mills pattern, in the past when I have bought their patterns online they have arrived in a cardboard tube and the pattern pieces are made of card, you can read of my previous M & M patterns here

The designs are beautiful and their shop and website sell fantastic fabrics and haberdashery items. 
For Mother's Day my daughter gave me a voucher for Cloth House, a really quaint fabric shop in London, where I bought this spotty Indian fabric to make the top. 

I know I have made a mistake around the neck as my interfacing was too short so I added a bit in and although the neck is wider than it should be, it looks ok and I'm really pleased with the result. 

Next time I will buy some thicker fabric and make a shirt for the winter, hopefully I will get it right then!

 I have found a really helpful blog on they have made this same pattern and have written a review on it and now I know I have to figure out the sleeve part of the pattern correctly to get the neck right :)



Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely!! xx

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, it is a pretty top! I am impressed that you persevere to get the pattern just as you would like. I struggle with even simple sewing projects.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Seeing a picture of a pattern, reminds me of my growing up years, when I would watch my mother have her patterns on the dining room table. She made all of our clothing.

Your top looks like one I would see on the fashionable websites here. I really like them, and admire the fact that you made them.