Merchant & Mills top 64

Merchant & Mills top 64

I’ve spent some time having a wardrobe rethink.  Still love the idea of putting together a capsule for each season, but nowhere near achieving that.  I seem to need more basics, things which complete outfits, so that’s what I’ve been sewing.


This is the Merchant and Mills Top 64 in denim-look jersey from Minerva, here.  The fabric is a bit lighter in weight than I wanted (on-line fabric shopping – gah!) so I made the top shorter and more boxy to compensate.

Unfortunately the light weight makes the neckline and hems look lumpy – it’s not so apparent in real life.  It doesn’t need to stretch to go over my head, so I’ll use some tape next time instead of the facing.


So it’s not a thing of great beauty.  But very comfortable and cozy to wear.  I’ll put this one down as a wearable learning experience.

I will definitely make this pattern again, and the fabric would be lovely for something more drapey.  Maybe for the cardigan Gillian has dared me to make!


  1. Loving the top Denise. I think it would look lovely in a chiffon type material too. Nice and cool for the evening in the upcoming summer weather…when it eventually gets here 🙂

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