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.

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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.

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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!

2 responses to “Merchant & Mills top 64

  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 🙂

  2. This is one of those patterns that you’ll make over and over again. Would a bit of steam not beat those hems into submission?

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