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Merchant & Mills Curlew Long Sleeved Top

  Hello hello This top represents a number of firsts for me.  First time I’ve used a Merchant and Mills pattern, first time I’ve made a long-sleeved top, and the first time I’ve worked with bias cut fabric.  Phew! I love Merchant and Mills utilitarian aesthetic.  Their clothes are non-fussy and practical.  The first garment I decided to make was the Curlew, taken from their book, The Workbook.  The Curlew is presented in three ways – a dress, a sleeveless t-shirt and a long-sleeved top.  I decided to make the long-sleeved top to ease me into dressmaking.  I made it over a couple of days in an attempt to slow down and concentrate on each stage, and not rush through and make too many mistakes. Tracing out the pattern: The first night I traced out the Curlew pattern in a size 18 – Merchant and Mills largest size.  I used grease-proof paper to transfer the pattern which was without drama.  I like the fact I still have a full pattern, and the possibility of modifying it …