This. This is my topstitching therapy. Its the Merchant & Mills The Landgate pattern and it soothes my soul, to sew as well as to wear. Its a good job I love it as I have two more to make!
This is my favourite make so far this year, mainly due to the details but also because Merchant & Mills patterns are generally a joy to make. If you haven’t tried them yet I recommend them!
I used a minky mauvey drill for the jacket with chocolate brown notions and a pinky brown thread for topstitch. I don’t really like strong topstitching so generally stick to the same weight thread for the whole project… And this used nearly 300 metres of it!!!
Seriously, I had to run into town twice to stock up!
This jacket taught me so much: I’d never made a zip guard; never made a hood; never made a proper casing for a drawstring.
These may be simple things but I’ve only been sewing a year and this was my most challenging make to date.
Have you made any Merchant & Mills patterns? If so which ones?
And whats your most challenging make so far?
See you later!!