Stag & Bow

Sewing Patterns

Paper patterns by Tilly and the Buttons, Merchant and Mills, Colette, and Grainline Studios

The Dress Shirt, Merchant and Mills

The Dress Shirt, Merchant and Mills


Relaxed, loose and comfortable, inspired by a classic gentleman’s shirt, featuring a front pleat, a lined yoke and a gathered back. Short or rolled up sleeves.


Linen, light weight denim, cotton chambray, cotton linen union, baby whale cord, or any fabric that will gather and pleat well.

Dress size based on bust:

8(82cm), 10(86cm), 12(91cm), 14(96cm), 16(100cm), 18(106cm)

Fabric required:

1.10-1.20m wide: 2.75m, 3m, 3m, 3m, 3.1m, 3.1m

1.20-1.40m wide: 2.1m, 2.15m, 2.25m, 2.3m, 2.4m, 2.5m

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