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Sewing Patterns

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

The Skipper, Merchant and Mills

The Skipper, Merchant and Mills


Inspired by the classic sailor bib, an homage to the ancient port of Rye, the home town of Merchant and Mills, this lovely dress has dropped shoulders and casual rolled cuffs and an internal popper at the front V insert.


Medium to lightweight woven fabrics like denim, cotton, chambray, laundered linen or lightweight wool, plastic dress popper,, .75m 13mm bias binding, matching thread, interfacing.

Dress size based on chest:

3yrs(55cm), 4yrs(57cm), 5yrs(59cm), 6yrs(61cm), 7yrs(63cm), 8yrs(65cm)

Fabric required: (3,4,5yrs), (6,7,8yrs)

1.10-1.20m wide: 2m, 2.3m

1.20-1.40m wide: 1.4m, 1.64m

Fusible interfacing, 0.45m all sizes.

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