Merchant and Mills

Merchant & Mills Edie Top and Dress

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Edie Top and Dress sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills. The balloon sleeves of this simple top and dress are the only detail that it requires to stand out. Less is more. The full sleeves are gathered with a tie which is threaded through a buttonhole, or you can omit the buttonhole and insert elastic instead.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Lighter weight woven fabrics, linen and linen blends, poplin, hemp and hemp blends, cotton chambray, Indian handweaves and block prints, tencel and tencel linen. The more structured the fabric the more sculptural your top will look.

Fabric requirements: 

Sizes 6 - 18

Top: 110 cm (43 1/2") wide fabric: 2.8 - 2.9 m (3 - 3 1/4 yd) // 120 cm (47") wide fabric: 2.4 - 2.8 m (2 3/4 - 3 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric: 1.9 - 2.3 m (2 - 2 1/2 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1.9 m (2 yd).

Dress: 110 cm (43 1/2") wide fabric: 3.9 - 4.1 m (4 1/4 - 4 1/2 yd) // 120 cm (47") wide fabric: 3.7 - 4.1 m (4 - 4 1/2 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric: 3.5 - 3.9 m (3 3/4 - 4 1/4 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 3.5 - 3.7 m (3 3/4 - 4 yd).

Sizes 18 - 28

Top: 110 cm (43 1/2") wide fabric: 3 - 3.4 m (3 1/4 - 3 3/4 yd) // 120 cm (47") wide fabric: 3 - 3.2 m (3 1/4 - 3 1/2 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric (without nap): 2.2 - 3 m (2 1/2 - 3 1/4 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric (with nap): 2.5 - 3 m (2 3/4 - 3 1/4 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric (without nap): 1.8 - 2.5 m (2 - 2 3/4 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric (with nap): 2.1 - 2.8 m (2 1/4 - 3 yd).

Dress: 110 cm (43 1/2") wide fabric: 4.7 - 5 m (5 - 5 1/2 yd) // 120 cm (47") wide fabric: 4.5 - 5 m (5 - 5 1/2 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric (without nap): 4 - 4.5 m (4 1/4 - 5 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric (with nap): 4.3 - 4.5 m (4 3/4 - 5 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric (without nap): 3.5 - 4.3 m (3 3/4 - 4 3/4 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric (with nap): 4.1 - 4.3 m (4 1/2 - 4 3/4 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 18 or UK 18 – 28 (approx. UK 6 – 16/18 or UK 18 – 30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern for top (35 pages for sizes 6-18, 50 pages for sizes 18-28); A4/US letter print-at-home pattern for dress (50 pages for sizes 6-18, 70 pages for sizes 18-28); A0 copy shop pattern (5 sheets for sizes 6-18, 7 sheets for sizes 18-28).

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Customer Reviews

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Elliemae Hebden
A subtle twist on a wardrobe staple!

I saw this pattern and immediately thought this would make a basic white tee but but better look. I wanted a pattern for my wardrobe that I could use again and again as a wardrobe staple and I might have just found it in The Edie.

It’s quite a boxy fit for the bodice but the sleeves are where it gets interesting. I opted for a linen that had a bit of structure as to hold the shape well. Using a solid colour does this to real justice but this could look amazing in a patterned fabric.

I’ve paired my top with some basic blue jeans but I’m thinking it could look great under a pair of dungarees or a denim dungaree dress.

As a slight heads up, this top does come up quite short. I prefer this length but if you want it a tad longer, you might need to work out the measurements before purchasing your fabric.

All in all, I’m really impressed with this pattern and I’ll definitely be making it again.

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Caroline
This how a pattern should be

What a perfect pattern. It works perfectly, as always with M&M patterns it is well drafted and the instructions are crystal clear. A joy to make.

The only suggestion is the back opening bias could be a little wider.

The dress pattern pieces and the top pattern pieces are distinct, so you can make both without  impacting making the other.

 

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Salva..aka @sewingunlimited
It’s all about the sleeves

Despite giving me Gilead vibes I really like this pattern.
I usually shorten most , if not all, my makes, not sure what happened but I completely forgot to do that with this one.

The shape is really lovely and despite the simplicity of the dress, the sleeves really make the dress come to life.
For the sleeves I opted for the ties, but there’s also the options of having the elastic if you prefer or if you think the ties might get in the way!

I made a size 8, no modifications.
The fabric i used is hemp / organic cotton it’s a beautiful cloth and it works really well for this dress as it’s not stop drapey and I think you need a fabric with some structure to really show the dress.

This is an intermediate pattern but I think a beginner can also successfully tackle this pattern as the instructions, although, minimal are easy to follow. Definitely recommend.

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MissMaudeNZ
Its all about the Sleeves!

We have used this pattern to create beautiful wardrobe staples, we have made both the top, paired with jeans or a skirt, and a gorgeous linen fabric dress version.

The beauty of this pattern is the sleeves and they are such a statement. There was a little bit of pattern hacking involved as the pattern calls for making and threading a tie through the cuff to create the ballon sleeve - however we choose to create an elastic cuff using elastic. But we think it results in a great looking sleeve.

There were a couple of other changes that were made which you can read on our blog.

www.missmaudesewing.co.nz/blogs/miss-maude-musings-1/its-all-about-the-sleeve-edie-dress-top