First of many!

A review of Merchant & Mills Fielder Dress and Top

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 12th July, 2021

I’d had this pattern for a while but was waiting to come across some appropriate linen ( as per the majority of the Fielder Top makes) to make up the longer sleeve version.

This, of course, is not a linen!

It’s made up in a medium weight stretch crepe. It feels like a ponte type fabric.

Knowing that the pattern runs quite generous, I sized down to a UK size 10. It fits perfectly.

I stuck with the original neck line although a crew neck neckline is available as an add-on.

The body length is unchanged but I shortened the arms.

After applying the bottom ribbing, I took it off and took it in by 2 cm to give this look. It just stopped it looking too boxy in this fabric. I also narrowed the hem band so it was the same width as the neck band.

It was incredibly quick to sew.

The bust darts fell in exactly the right place. There are more details on my blog