Gyo Top and Dress

Merchant and Mills


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Buy the Gym Top and Dress sewing pattern from Merchant and Mills. The Japanese inspired lines of the Gyo make a neat and decisive statement. Wear as an evening dress or as cool and beautiful summer wear.

Suggested fabrics: Suitable for light to medium weight woven cloth such as linen, double gauze or cotton poplin. Using a crispy tightly woven cloth will make a boxy sculptural top, whereas linen will give you something much softer and flowing. Don’t use anything too thick as the skinny strap needs to be turned through. The top takes little fabric so it’s a great excuse to use something special.

Fabric requirements: Top // 120cm wide fabric 0.95 – 1.35m, 140cm wide fabric 0.75m – 1.05m. Dress // 120cm wide fabric 0.85 – 2.15m, 140cm wide fabric 1.15m – 1.85m. Seam allowances are 1.5cm and are included in the pattern.

Sizing: UK 6 – 18. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen

Make time

All day, Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

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    5 out of 5 Asymmetric top


    I made this straight from the envelope without trying on to fit the straps and it’s a great fit. Clear instructions with drawings if you’re new to sewing.

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    5 out of 5 Printed Gyo Top


    I really enjoyed sewing the top version of this pattern. The asymmetrical neckline is finished with facings which I love for a clean finish on the inside. I also loved the boxy shape and interesting straps. It is a cropped design but when I tried it on before hemming I felt like it was going to be a bit more cropped than I like – the pattern calls for turning up the hem by 5cm! I decided to finish the hem with bias tape to preserve the length and I am really happy with this length on me (I’m 5′ 7″ for reference). I had no problems with the construction and really enjoyed sewing this. Would recommend to a beginner! I look forward to sewing this again in the dress length! I like that the shape of the pattern is interesting but retains a simple canvas for displaying beautiful fabrics such as the fabric I used here that I printed myself! For more info head to my blog:

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