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Merchant & Mills - The Whittaker Pattern (UK 8-18/ US sizes 4-14)

   
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Merchant & Mills - The Whitaker Pattern US sizes 4-14

A classic pinafore for work and play. With a buttoned side fastening, side and back pockets. Make it long with a back split or short just below the knee. Accentuate the detailing with contrast top stitching or keep it simple with matching thread.

Skill level: Advanced 

This is a multi-size paper pattern including sizes 6 – 18. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless stated otherwise and are included in the pattern.

Recommended Fabric:
Main: 8-12oz denim, cotton twill or canvas, corduroy, moleskin, half panama cotton. For a softer look and feel you could try a mid weight or tencel/linen blend.

Facing: cotton muslin or slip viscose lining.

Materials Needed: 
8 x 15-18mm Buttons
1 x Matching thread Top stitch thread if you are going to do contrast top stitching
Fabric Requirements (long version)

 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
83cm's wide, with or without nap 2.85M 3.35M 3.35M
120cm's wide, without nap 2.15M 2.5M 2.6M
120cm's wide, with nap 2.15M 2.75M 2.9M
140cm's wide, without nap 1.7M 2M 2.3M
140cm's wide, with nap 1.7M 2.15M 2.7M
150cm's wide, with or without nap 1.7M 1.7M 2.15M

Fabric Requirements (short version)

 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
83cm's wide, with or without nap 2.2M 2.55M 2.65M
120cm's wide, without nap 1.5M 1.85M 2M
120cm's wide, with nap 1.5M 1.85M 2.25M
140cm's wide, without nap 1.25M 1.25M 1.5M
140cm's wide, with nap 1.25M 1.5M 2M
150cm's wide, with or without nap 1.25M 1.4M 1.5M

Lining Requirements

 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
110cm's wide, without nap 0.75M 0.9M 1M
120cm's wide, without nap 0.7M 0.9M 1M
140cm's wide, without nap 0.7M 0.8M 0.9M
150cm's wide, without nap 0.7M 0.8M 0.9M

Finished Measurements (in cm)

 681012141618
Bust 105 109 113 118 123 128 133
Hip 115 119 123 128 133 138 143
Length (short) 87.5 88 88.5 89 89.5 90 90.5
Length (long) 118 118.5 119 119.5 120 120.5 121

UK Sizing

 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Waist 61cm/24" 65cm/25.5" 69cm/27" 74cm/29" 79cm/31" 84cm/33" 89cm/35"
Hips 86cm/34" 90cm/35.5" 94cm/37" 99cm/38.75" 104cm/41" 109cm/43" 114cm/44"
Bust 78cm/30.75" 82cm/32.25" 86cm/33.75" 91cm/35.75" 96cm/37.75" 100cm/39.25" 106cm/41.75" 



 

Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field began Merchant & Mills in 2010 with the

intention of bringing style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing.

Style: The decision was made to put style to work in our presentation and packaging, as a language that would attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing. Equally we were determined to include the steadfast makers and menders who had continued regardless of current trends.

• Purpose: In supplying patterns, fabrics and tools that allowed the creation of a desirable functioning wardrobe. We offered a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street.

Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily, evolving and developing as experience and ideas demand. Carolyn and Roderick now travel the world in search of unique and beautiful fabrics, finding aesthetic and practical inspiration along the way. Merchant & Mills products are stocked in the world’s most respected outlets and the company has successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.

New patterns and products emerge, never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be exemplary, desirable and pragmatic.
Our ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as we enable and inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making. To this end, we have published three instructive, illustrated books.

And to entice those who have yet to find the wherewithal or time to construct garments for themselves, we have recently launched LABEL – a capsule collection of ready to wear laundered linen with the distinctive DNA of Merchant & Mills.

Carolyn Denham has a degree in Fashion design and has worked in New York, Italy and London.
Roderick Field is a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery.




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