Showing posts from February, 2015

Merchant & Mills Union Dress

The Merchant & Mills patterns receive a lot of love at The Drapery, and it's easy to see why. The designs are ridiculously comfortable and very practical to wear. Yet they also include enough smart, tailored detail to make you feel stylish and like you've actually 'made an effort' rather than just thrown on a sack. And so here is their latest offering, the Union Dress , which we made up in Merchant & Mills' own 'Oxblood' washed linen .  The wrinkles you see in these pictures are the result of it being freshly washed and ironed, then moved around in just a little... give it another hour of wear and it would be evenly, softly crumpled all over. The Merchant & Mills washed linens are very soft and feel gorgeous to wear. It was a bit shifty to work with at cutting out stage, but with just a little extra attention to straightening the grain, all was well. This dress was made up as a sample to live in the shop, and so I cut a straight si