A couple of months ago, I started learning about Merchant and Mills. I had seen several of their patterns on a variety of threads and was especially intrigued by this dress made by Ruth. That post is what got me started looking at these patterns. I ordered the 'Workbook" and love the vibe of the whole thing.
The patterns are printed on both sides of the sheets, but they are not overlaid on top of each other and they are easy to read. Also, the sheets are not so huge that they are unwieldy. They are about 1/2 the size of a BurdaStyle pattern sheet. Much easier to use
Here are the patterns that are included.
According to my measurements (which you have to convert from metric if you are used to US standard) I needed to cut the size 16, which I did. Next time, I will cut it down to the 14. There is ample room. Also, next time I will add 2" to the length. I have short legs, and even worn below my waist, I could not do the 1.25" hem as suggested. I just serged the edge, turned it under and stitched to get it as long as possible. It is the perfect length for me now with flat sandals. The skirt looks fairly straight in the pictures, but it is actually more of an A-line.
I love the pockets on the sides and I like the way they were done.
The waistband is then turned to the inside and you stitch in the ditch. I recently bought a new foot for machine called a "fabric-joining foot" It's designed for stitching (either zigzag or faggoting) two fabrics that are butted up to one another. The little blade on this foot makes it super easy to stay in that ditch for the stitching.
The pictures I took of this skirt were after wearing it all day, in and out of the car multiple times for errands, in 106 degree heat! I think it held up better than I did! And yes, I love those pockets :-)
fabrics_store.com. I definitely think I will have to make another one of these!