Clementine - Merchant & Mills
Brand Merchant & Mills
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Slim fitting jeans skirt with a back split and shaped waist band. This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarise with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine.
We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin. This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6 – 18. 1.5cm seam allowance is included in the pattern unless otherwise stated. We recommend using 8-12.5oz denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty sewing machine) You will also need: Matching thread, 7″ metal jeans zip, jeans needle, large eye sewing needle, plain cotton fabric for pocket bags, heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread, matching standard contrast thread (to use in the bobbin) 1 x button approx 18mm