Recently, when perusing the art and craft books in my local bookshop (a weekly pastime), I have felt overwhelmed by the amount of cutesy sewing projects, kitsch gift ideas and patchwork detail overkill. Stumbling across Merchant & Mills practical pattern making and sewing advice online caused a rush of fresh air to breeze through my sewing box.

Merchant and Mills

I absolutely adore their antique utilitarian styling, more closely related to tailoring of old and designed by Roderick Field. Their book looks like a must have for any serious seamstress.

– Miss C x