fisherman denim top
fisherman denim dress
fisherman denim top
fisherman denim top pattern
fisherman denim top
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fisherman denim top

Merchant & Mills Francine Top Pattern

Regular price 7.700

Inspired by the fisherman of Brittany this simple top or dress could become a wardrobe staple. Slim fitted top and A-line dress with an inside breast pocket and pockets in the side seams for functionality.


  • Tissue paper pattern in card envelope with instructions.
  • This is a multi-size paper pattern including sizes 6 – 18
  • 1.5cm seam allowance is included in the pattern unless otherwise stated
  • Skill level: advanced beginner


  • Multi-size pattern, but check the finished measurements and size chart before cutting
  • If in doubt, make a toile

Suitable Fabrics

  • 5 – 10oz non stretch denim, cotton chambray, cotton weaves, linen and corduroy

Material Requirements

  • thread and contrast thread for topstitching
  • 1 x button approx 15mm

Fabric Care

Wash your fabric before making, on a cycle that matches your fibre and fabric construction – generally no more than 30˚c, and with mild detergent.

M&M recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. Pre-washing also ensures you remove any further fabric shrinkage (most fabric manufacturers state 3-5% additional shrinkage, or for our denims it will be approximately 2.5cm in the length only).

We recommend doing the following to avoid creasing, and to prevent shrinkage after making:

  • Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to, and you can even just use a rinse cycle

  • Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum if you can

  • If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!

  • For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin

  • If any white creases develop, ironing whilst still damp will help

  • Do not tumble dry (general rule of thumb is not to tumble dry denim anyway)

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