This lovely coat is a great three season versatile bit of outerwear, the kind that works indoors as well. According to the massively talented ,Carolyn Denham, The Strand is "Lightweight and relaxes, The Strand has side seams brought to the front and features handy side pockets. The waist seam has an inseam pocket. The sleeves are set in and sport elbow darts whilst the front fastening is created by inseam hooks and eyes."
Suitable fabrics - the pattern states that it was designed for linen but works well in cotton drill, light to medium weight wool, seersucker and 8-12 oz denim. (Note - you will also need lining fabric)
Depending on fabric width and pattern size, you will need up to 2 3/4 yards for the dress or up to 2 yards for the shirt.
FABRIC FEQUIREMENTS - lengths are in metres, Fabric Spark sells in yards)
NOTE - Merchant & Mills patterns are made in the UK where dress sizes are different than in North America. Please use the measurements below and on the envelope or go to their size chart before you cut your pattern.
A word from Merchant & Mills
"Our patterns are developed by Carolyn Denham over several months and go through many tweaks and changes before being deemed fit for your consumption. After approving the final cut, the pattern is then graded before production begins. You will find very few fastenings and no unnecessary difficulty when working from our patterns which start life with an idea and a domestic sewing machine. In our experience, the classic, simple designs that Carolyn favours, place emphasis on the cut and silhouette whilst intentionally avoiding detailing and fastenings which can make even the best dress look homemade."