Goodness its been a while, work has been very busy and has meant not so much sewing time. The landgate has been wanting to be made for a while, Sarah kindly told me quite how long – as we met up in Rye last summer for my first trip to Merchant & Mills. I had been concerned that my old machine wouldn’t sew the oilskin and having tried a small section was right, my new machine sewed the fabric like a dream.
Pattern: The Landgate by Merchant & Mills.
Pattern description: This was a straight forward pattern to sew, I followed every step and opted for metal eyelets for a more professional finish – the pattern does say to make button holes. Delighted with the finished jacket.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: I loved the easy construction and pocket options, thought I may make another version in denim with pockets on the outside, great for walking the dog. Had anticipated it could be tricky and with a fabric I have newer used before – was wrong on both counts.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: bound the hood facing with bias tape.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others: Yes, once I got home thought I’d bought a ‘cagoule’ pattern- showing my 70’s roots there! Perfect outdoors, gardening, walking and of course rain wear. Would be a fab make for a Chap too, there are pattern changes, very straightforward.