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This little Sidney went to market

Nanette Webb Merchant & Mills Merchant & Mills sidney sewing pattern sidney

Heading out to the farmer's market on a chilly Saturday morning in search of a quart of fresh Ohio strawberries, I was so happy to have my new Merchant & Mills Sidney sweatshirt. It's not exactly a sweatshirt, more like a thick shirt; the perfect weight for summer.

Nan at the farmer's market

It's also the most beautiful soft color: made from our Merchant & Mills cotton jacquard in a peachy/pink peony. 

A slight bit of pattern "hacking" was necessary, however, since I didn't have ribbing in the same color. I made a smidgeon of bias binding for the neck and turned it under. The sleeves are just serged and hemmed up half an inch.

I also cropped it slightly to just below my natural waist and made a casing for cording to cinch in the boxy shape. We have some pretty metal cord stops that came in handy here. 





In case you were wondering, we arrived too late for the strawberries. So my son and I went to pick our own! 

ohio strawberries

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