When Kate isn’t greeting and helping Tinsmiths’ customers, she is sewing and, equally to our advantage, advising her colleagues on dressmaking techniques.

Below: the new Dress Shirt pattern from Merchant and Mills made up by Kate Hickson in Marl (a new 100% pre-washed and pre-shrunk irish linen) with the natural stripe working well vertically and horizontally. An easy design in card pattern pieces that can be used over and again and shared around.  Really comfortable design – cool for the warm(?) summer weather.

Kate Dress Shirt Merchant & Mills

photo: Clare de la Torre, tailor’s dummy and environ courtesy of Tailorbird, Ledbury.