Make the Top 64

Availability: out-of-stock

Level – Advanced Beginner

Inspired by the classic fisherman’s top, this feminine version is more than a jumper but less than a jacket. You can also extend the Top 64 to become a dress. This top/dress works with an array of fabrics and will become a staple in your everyday wardrobe.

This class is designed for those who have done some beginner dressmaking projects and want to develop their skills further.

We will cover the following:

  • Learning the art of pairing fabric and pattern.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Accurate top stitching.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.

What is included in your class:

  • Lunch on both days.
  • Top 64 pattern.
  • Machine threads.
  • A Bernina sewing machine and overlocker. We ask that you don’t bring your own sewing machine please.
  • 10% discount in the Rye shop for the duration of your class.
  • Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and small snacks.
  • A Merchant & Mills notebook and pencil.
  • All relevant Merchant & Mills tools and notions.

Please note you have the option of having the pattern posted to your before the class to cut out. If you know the size you are going to make this will give you more sewing time in the class!


Fabric is not included in this class. You could use several different fabrics for this, from denim, linen, wool and even oilskin.

Ideally it is best to prewash your fabric before your class, as all fabric will shrink a little on the first wash. However if you go for our laundered linens these have already been pre washed.

Top 64:

 120cm wide140 - 150cm wide
Size 81.75M1.50M
Size 101.85M1.50M
Size 122.00M1.70M
Size 142.00M1.80M
Size 162.00M1.90M
Size 182.00M2.00M

Finished Measurements

 Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18

UK Sizing

  Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18


Our courses are non refundable unless we have a reserve list, and we can fill your space.

We reserve the right to cancel the class giving you a two weeks notice. You will receive a full refund if your class is cancelled.