The Mercer Top - Sewing and the City


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The Mercer Top is an edgy blouse that will give your wardrobe basics an instant style upgrade with the confidence boosting power shoulder.

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The Mercer Top is an edgy blouse that will give your wardrobe basics an instant style upgrade with the confidence boosting power shoulder.

Designed for light to medium weight woven fabrics, the Mercer comes in 2 versions. View A is sleeveless and View B has a bracelet length sleeve with button detail. Facings finish the neckline and keyhole back along with a single button with loop closure. A simple narrow hem finishes the lower hem and sleeves. View A armholes are finished with bias tape trim.

Suggested Fabrics

Lightweight to medium weight wovens with a bit of body such as cotton poplin, chambray, silk shantung, polyester, and blends with tencel. Allow extra fabric to match plaids or stripes.


All Views:
⅜” button with shank for neck closure
¼ yard of lightweight fusible Interfacing
For button loop, 2” of 1mm elastic OR ¼” bias tape
Matching thread
View A:
2 yards bias tape in matching color
View B:
2 – ⅜” shank buttons for sleeve trim


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