Merchant and Mills Clementine Skirt is a slim-fitting jeans skirt with a back slit, shaped waistband, and decorative top-stitching. Our shop seamstress, Bonnie, recently made the skirt for me. I love it! I always seem to have a denim skirt or two in my wardrobe, regardless of whether they’re in style.
What is Eco Twill?
The Clementine is from Merchant and Mills’ new line of patterns, called “Made in Denim.” Of course, we decided to make it not in denim, but in our Eco Twill, which is 65% recycled polyester and 35% organic cotton. The polyester comes from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles used for drinking and soda packaging. The fabric is gorgeous, but it does not drape or stretch at all. Even as the day goes by, the fabric holds its crispness. Do not even think about wearing this fabric at Thanksgiving dinner! The pattern is great for a crisp fabric, though. It has a shaped waistband, so you don’t have to rely on fabric stretch to make the waistband hug your shape.
Merchant and Mills Clementine Sizing
This skirt runs small, especially with a fabric that doesn’t relax or stretch at all. I’m a Merchant and Mills size 16 based on my measurements, but Bonnie made me a size 18 Clementine, and it fits perfectly.