Spotty Agnes

This is one of my favourite patterns ever!  The Agnes top from Tilly and the Buttons


There are several options – sleeves with gathering or not – the front gather or without.  It’s one of those tops that will become a wardrobe staple and will look totally different with every different pattern.

I decided to do my first one in a thick jersey I had bought in a sale last year.  It’s quite thick and actually has a bit less stretch than I had thought.  When I sewed it up it was actually a lot more structured than the toile I had done in a stretchier jersey.  However the pattern is drafted so well that it just fits like a glove.


I’m really pleased with it.  I cut a size 4 (it turns out I think that’s what I am in all Tilly patterns) and the only alterations I had to make is to take quite a bit off the sleeve hem and I took about 1.5 inch off the bottom.  I wanted it to sit just over the top of a pair of jeans without rising up and just so you can tuck it into a skirt.  This top would look great with a black chord Arielle that is also in the sewing queue!



Now that i have my pattern pieces cut it’s going to be so easy to whip these up in lots of different styles.  I’ll need a thinner jersey for the honeymoon as it’s going to be quite warm.

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