Sew your own jersey tops with this easy-to-use guide. This sewing pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips for stitching jersey on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger required!
Agnes is a close-fitting jersey top, speedy to sew and simple to fit, finished with a narrow band at the neckline. Choose from long or cropped sleeves; plain or ruched sleeves; scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline - eight possible combinations. Irresistibly wearable and endlessly versatile, Agnes is destined to become a wardrobe staple that you’ll make again and again!
SKILL LEVEL - Improvers
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width.
- Fabric – 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 147cm (58in) wide for all sizes
OR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 1-5
OR 2.3m (2½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 6-8
- Matching thread
- 25cm (10in) x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
- Optional: 0.5m (20in) x 5mm wide woven or braided elastic for the ruched sleeves and neckline
- Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine
- Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
About Tilly And The Buttons
Tilly and the Buttons creates gorgeous, award-winning, easy-to-use sewing patterns for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. With refreshingly clear instructions and photos of each step, our patterns will help you to create adorable clothes you’ll feel proud to say you made yourself. Even if you’re a new stitcher!
They come in eight sizes (UK 6-20) and are printed in the UK on durable (not scrunchy) FSC certified paper with vegetable-based ink.
The patterns are designed by Tilly Walnes, author of popular blog Tilly and the Buttons and books Love at First Stitch andStretch! Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics. She brought together her passion for dressmaking with over ten years' experience in designing learning programmes to rethink the user experience of sewing patterns. Her designs are influenced by late sixties and seventies fashions with a modern twist.
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Sewing Awards 2018:
Best Independent Pattern House
Best Sewing Blog
Favourite Sewing Book 2018
Tilly and the Buttons won gold in the British Craft Awards 2019:
Sewing Designer of the Year