Hello BEAUTIES! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I’m reviewing the Tilly & The Buttons “Agnes” Top! I’m absolutely in LOVE with this simple pattern, the puffed sleeve and ruching gives it such a cute and feminine look! There is also a plain sleeve version with ruching along the center front, which I will try sometime this month! 🙂 This is my first pattern to sew from Tilly and I really enjoyed her clear directions! At this point in my sewing journey I didn’t exactly “need” the directions for this type of top but I wanted to read through them and if you’ve never sewn with jersey or sewn anything for that matter, she gives great tips and very clear images that an absolute beginner will appreciate!
I styled the Agnes top with a DIY “camo” jersey skirt! You can find that fabric, here. This pattern is extremely versatile and can be styled up or down depending on your fabric choice and your mood! Paired with the skirt this makes a great “date” look, change out the skirt for some jeans/flats and you can easily head to the grocery store! See what I mean? Versatile! 🙂
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Pattern review and photos below! I’ll be posting my October Sewing Plans video soon so stay tuned for that! I hope you all have a wonderful day! See you soon! 🙂
Pattern Description: 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! Tilly and The Buttons -Agnes Top.
Pattern Sizing: 1-8, I cut size 2.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes 🙂
Were the instructions easy to follow? Probably the best instructions I’ve come across from an independent pattern company, she really put in the extra work to make sure the purchaser would understand the construction process and that is awesome! A+!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Definitely a top staple wardrobe piece!
Fabric Used: Jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I left the edges of my sleeves and hem raw, I have been liking the look of raw edges on knit fabrics lately & most RTW clothes I’ve seen have been this way as well! Not sure if it’s “trending” but I liked the look and bit of time I saved from not hemming this! So it worked for me!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Most definitely to both! You will get good use out of this pattern! This also makes a great gift making item in my opinion, it’s a pretty quick make! 🙂