I wear so many long-sleeved or 3/4 sleeved tops under jumpers and dresses in the winter, so this Agnes Top by Tilly and the Buttons has become a staple for me. I have 2 different versions, using all the pattern variations, which include elastic and gathering options for the sleeve and neckline.
I love that this pattern is well fitted to my shape. I have cut a size 3 in two different fabrics, but both have worked well. One is in the same teal stripe from Girl Charlee as my Molly Top from a couple of weeks ago, another is in a cheap polyester jersey from Trago. The trago fabric was lovely and simple to work with because there was no need for stripe matching, but I did find that if overstretched the white backing shows through which is a shame.
With basics there is not really a huge amount to say. This pattern has fantastically simple instructions and illustrations. Tilly really does have a way with creating beginner friendly patterns. If working with jersey fabrics is intimidating to you, she offers an online workshop for this pattern too. I haven’t used it myself, but if it is like her written explanations, I’m sure that it is a great way of learning to use these sometimes scary fabrics!
As I said the fit is great, and if you have already seen my guest post for Minerva Crafts you will know that I used this pattern to modify the fit of the Colette Moneta dress too. I’m sure I will be using this and other Tilly and the Buttons patterns again in the future.
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