I love a good remnant! Even with less than a metre there is usually enough for a top, like in this viscose blend jersey remnant from Fabric Godmother. I scored 80cm for 2.99 and it was perfect for cutting out a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top with just a couple of scraps left over.
These are not my first Agnes tops, and I am still wearing the ones that I made up last winter. This is just the basic long sleeved Agnes pattern with no adaptations. The fabric does all the work. It doesn’t need anything fancy, but I do think this is a very cute autumn look.
The same is true of this oversized t-shirt that I found in the charity shop for £1. I did have to cut pretty creatively for this one, and even then couldn’t quite get full length sleeves, but I love the sparkle! I even had to cut the neckband in two pieces which is why there is a join at the centre front, but I decided to use the ruched neckline to try and make it look deliberate.
Tops like this are staples in my winter wardrobe and are so quick to make up. Less than 2 hours from cutting to wearing makes these a real bargain, and very satisfying make. Especially with an overlocker to finish and sew the seams at the same time- I do love my Janome 6234XL.
There will surely be more of these in the months and years to come.