I am a massive fan of the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top (see some of my versions here and here)- it really is one of my wardrobe staples, so the recent release of a maternity version seemed perfect! I still get to have all my lovely layering and basic tees, but with some extra space for a growing bump.
There are a couple of variations included in the pattern, including a dress which I may make at some point soon. To start with though I thought I would give the top versions a go. They are a bit longer than the standard Agnes tee, and the sizing chart is different, so do double check which size to cut. I am a size 3 in the regular Agnes, but a size 2 in this maternity version. Some of the extra length is gathered at the side seams to create the fullness required for a bump.
I made two versions, both with fabrics which have been waiting in my stash far too long for the right project to come around. First up, I made a 3/4 sleeve top with side ties from a lovely Girl Charlee cotton jersey called Coral Peach Floral. It doesn’t have the hugest amount of stretch, so I should perhaps have enlarged the sleeve width a little, but other than that I really like it.
The little side ties are a slightly labour and time intensive addition because they are a nightmare to turn through, but there is definitely some extra belly room, and more than I need at the moment at 4 months so still room to grow.
Next up, I used a cotton interlock from ebay in a wine colour. For this one, I just wanted a really basic layering tee, so I left off the side ties and went for full length sleeves. This one was super quick to put together, and I can see I am going to want more of these. The interlock jersey is lovely too. A good amount of stretch, and super soft and snuggly.
I think this pattern is going to be a staple in the next couple of months. it is so quick to put together if you leave the ties off, and with the dress variation to try out as well, I think i’m going to have another TNT pattern to replace the regular Agnes.