Outfit of the Week - 20 July 2015
Tilly and the Buttons' Agnes top - relased in June - is a close-fitting, easy-to-sew knit top. Never sewn with jersey before? Don't have an overlocker? No problem! Tilly has designed this pattern with beginners in mind. The pattern includes detailed, step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips for stitching jersey on a regular sewing machine. Agnes has several neckline and sleeve options. The sleeves can be wrist or elbow-length, and there's also optional ruching at the top of the sleeve. The neckline can be a plain scoop neckline or a ruched sweetheart neckline. You can mix and match these features, creating many different knit tops (there are eight possible combinations!). Very versatile!
Zinnia is a quick and easy skirt. It has three variations: a below-knee gathered skirt with a button-front placket and patch pockets; an above-knee pleated skirt that has belt loops and in-seam pockets; and a below-knee, fully-lined pleated skirt that can be made in sheer fabrics. The features (like the pockets and belt loops) can be interchanged between the variations. So, you're getting a lot of value for money with this skirt! This pattern has been rated by Colette as a 'beginner' pattern. Colette's patterns have fabulous instructions (their motto is 'patterns that teach'), so this pattern can be attempted by those with minimal sewing experience. This pattern is also very well-reviewed on PatternReview.com (of those who rated the pattern, all of them gave the pattern a positive rating!).
Drawing on the inspiration images, I've recommended a few of our jerseys for Agnes, and some of our broadcloths and poplins for Zinnia. To see our wider range of jerseys - including many patterned ones! - click here. We've also got a wider range of broadcloths and poplins: click here to have a look.
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in popular fashion blogs and ready-to-wear fashion collections. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Skirts' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).