Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top


Your new favourite top!

Sew your own jersey tops with this easy-to-use guide. This sewing pattern includes step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips for stitching jersey on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger required!

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!


Multi-sized pattern in sizes 1 to 8.  For Tilly and the Buttons' size chart, see the last image

Difficulty Level

Tilly and the Buttons has three difficulty levels: 'beginners', 'confident beginners' and 'improvers'.  This pattern is rated 'improvers'.

Fabric Needed

Light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width.

147 cm wide:
1.5 m for all sizes

115 cm wide:
1.5 m for sizes 1-5
2.3 m for sizes 6-8

Haberdashery Needed

Thread; 25cm x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders; 0.5m x 5mm wide woven or braided elastic for the ruched sleeves and neckline (optional)