Agnes Top


Agnes Top Sewing Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons.

Suitable for improvers, this is a pattern for stretch fabrics such as jersey but doesn’t require an overlocker/serger.

This is a multi-sized pattern from size 1-8 (UK 6-20).

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Agnes Top by Tilly and the Buttons is a great sewing pattern for improvers.

Sew your own jersey tops on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger needed! Agnes is a close-fitting top finished with a narrow neckband. Irresistibly wearable and endlessly versatile, make it with long or cropped sleeves, plain or ruched at the shoulder, and scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline. Agnes is a wardrobe staple you’ll make again and again!

Agnes includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.


This is a multisized pattern (Tilly’s own sizing of 1-8) with UK equivalent being sizes 6-20. For further sizing information see the Tilly and the Buttons website and click on “Pattern Sizes”.

You will need:

  • Fabric – 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 147cm (58in) wide for all sizes
  • OR 1.5m (1 5/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 1-5
  • OR 2.3m (2½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for sizes 6-8
  • Matching thread
  • 25cm (10in) x 6-8mm wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
  • Optional: 0.5m (20in) x 5mm wide woven or braided elastic for the ruched sleeves and neckline
  • Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)

Recommended Fabrics:

Light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as any of our cotton jerseys, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width. If you’re not sure whether one of our fabrics is suitable, give us a call!


Suitable for intermediate sewists

Additional information

Garment Type

T-shirt, Tops

Pattern Company

Tilly and the Buttons

Skill Level



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