Tilly and the Buttons Agnes jersey top sewing pattern cover featuring two models
Model with curly brunette hair wears short sleeve rainbow stripe Agnes top
Model with sunglasses wears blue stripe jersey top with ruched sleeves
Model with brunette curly hair holding mobility aid walker wears purple long sleeve jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model with brunette curly hair wears purple long sleeve jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model with brunette curly hair holding mobility aid walker wears purple long sleeve jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model with brunette curly hair wears purple long sleeve jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model with brunette curly hair wears purple long sleeve jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model wearing a pink and white stripe jersey top with round neckline and long sleeves
Agnes top pattern by Tilly and the Buttons – learn to sew jersey on a regular sewing machine!
Model wears blue stripe jersey top with ruched sleeves
Model with curly brunette hair wears short sleeve rainbow stripe Agnes top
Model with curly brunette hair wears short sleeve rainbow stripe Agnes top while using mobility aid walker
Model with curly brunette hair wears short sleeve rainbow stripe Agnes top
Model with curly brunette hair wears short sleeve rainbow stripe Agnes top
Model wearing a pink and white stripe jersey top with round neckline and long sleeves
Model with sunglasses wears blue stripe jersey top with ruched sleeves
Model wearing polka dot jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Model wearing polka dot jersey top with sweetheart neckline
Tilly and the Buttons Agnes jersey top sewing pattern cover
Technical images of the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes jersey top sewing pattern
Tilly and the Buttons Agnes jersey top sewing pattern size chart
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Agnes Jersey Top

Printed or PDF Sewing Pattern
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PATTERN FORMAT

Learn to sew your own jersey tops on a regular sewing machine (yes, really!). Irresistibly wearable, Agnes is a versatile wardrobe staple you'll want to sew again and again! 

  • Close fitting silhouette
  • Choice of scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline, both finished with a narrow neckband
  • Choice of sleeve lengths - full length or cropped above the elbow
  • Optional on-trend ruching at the shoulders
  • No overlocker or serger needed!

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SKILL LEVEL - Confident Beginners

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MODEL SIZES - Samantha (lilac top & rainbow stripe tops) wears a size 9-11 (UK 22-26), Vissolela (pink top) wears size 6-7 (UK 16-18) and Stephanie (blue & white stripe and white dotty tops) wears size 2-3 (UK 8-10).

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    Sewing pattern sizes are labelled with generic numbers from 1 to 15. Use the body measurements to determine your size.

    Size range: UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34

    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    1
    UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
    76cm
    (30in)
    61cm
    (24in)
    84cm
    (33in)
    2
    UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
    81cm
    (32in)
    66cm
    (26in)
    89cm
    (35in)
    3
    UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
    86.5cm
    (34in)
    71cm
    (28in)
    94cm
    (37in)
    4
    UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
    91.5cm
    (36in)
    76cm
    (30in)
    99cm
    (39in)
    5
    UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
    96.5cm
    (38in)
    81cm
    (32in)
    104cm
    (41in)
    6
    UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
    101.5cm
    (40in)
    86.5cm
    (34in)
    109cm
    (43in)
    7
    UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
    112cm
    (44in)
    94cm
    (37in)
    114cm
    (45in)
    8
    UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
    117cm
    (46in)
    99cm
    (39in)
    119.5cm
    (47in)
    9
    UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50 / AUS 22
    122cm
    (48in)
    104cm
    (41in)
    124.5cm
    (49in)
    10
    UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52 / AUS 24
    127cm
    (50in)
    109cm
    (43in)
    129.5cm
    (51in)
    11
    UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54 / AUS 26
    132cm
    (52in)
    114cm
    (45in)
    134.5cm
    (53in)
    12
    UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56 / AUS 28
    137cm
    (54in)
    119.5cm
    (47in)
    139.5cm
    (55in)
    13
    UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58 / AUS 30
    142cm
    (56in)
    124.5cm
    (49in)
    144.5cm
    (57in)
    14
    UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60 / AUS 32
    147cm
    (58in)
    129.5cm
    (51in)
    150cm
    (59in)
    15
    UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62 / AUS 34
    152.5cm
    (60in)
    134.5cm
    (53in)
    155cm
    (61in)

    Supplies

    • Fabric – see below
    • Matching thread
    • 25cm (10in) x 6-8mm (¼in) wide clear elastic, ribbon or stay tape to stabilise the shoulders
    • Optional: 0.5m (5/8yd) x 5mm (1/8-¼in) 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)

    Fabric Suggestions

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

    Fabric Requirements

    140cm (56in) wide

    Straight long sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.5m (1¾yd)
    • sizes 6-10 1.6m (1¾yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.5m (2¾yd)

    Straight cropped sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.2m (1 3/8yd)
    • sizes 6-10 1.3m (1½yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.2m (2½yd)

    Ruched long sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.6m (1 3/4yd)
    • sizes 6-10 1.8m (2yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.6m (2 7/8yd)

    Ruched cropped sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.3m (1 1/2yd)
    • sizes 6-10 1.5m (1 3/4yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.3m (2 1/2yd)

    115cm (45in) wide

    Straight long sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.5m (1¾yd)
    • sizes 6-10 2.3m (2 1/2yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.5m (2¾yd)

    Straight cropped sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.2m (1 3/8yd)
    • sizes 6-10 2m (2 1/4yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.2m (2½yd)

    Ruched long sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.7m (1 7/8yd)
    • sizes 6-10 2.4m (2 5/8yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.6m (2 7/8yd)

    Ruched cropped sleeve:

    • sizes 1-5 1.4m (1 5/8yd)
    • sizes 6-10 2.2m (2 1/2yd)
    • sizes 11-15 2.3m (2 1/2yd) 

    Printed or PDF

    Printed Sewing Pattern

    You will receive a gorgeous printed package containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour booklet with step-by-step instructions.

    PDF Sewing Pattern

    You will receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download the PDF files. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.

    Print at at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing. 

    You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download).

    Customer Reviews

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    laurakpeatman@gmail.com
    One to make again and again

    I've been looking for more basics to add to me-made wardrobe, so I love how many variations there are on the Agnes - different sleeve and neckline options, and the potential to make this into a simple jersey dress too. I started with the ruched sleeve top with the scoop neckline, but I think I'll be making this again and again with all the various options (I think the ruched sleeves will remain my favourite though - love a dramatic sleeve to enhance a simple top!).

    Just the words we love to read. Thank you for sharing your Agnes make. Team Buttons x

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    Gwyneth Taylor
    Agnes top

    Love the Agnes top, the instructions were clear and I will make lots of them

    Thank you sew much! x

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    Elaine
    Fun easy sew

    I really enjoyed sewing this top. Very clear instructions. Such a versatile pattern. I look forward to making more in lots of different colours.

    So lovely to read thank you Elaine x

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    Denise
    Nice Pattern with Lots of Options

    Made my first Agnes, the instructions were very clear as always. Only issue was on the pdf pattern I bought they didn't have both markings to create the front gather but I don't think it would be difficult to estimate.

    Will definitlely be making the other versions.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback on the Agnes top, so happy to read that you have plans for more.

    With regards to the gather markings on the patterns we have included this information in the instruction booklet.

    On the 'Cut Your Fabric' page in your instruction booklet.
    'If you’re making the ruched sleeve, use dressmaker's carbon or a chalk pencil to mark a 20cm (8in) long elastic stitching line down the wrong side of each sleeve, starting from the small circle marked on the pattern and running vertically down the sleeve, parallel to the grainline arrow.
    If you’re making the ruched neckline, mark the elastic stitching line on the wrong side of the front bodice the same way down the centre fold - 9cm (3½in) long for sizes 1-6, or 11.7cm (4⅝in) long for sizes 7-15.'

    I hope this helps but you feel free to email me at hello@tillyandthebuttons.com for more help. Kate x

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    Jane Le Tocq
    Great downloadable pattern

    Lovely to be able to download pattern with no issues re sizing and printing. Have not been able to see it yet sure to problem with my machine, but looking forward to it

    Have fun sewing your Agnes top Jane. Team Buttons x

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