The Agnes Revisited

The Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top seemed the perfect, simple top to tackle this weekend. Last time around (see here) I totally managed to bodge up the neckline, ending up with an array of small holes where I was forced to unpick, which I then had to cover up with a lace trim. That said, I’ve still had plenty of wear out of it underneath a particular jumper that matches the colour of the spots perfectly 🙂

This time around I was determined to be more careful. This lovely, inky blue (almost purple) with tiny, dark pink dots was from Guthrie and Ghani and has an almost silky touch to it. Originally I cut a size 3, but this turned out to be a little snug, especially around the arms. I therefore added an extra cm to the width of each sleeve and also to the front and back pieces, resulting in a much more comfortable fit.

I went for the plainer view as I intended to wear this under things whilst it’s still cold. I’m looking forward to trying the ruched-sleeve version come spring though. This time around all went well and this really took no time at all to sew up on my over locker, switching to my regular machine just to hem. At the last minute I decided to add the bust detail. Although it resulted in a neat finish, I clearly didn’t quite pull it tight enough. Next time! I had a bit of a rummage through my button jars and found this blue one which matched well. Hopefully through adding it, it looks more like a planned detail? 😉

Pattern: Tilly and the Buttons Agnes

Adjustments: extra cm to width of sleeves and main body

Next time: pull the elastic detail tighter!

Soundtrack: David Bowie’s Greatest Hits



26 thoughts on “The Agnes Revisited

  1. This is such a great pattern! I bet you could make one in each colour of the rainbow and still not be bored wearing it?
    Are you feeling better? You certainly look well, so I hope you didn’t just manage to put on a smiley face for the pictures.

    • Yes, thanks though slightly apprehensive about returning to school tomorrow, hope it’s not going to wipe me out again…
      It is a great pattern, glad I didn’t mess it up this time! And yes, I can see many more of these 🙂

  2. I love the fact that you added the soundtrack – very apt! Mine varies from The Wurzels to Mantovani depending on the mood I’m in:) Another great top for you.

    • Thank you! Think the soundtrack reflects the mood I’m in at the time, so thought it might be interesting to share. A lot of the time it’s just good, old radio 4 though, so could get dull…

  3. Great top and I’m sure it’ll get lots of wear! Love your ‘design feature’. How do you get your zig-zag stitching to look so neat? I’m rubbish at stuff like that.

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