All Time Favorite Kit: Agnes Top


If you're one of the sewists who is a little hesitant about sewing knits, Tilly and the Buttons will convert. With incredibly helpful instructions and tips about sewing knits on a regular sewing machine, the Agnes Top pattern will guide you through every step of sewing your next favorite shirt.

The Agnes Top is a close-fitting top finished with a narrow neckband. Irresistibly wearable and endlessly versatile, it can be made with long or cropped sleeves, plain or ruched at the shoulder, and scoop neckline or ruched sweetheart neckline. All in all, this top is a wardrobe staple you'll make again and again. More...

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Agnes Top from Tilly and the Buttons

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing knit fabric, ruching, attaching a knit neckband

Fabric Options: 

  • Flotsam & Jetsam Cotton Knit- In our opinion, knit tops are the best kind of garment to have a little fun with prints. This knit, from Cotton + Steel, is about as playful as you can get. A potpourri of colorful symbols and shapes dance across a cream background, and we feel cheery just looking at it. It's a great fabric to create a layering tee that will look gorgeous under a cardigan or tucked into jeans. So fun! 
  • Navy Blue Striped Ponte- Ok, we admit, this is a lot like the fabric from the photo, but we love the French navy look so much that we're not sorry. This soft, medium weight rayon ponte is perfect for this shirt. Ponte is a lovely stable knit that will be easy to sew, making this fabric option ideal for knit newbies. And even if you're not a newbie, it's a classic choice for a lovely  French Navy inspired top! 

Also in this box: Matching thread, clear elastic to stabilize the shoulders, woven twill tape for the ruched sleeves and neckline, a ballpoint sewing machine needle and a twin sewing machine needle.