Finally, I’m making up my second pattern from the Sewing Weekender. I was so pleased that Tilly bought lots of lovely patterns with her when she was one of the fabulous guest speakers on the Sunday, and I’m amazed I managed to stop myself after picking up two (you can read my review of the Coco pattern here). I’ve seen lots of lovely Agnes tops on social media and so this pattern was on my To Buy list for some time. I’m not a huge fan of the ruching detail on the sleeve/bust – it looks lovely on other people but for me, I think this would look a bit fussy and very un-me. That said, I love the silhouette of the basic top pattern, and the tight-to-the-arm sleeves. This is probably the only thing that I’d change on the Coco, to have slightly slimmer sleeves, so the sleeves on the Agnes suit me to a T.
For this make, I used some of my grey and coral floral jersey from Girl Charlee Fabrics. I’d kept hold of it for a few months before cutting into it as I wanted it to be for the perfect project, although in the back of my mind it kept screaming to be made into an Agnes. I really like the range at Girl Charlee, the prints are gorgeous and the jersey is excellent quality and really soft against your skin. Again, I made good use of my walking foot from Sew Essential – I find that it really makes a difference when you’re sewing knits.
In terms of construction of the Agnes was very simple to construct. The only slightly tricky thing was to add the neckline piece – the jersey didn’t have as much stretch as I hoped it might, which made it harder to stretch out, however it turned out OK once it was attached. You’ll notice I faked a twin needle finish with two very neat rows of top stitching.
I’m very torn now I’ve made it; I think it would look fab to wear with my Simply Sewing Pyjama Bottoms…maybe I’ll use this for my new PJs and wear another for outerwear – they’re just too gorgeous not to put together!
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