Meet the Agnes sewing pattern – your new favourite top!
Agnes is a close-fitting jersey top, speedy to sew and simple to fit, finished with a narrow band at the neckline.
Agnes is the ultimate wardrobe staple – a wearable classic, that’s comfortable and practical for every day. It’s also incredibly versatile, with a number of variations - choose from long sleeves or sleeves cropped above the elbow (which are also easy to shorten even further); plain sleeves or sleeves that are ruched and puffed at the shoulder; flattering scoop neckline or adorable ruched sweetheart neckline.
You’ll want to make this top again and again – and wear it all the time!
The easy-to-use sewing pattern includes clearly labelled pattern pieces that show you which seams are which, step-by-step photo instructions and helpful tips for sewing jersey on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger required!
The pattern is suitable for confident beginners or improvers – jersey isn’t the easiest fabric to sew, so ideally you should have made a few garments before. If you’re a fan of the Coco sewing pattern, a loose-fitting garment designed for low-stretch knits, Agnes is the perfect next step to build your skills and get to grips with handling stretchier knit fabric and sewing a close-fitting top. Scared of sewing jersey and want an accessible introduction? Check out our exciting accompaniment!
Order the printed pattern and we’ll send you a beautiful pattern in the post, with full size pattern sheets and colour booklet. We ship around the world, or in the next few days you’ll also be able to order the pattern from one of our lovely stockists.
Order the digital pattern and we’ll email you instantly with a PDF version of the pattern and instructions to print and stick together at home.
The pattern comes in eight different sizes – see our sizing chart. We recommend making it in light- to medium-weight stretch knit fabrics, such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey. Check that the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than its original width. You can see the full supplies list and fabric requirements, and we'll talk more about choosing fabric in a forthcoming post.
[Photography: Fanni Williams / Hair and make up: Elbie van Eeden / Model: Stephanie Lewis / Pattern graphic design: Arielle Gamble / Special thanks to all the lovely pattern testers for your discerning eyes and invaluable feedback]