An Overlocker and an Agnes top

Firstly welcome to my first blog post in a long time! Things sort of slid a bit when I joined Instagram a few years ago, but I’d like to start it up again. I’ve given the blog a bit of a tidy up and a lick of paint and I’m hoping to blog about once a week!

First up I’m going to share a little top I’ve made…

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I bought a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top pattern when they were having Black Friday discount sale a few weeks back.

I’ve been wanting it for a while but having sewn jersey with a zig zag stitch on a normal machine and not liked it (felt like the seams popped a lot when getting in and out) I wanted to wait till I got an overlocker before sewing with stretch fabrics again!

So I have an overlocker now,  It’s a Brother 2104D and it worked really well straight away, no tension issues that would require me to consult a manual, I could just get on and sew!!

The Agnes top pattern:

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I actually traced the pattern out first and felt very professional, grading the pattern up and down between sizes and the different points on my body! I’m so glad I did this, as it fits me very well and is not too tight around the belly!

The jersey I used for this one was a solid mustard jersey that I got from Girl Charlee a very long time ago. I’ve got some lovely Dashwood Cotton Candy jersey that I want to use to make another Agnes, but I thought I’d better sew with the cheaper stuff first!

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I went for the gather shoulder sleeve version, which is cropped just above the elbow.

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I do love it and as I said a little further up I’ve got some gorgeous Dashwood jersey that I’m going to make another out of that would look just fab under a Cleo dress, don’t you think??

Watch this space…

Lou x

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