Parisian Top

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I finished my Parisian top that I mentioned I was making in my last post. It took me long enough!

Part of that was because I made a muslin first. I was only worried about the neckline being too low for me so I thought I’d check first.


It was too low for my liking , but only by a little bit. So I made the scoop on the pattern 1/4″ higher.

I also had to shorten the collar piece and the collar facing piece by quite a bit. Maybe I used a much stretchier fabric than the pattern was made for, because I had to cut 4-5 inches off of the collar in order to ease it on and make it lay right and not fall open.

But I love that collar! So I was happy to spend time making it look the way I wanted it to.


I cut a size small. Based on my measurements I could have gone with the small or one size down, but I chose the bigger and I like how it fits. I did have to add a little bit to the sleeve cuffs because they were too tight.


I left the band off of the bottom (even though I wanted it on there so bad!) because I’m planning on making a skirt to go with this top and it will need to be tucked in. I just added a few more inches to the length to compensate.

I got my fabric from Mood and it is soft and stretchy. I don’t think orange is a super flattering color on me, but I loved the print and it was something I could find that matched the brown I bought to make the skirt I want to make.


I really like this pattern and I want to make more tops-next time with a band on the bottom.

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8 thoughts on “Parisian Top

  1. Michelle Jensen

    Oh it looks so cute!! I do love the collar! You did fantastic… And I know I haven’t shared my shirt with you yet. I haven’t got the pics off my camera and put on my computer/external hard drive. It is a pain and I don’t really have a good desk set up. But I promise I will get to it 😉

  2. Helena

    The collar turned out very nice…I know it isn’t always the easiest thing to get to lay correctly. Yay! Can’t wait to see it with the skirt.

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