Go To Patterns: Parisian Top

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I have a cat on my lap and all is right in the world. <3

Today was a good sewing day, I completed three tops, two of which are part of an upcoming blog tour hosted by myself and Tibeca of Sewing by Ti and which will be ending with an epic fabric giveaway, so keep an eye out for that starting early February. :D

Today's project is actually a pattern I've owned for awhile. Normally I receive a free pattern a month to sew up from Go To Patterns, but this is a pattern I bought before I was an ambassador for the Go To Pattern brand. Like the other patterns I've sewn from her shop, this did not disappoint. This pattern in specific is different from the others I've sewn from GTP, because this is designed by the owner of the shop, Andrea Pannell herself!

This top has an option for a collar, but I opted out of that design feature. I loved the simple sweater with the cute puff sleeves. With my fabric choice I was feeling pretty "80's" so I tried to rock it and throw on some bright pink lips. 

What I really loved about the Parisian Top is that is a real "no fuss" sew. Everything is very straight-forward. I think it makes a terrific beginner's project because it's suitable for thicker knits (easy to sew) and it's a simple construction. One thing I will mention is it calls for 2 yards of knit, but for the size small I only used a little less than 1.5 yards. (Even with the collar cut out.)

This is my first experience with a Go To Pattern's name brand pattern. (Not to be confusing but GTP sells many other designers in the shop, but this one is brand name GTP.) I can't rave about this enough - the pattern is laid out SUPER user friendly. All the instructions are laid out in a manor that's easy to read, the pages aren't cluttered, lines are clean, and drawings are specific. It just looks "nice" and I was very pleased to follow the directions without scrolling up and down to find what I was looking for. She even offers a "tips" page with cute bubbles of knit sewing tips.

I seam matched around the body but one line got caught in the curve. Ehhhhh :C and I forgot to seam match on the waistband. Lesssssssons. -_-
 If there was one thing I would change, I would add some width to the arm bands. I double checked my pieces and although they are cut right, they are very tight on my arms. I will probably unpick and add a few centimeters to the width of the arm band so it's more comfortable. 

Oh? My smile? Yeah I was pretending my cat was telling me a joke. That's how I get my "natural" faces. HA ;)

Parisian Top: $12 from Go To Patterns
Fabric: Interlock from Joanns, $15/yard on sale for 40% off for 2 yards = $18.00
Thread: $.50

Estimated Total = $30.50 (But I have almost a yard of fabric left over.)

Size: S
Fabric amount: Purchased 2 yards, have almost 1 yard left over.


  1. Woah woah woah. So many things I've missed. Dangit.
    First, you're hosting a tour?!?! How did I not know? Crap!
    And second...you're a GTP ambassador? Why are you so cool?
    And lastly...I guess I didn't miss this one...but you look adorable and I love this top. And your cat-joke smile. haha.

    1. Thanks Katy :P The tour just started today and I guess it's not really a "tour" I just didn't know what else to call it. It's just me and one other blogger sewing a TON of raglans. Haha so we're only touring our two blogs again, and again, and again. But fun nonetheless.

      Yes, Brand Ambassador since October! That has been a ton of fun getting to pick and sew new patterns.

      Don't worry, I'm only so cool cause I saw how amaze you were and thought "hey, you need to up your game girl. Katy is a badass and you can be one, too." So, thanks :D