Monday, 28 September 2015

Parisian Top review, a pattern by Go To Patterns

A couple of weeks ago I found a nice surprise in my mailbox, I'm selected as a Go To Patterns brand ambassador (affiliate link). I'm really excited about this because all the Go To Patterns I made so far are a big hit and I love to try more. So what can you expect here? A monthly pattern show and tell, sewn by me, starting with the Parisian Top by Andrea Pannell (affiliate link)it's Selfish Sewing Week after all!

parisian top (go to patterns) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes


Before I started I read the pattern and noticed this was going to be a nice, easy sew. The Parisian Top has no hidden difficulties, it's a straightforward sew accompanied by a clear tutorial with tips for sewing knits. The gathered sleeves and the collar give this pattern just that little bit extra, while wearing a nice comfy tee.

parisian top (go to patterns) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes


I decided to add a bit of a challenge and ordered some scuba fabric. I've never worked with scuba before and I  crossed my fingers hoping it wouldn't be to stiff to use for this top.
Sewing scuba was a breeze actually, it has stretch but isn't slippery and has a good recovery,  I had my top finished in no-time.

parisian top (go to patterns) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes

The pattern comes in a wide size range with a measurements table. After measuring I made a size S and lengthened the top with 5 cm. Perfect fit!

parisian top (go to patterns) sewn by huisje boompje boefjes

So tell me,  are you sewing along with the Selfish Sewing Week? What are you working on?

* I received this pattern for a review and blogpost. However all opinions are as always honest and my own. 



16 comments:

  1. Mooi! Misschien toch ook eens iets met scuba proberen... Dit jaar nog even niks voor mijzelf aan het naaien. Ben net ontzwangerd en de borstvoeding aan het afbouwen. Binnenkort kan ik weer aan de slag om iets duurzaams voor mezelf te naaien!

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    1. Dat kan ik me helemaal voorstellen, als je iets maakt is het wel fijn als het daarna lang mee kan. Maar voor de kleine naaien is ook leuk, toch :)

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  2. Love it! Ben dol op kraagjes! kijk er al naar uit om zo eentje voor mezelf in elkaar te draaien. Ik heb de laatste tijd voornamelijk aan selfish sewing gedaan en ik voel me er niet eens schuldig over ;-)

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    1. Thx Madelief. Het is echt een fijn patroontje, met weinig effort een lekker truitje, ideaal! En naaien voor jezelf is altijd wel verdiend :)

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  3. Nope I am not. I keep loosing track of what is when. I thought last week was selfish sewing week. But I love your top. I saw scuba on the market here. Maybe I should get some...

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    1. Thanks Annemiek, sewing scuba was really fun and surprisingly easy. I love the way those gathered sleeves really stand now because of the scuba knit.

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  4. What a nice top! I really am a big fan!

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  5. Heel mooi shirt! gefeliciteerd met je ambassadeurschap trouwens!

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  6. This looks so lovely on you, Maartje!

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  7. Hey, how fun. I'm a Go To Patters Ambassador as well. I chose the Recess Raglan as my first pattern. I made a Parisian Top last year and really like it. As you say: An easy, fast, but seriously cute sew!

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    1. Ha fun, looking forward to your recess raglan Annika! I remember your top, the cute striped one, right?

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  8. Heel mooi shirt, staat je echt goed!

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  9. Gorgeous! I have this pattern and have been meaning to sew it for awhile now! I love the classic blue and white :)

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  10. Looks really good in Scuba. Suits you. And is that piping I see round the collar?

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