Dotty Parisian Top

After my Parisian top cardigan hack (say that five times fast!), I knew I wanted to try out the pattern as it was drafted. I loved the style of it as a top, but found it didn’t translate well to a cardigan in spite of the other version that inspired it at Lemon Squeezy Home.

The Parisian top is from Go To Patterns, which has patterns for both women and children, etc. I got the pattern from the Just Add Jeans collection and basically bought the collection for that pattern alone. I liked the other patterns, too, but definitely wanted to make up the Parisian top immediately.

I am definitely a fan of the pattern.


I made it with a reversible double knit from Joann’s for the main pattern and a thick knit from a local shop for the contrasts. The second I saw this double knit in Joann’s during a trip to the states, I knew it was destined to be a Parisian top. It didn’t disappoint at all. It’s a nice thick sweater with cute details. I walked around work when wearing this on Friday with a smile on my face and pretty pleased with my wonderful sewing job. It also helps that the top took me no time to construct. I basically sewed it about two hours. The only issue I had was with the cuffs on the sleeve. One moved while I was sewing and had to be ripped out. But that’s because the dotty fabric was rather slippery.


I used the dotty fabric for the sleeve cuffs. You can see them a little better in these pics as I threaten you with snowballs! ๐Ÿ˜› I also love how the thick knit on the sleeves makes the puffs even more pronounced and amazing, which of course means I need this pic:


I wore the top with my Cake pattern’s Pavlova skirt and my Andi Satterlund Cable Brim Beret. It’s snowed like crazy on Thursday and made for a lovely photo session. Lovely, but cold. Rosy cheeks do mean I don’t need blush, though! Bright side!

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I had to make a snow angel, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Not much else to say, except that I will be wearing this top frequently and looking adorable.


I’m cold now! Time to run back inside…


….to warm up with some tequila and orange juice….shhhh…..


Santa approves….the nutcrackers…not so much….



8 thoughts on “Dotty Parisian Top

  1. OMG, Andie! I just used the this same dotty fabric to make a raglan shirt. You can find the best fabrics in the juvenile fabric section at JoAnn. I used navy blue sweatshirt fabric for the sleeves and I adore the shirt, it is so warm and comfy. Your shirt looks great, and I love the details on it.

    1. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love those puffs. Hehe. You’ve never made a snow angel? It’s so much fun, but definitely best if immediately followed by hot chocolate with Bailey’s to warm you up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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