I never use real patterns when sewing my clothes, but today I’m making an exception since some of my amazing seamstress friends just came out with a gorgeous new women’s top pattern collection. It has four fabulous tops in the collection, and I chose to make the Parisian top since I’ve been wanting a top with a peter pan collar. I love how it came out. I’d planned on a solid color collar, but when I stumbled upon this polka dot fabric in my stash, I knew it was perfect — I’m a sucker for pattern mixing, you know, and the combination felt so French to me (and I’m a sucker for anything French too…).
These sewing patterns are so fun, universally flattering, and super easy to make…I busted my whole thing out in under two hours (I’m the worlds slowest sewer, so that’s super fast for me). I did take the liberty of omitting the band at the waist (and extending the length of the top) since waistbands aren’t super flattering on me, but besides that I followed it exactly and it came together so easily and perfectly!
The Pattern Tour is going on all this week — follow along on their facebook page and see a bunch of other fabulous seamstresses making pieces from this collection! Also, the pattern collection is currently 40% off, so snag one now and make yourself a few fabulous pieces for spring!