Last year I made this two piece combination: a pleated skirt and the Orageuse Paris Top. Our youngest daughter really liked the look of the Paris Top and asked me if I could make her one too.
She was very lucky. There was just enough fabric left to make her one but also some of the black lace that I had used for the triangle shaped yokes.
But then after our Holiday Autumn came, turned into Winter but the request wasn’t forgotten. Spring brought some sunny days so time to make my daughters Paris Top.

Youngest daughter wears Orageuse Paris Top

Orageuse Paris Top

The Orageuse Paris Top is a boxy Top with a twist. The shoulder has been replaced by triangle shaped yokes. The original Paris Top has a zip in the back. Fabric suggestions for this top are medium weight woven fabrics. Disadvantage is that these type fabrics don’t have any stretch.
I made my two previous make out of jersey and I really like them that way.

Youngest daughter wears Orageuse Paris Top

Youngest daughter version

I made size 12 for her. The neckline facings and the yokes are sewn together with a visible coverstitch.
One must have some patience when setting in the sleeves. The neckline of front and back must touch each other at the notch of the sleeve head. Pinning and basting will keep everything in place.
I also made a more fitted look by taking the side seams slightly in.

Jongste dochter kiest Orageuse Paris Top

Time and Costs

Time: copying pattern and alterations 1 hour; cutting 30 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 4 hours
Costs: fabric was a gift from Nooteboom; lace come from a discarded T-shirt; yarn € 2,00

Youngest daughter and her Orageuse Paris Top

Youngest daughter was really surprised when I gave her the finished Paris Top.

Youngest daughter wears Orageuse Paris Top

I did a perfect timing to make this Top. She is going to spend a week in France in May and she’s looking forward to take the Top with her. Two happy people: she with her Top and me that my stash has been reduced with one.
Next project? I’m going to do some stripe playing and it will be another unselfish make.

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