Have you heard the one about the two sewists, went for a walk up a hill?

Thank you to everyone who commented on my La Sylphide dress – I haven’t had a chance to reply to anyone yet, but I’m really glad I’ve shown you the potential of the La Sylphide pattern, I hope some of you will give it a try! πŸ™‚

So continuing on with our Papercut theme…I made an Ensis tee!

Oh wait, I lie, I made TWO Ensis tees!

And Kat made one too!

We took these photos up Mt Victoria on a glorious Sunday morning. We played Ensis Twinsies and hiked up to the Truby King Garden to take photos for you.

One of the many paths up Mt Victoria

Check out that view!

Check out the beautiful greenery!

Watch out for dinosaurs (or more likely Moa!)

Ode to Amanda Dinosaur Arms

There isn’t really a lot to say about the Ensis tee – it’s really easy to make. I whipped these two up in an afternoon production line style using only my 4-threads-of-awesomeness-overlocker.

Ok I did use my Elna to twin needle top stitch the hems – one day I’ll have a coverstitch machine!


So they’re quick AND you can also get an Ensis made out of a ridiculously small amount of fabric.

You can also have a lot of fun with fabric combinations!

How about some piping or lace at the joins?

Serious Ensis love!

And that’s it…kind of…except that I have a few more photos, the total count will be 23, a lot more than usual but you should know that these were culled from well over 300 πŸ˜‰

Yeah, we had a fun time!


Pattern –Β Papercut Patterns Ensis TeeΒ (Constellation Collection), variation 2, size S, taken in at the side seams approx. 1.5cm each side, sleeves shortened to 3/4 length.

Fabric –Β 

  • Purple: Cotton blend knit, Spotlight Innaloo
  • Marl grey birdies – Poly/cotton blend remnant, Arthur Toye Wellington
  • Sewing machines – Organic cotton knit, Spoonflower.com


22 thoughts on “Have you heard the one about the two sewists, went for a walk up a hill?

  1. You both looked like you had a great time taking photos. I love that you finally used the sewing machine fabric – it looks great here. Also i secretly want to steal the little knit birds from you.

  2. Fantastic tops! I love your combinations of colours and patterns. You both look as though you are having so much fun in that gorgeous setting and gorgeous Wellington weather!

  3. Hee hee hee, I saw this over on Kat’s blog. You gals are just TOO CUTE! Love the tees as well, the colour blocking really amps them up. My favourite of yours is the bird themed one. Gotta love putting a bird on it!

  4. You two are so cute!! SO is that archway, I can’t believe I didn’t know about it! (It’s Truby King btw, no Trudy King, even though that’s not a proper sensible name) Love your vintage sewing machine tee, it is so…appropriate! xo

    • You know, my brain knew Truby but my fingers typed Trudy πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been to that part of Mt Vic since Uni (we did a project with that as our site) so I’m glad Kat suggested it, so many great photo back drops and I love showing of Wellington to the world! πŸ™‚

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