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! 🙂
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.
Check out that view!
Check out the beautiful greenery!
Watch out for dinosaurs (or more likely Moa!)
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?
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 😉
Pattern – Papercut Patterns Ensis Tee (Constellation Collection), variation 2, size S, taken in at the side seams approx. 1.5cm each side, sleeves shortened to 3/4 length.
- Purple: Cotton blend knit, Spotlight Innaloo
- Marl grey birdies – Poly/cotton blend remnant, Arthur Toye Wellington
- Sewing machines – Organic cotton knit, Spoonflower.com
These are both fantastic tees, I love the solid/print combo. And the photo shoot looks like so much fun, what a beautiful place that I didn’t even know existed! You both look great!
Where do you get your labels from?
I bought them when I was living in Australia online from Fantasy Labels – http://www.fantasylabels.com.au/ 🙂
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.
You can have a 10cm scrap if you want 😉 I really got my $7.50 worth out of that remnant! This was a good stash busting project actually 🙂
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!
I can’t wait to get into the constellation collection when I get back! Your tees looks great! Will this be the new Renfrew?
I think it just might be! I see many more in my future, might try a v-neck version soon and all one colour with piping…So versatile! 🙂
Love seeing the sewing machine fabric used! Looks great! And the day looks like a fun outing as well…
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!
It seems everything I’ve made lately is birdies! Hehe, think it’s out of my system now 😉
Yay, the cute prints with solids looks so good 🙂 you guys are proper papercut fangirls!
If you are going to go fan girl you may as well go FULL fan girl 😉
Cute ~ cute~ cute!!! And love the drop dead scenery!
OK. Am gonna have to check this here pattern out… you two are waaay to persuasive!
Yay! Do it! 😀
Love them, all three of them!
Oooooh these are indeed very pretty Ensis Tees. I so love your sewing machine fabric 🙂 makes me smile.
Can’t have enough great t-shirts – and they are great! I particularly like the sewing machines. Very fitting 🙂
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 😉 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! 🙂
Cute twin tops and cute twin sewists! 🙂 This top looks great. How carried away you could get with fabric matching!
I think we should do more twinsies and triplets shots, they are so much fun! 🙂