Saturday, 24 May 2014

Papercut Patterns: Ensis Tee

After declaring my love for Papercut Patterns in general, and the Coppelia Cardy specifically, I jumped straight in to the Ensis Tee.

Ensis Tee

I cut a straight size XS in variation 1. I used a grey Merino for the bottom half and a bright purple for the top half. Both picked up in the Fabric Store sale. The purple has a slightly softer drape and is a bit stretchier.

Ensis Tee

I followed the instructions to a tee (except for using my overlocker instead of the sewing machine) and they were perfection. This is a ridiculously simple make, with so much potential for hacking, style and colour variations.

Ensis Tee

Really not much more to say about this one. I love how it turned out and I can see myself making a hole heaps of these jumpers. I'm really glad I made the straight XS. The S would have just been to roomy. My only complaint is that the purple stretches out of shape really quickly so I probably should have reinforced the shoulders with some clear elastic of stabilzer. I have a heap of the purple left so I'll be sure to remember this when I next use it.  I cut another Ensis and Coppelia this arvo in the other variations and I cant wait to get a chance to sew them up.  

Ensis Tee

19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I love that top, and yours is so cute.

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  2. Love it! the colours are fab and I can imagine that the Merino feels amazing too

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  3. Nice color blocking I made a similar one from the book feminine wardrobe :D Hoppping over from SimpleSimonAndCo. Do visit me at TheHobbyHarbor - Diya

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    1. Hi diya. Thanks. I've subscribed to you through bloglovin so I always seeyour posts :)

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  4. I love this pattern and your version looks gorgeous! Wendy

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  5. It so cute! I would love a black & white one for the fall

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately black and white merino wasn't on sale haha

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  6. What a cute top! I love the colour combo you picked!

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  7. The tee looks lovely Elizabeth. Love the pop of colour!

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  8. This looks super comfy! I'd love to find some Merino here, but it seems impossible.. I've also already seen your next version, gorgeous as well!

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