My lil’ sis’ moved up here at the start of the year, and has been staying with us while looking for a flat. Naturally, I’ve taken the opportunity to further her sewing-related education. She’d never seen indie pattern companies before, and nor had she sewn any knit fabric before, so we kicked off her new love affair with indie designs by making up Papercut Pattern’s Ensis tee.
And you know, since I was mentoring her through her first tshirt, I figured I may as well make myself another Ensis as well. (That first one I made? Yeah, it’s had a lot of love. More are clearly needed in my wardrobe.)
Not a huge amount to say about this one. I used the XS size, just like I did last time. The view with curved hem at the base. And I shortened the sleeves, to make ‘em summer-length. (Again, just like last time.) Yeah, the first one was so good, no changes were needed at all!
I did branch out a bit in my fabric choice though. The main fabric is the pink/green/white one – it’s lots of little skulls with love-heart eyes! Seriously, how cute is that?!? Had to find something that went with it though (surprisingly hard in my stash, where most things are patterned), and conveniently the lovely Jo was giving away some light grey tshirting at a Wellington Sewing Bloggers Network get-together in December. Since I knew I needed some plain colours for some more Ensis tees, I nabbed it, and used some of it here. (Thanks, Jo!)
Must admit though, I’m not too sure of this one on me. I usually go for bright and/or highly saturated colours. Pastels? Not so much. But hey, I now have another decent tshirt for weekend wear, so I guess it’ll hang out in my wardrobe. At least until I get around to making some more, at which point this one may migrate into someone else’s wardrobe…. *shrug*
But yes. Ensis tee pattern? You win again!