Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Hello Chevron Ensis!
Did I tell you that I am in Love with Papercut Patterns - okay so moving right along then, let's talk about my Ensis Tee which I've made up in this fabulous cream and black chevron.
The top black pieces are NZ merino, a remnant piece from my stash and the bottom is a polyester knit, recently found on Trade Me (the NZ equivalent to EBay). Yes, I did say polyester! I've been looking for chevron knit fabric but NZ seem to be behind the rest of the world in realising that this is popular right now. There are plenty of overseas online stores with great cotton knits but the shipping makes it really, really expensive for a knit fabric - so I've settled for a poly!
In saying that, the polyester hangs really nicely and just needed hemming with a double needle, which looks awesome btw!
I made a size xtra small and added 1" to the sleeve length, well actually to the cuff length. I'm a bit of a fan of the deeper cuff :-) Note to self for next time, add about 1/2" to the width of the cuff, which will still be a snug fit, but will be a little easier to attach to those pesky sleeve ends.
I like how the upper body and arms have a snug fit but through the body it's a little more free flowing. I like how this pattern could also be sewn up in a double knit, perhaps a size bigger and be a great stylie sweater - version 1 with the bands lends itself that way, or you could add a bit of length and get a lovely tunic top.
My Papercut love includes:
Peter and the Wolf Pants
Circle Top 2 - Black
Circle Top 1 - Red
As always more photos on my Flickr -->