Selfish Sewing Week – Ensis tee

Ensis tee Ensis teeSummer is over and Fall is coming! It means that I have to start preparing for transitional clothes before the weather gets too cold. It also happens that this week is Selfish Sewing Week – 2014 Fall edition! The perfect time to think about what I want to make for myself and not feeling guilty for not even starting on my husband’s jeans or make another jeans that my son requested.

Rebecca Taylor velvet yoke top
Rebecca Taylor velvet yoke top

I’m very honored to be one of featured stitchers once again. I was supposed to make the Holly jumpsuit by By Hand London but the pattern hasn’t reached me until now. Nothing to fear because I have my reliable Papercut Patterns!

The pattern is Ensis tee that I got as part of my Anima shorts winner prize. I have never made this pattern before but my experience with Papercut Paterns is always satisfactory so I didn’t have any doubt when cutting my fabric without making any muslin first.

The fabric is grey wool and acrylic blend jersey, and black stretch velvet for the yoke parts. I was inspired by this Rebecca Taylor velvet yoke top. I made size XXS and shortened the bodice about 2 cm. I also shortened the neckband to about 75% of the neckline to ensure a closer fit. The tee was made entirely on my overlocker except for finishing the hem.


Ensis tee Ensis tee

Ensis tee Ensis tee

As always the instructions are wonderful and the drafting is perfect. The result is exactly how I wanted it to be! It is subtle, versatile, and very wearable. Also, black velvet is so hard to photograph! I think these photos can’t really show how wonderful this tee is. This will be my new favorite to wear this fall!

Ensis tee Ensis tee

What are you sewing for yourself this week? Don’t forget to check out Rachael’s post about Selfish Sewing Week and enter the raffle for a chance of fabulous prizes!

Pattern is Ensis tee by Papercut Patterns, size XXS.

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  • This looks awesome! What a great top!

  • Very cute top! Definitely looks like something you could wear all the time!

  • Fabric Epiphanies

    A stylish twist on a TNT top. It looks great on you!

    • Thank you! I love to have a basic thing with interesting details 🙂

  • This is beautiful! I liked it after seeing the first photos, but when you described the fabric… woah. Sounds super luxurious!

    • It feels luxurious too! The fabric is thin but quite warm so I will be wearing it a lot 🙂

  • Faye Lewis

    Love the Enis Tee and your rendition is great inspiration for it.

  • Actually I think you managed to photograph the velvet very well. It´s a nice tee and I love how you mastered the neckline

    • Glad that you can see the velvet, it is really prettier thatn it looks in the photos. I always do the neckline this way now, the fit is much better!

  • sallieforrer

    Oh this looks so comfy and cute! I love the velvet yoke and sleeve insets! These fabric together sound like such a dreamy pairing!

    • They feel great together! I’m sure the tee will get a lot of wear this fall/winter 🙂

  • NewRibena

    This is such a lovely tee and the velvet is such a nice touch…