Hurrah, it fits 🙂 Well, this time I followed the instructions (doh!) and used an actual knit fabric… I know, amazing!
I’m so pleased with this. The colour is fab and makes a pleasant change from navy, yet still goes with loads of my current wardrobe. 🙂 This time I added an extra inch to the length and this made it feel a lot more elegant and comfortable on me. Because I’m quite curvy, I’m always nervous of unintentionally straying into ‘tarty’ territory, especially with knits, but this length really works for me. I made this purely for casual wear, but actually because of the longer length, it would be smart enough for work too.
It also only took me an afternoon to run it up, and that includes the cutting out. This never happens to me normally, despite what other bloggers say. I can imagine running up a few more of these in both other plain colours and some subtle, patterned knits 😉 There’s really not much more to say about this make, apart from that I can see myself using this pattern a lot for Autumn/Winter and I know I’ll wear them constantly. I’ve actually worn it every day since I made it, and it’s kept its shape really well too.
If you haven’t already got a Mabel in your life, I can thoroughly recommend that you add one soon 🙂
22 thoughts on “The Mabel, Mark Two”
You did a really good job. I love the color.
This made me giggle…
I know the feeling. Last week, I made a knit maxi skirt and this was a cause for concern. Tomorrow, I’m planning on making another skirt or perhaps a long tube dress with a lovely rose knit, but I hesitate since I don’t want to venture into the ‘tarty’ territory. We’ll see…
Thank you! I’m really pleased with, and trying to sort out my original version still. I have to go for fitted things, otherwise I end up looking too short and boxy, but it’s a fine line getting it right… I should think a floral pattern would avoid any problems though, good luck!
That said, the reason I had a go at this in the first place was because I saw so many lovely versions of the even shorter style, it can look great 🙂
Looking good!! Nice when something turns out well!
Thank you! It always seems to be second time around for me 🙂
I really like the colour and it looks fab. It’s amazing how you ran it up in an afternoon – that first Mabel was clearly a good practice run!
Absolutely! Honestly, this never happens to me normally, it’s a great pattern and takes hardly any fabric either. I really recommend it 🙂
Looks good! Glad it turned out to be such a favourite!
Thank you! It’s super comfy too 🙂
Ooo it looks gorgeous! Happy Holidays! Wooooooo! 💝
I know, thank goodness! Been a long, long term…
Feels so good to have some family (and sewing) time at last 🙂
Love that colour! Looking fab as always! Merry Christmas!
And to you! I bet you have your work cut out with five… I think I finished everything apart from food (my husband’s role) yesterday, just need to do a final check and wrap 🙂
Your bum looks great in this!!!!
😉 Why, thank you kindly!
This looks lovely as well as super useful, I bet you will get loads of wear out of it! Well done 🙂
Thank you! I’ve worn it pretty much constantly since I’ve made it. The fabric was a bargain too,I’ll be making more of these 🙂
Fantastic skirt and love the colour!
Thanks Sharon! It’s proving a really useful skirt already. Would definetly recommend it 🙂
Isn’t it amazing how stylish a simple make can be? Colour and fit are great, love how you’ve styled it with the cape! I will also be making more of these haha, maybe in every possible colour. xx
You won’t be the only one. I definitely need a few more 😉
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