Mabel the First

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I really wanted to do this sewalong.  In fact, I was waiting for it to make my first Mabel.  But then, my fabric wasn’t there on time and I thought it would pass me by.  Well, it turns out this is the quickest skirt ever!  I was done in two days so only one day behind in the end.  In fact, cutting the fabric out might have taken longer than sewing.

It’s so comfortable.  I made a size L.  I’m in between sizes again so I did the larger one as suggested.  Fits just fine with no adjustments needed.  I will have to make another one if I lose any weight but it comes together so fast that it doesn’t really matter.

I took care to match my stripes properly when cutting and sewing the skirt but forgot to do the same on the waistband.  But on the skirt?  Absolutely flawless.  I used striped ponte and it was extremely well behaved.  No curling, easy sewing.  That helps so much with the stripe matching.

I already have the pencil skirt version cut out for my second one.  But first, another pattern test…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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3 comments on “Mabel the First
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