Mabel the Second

I mentioned I’d cut out the pencil skirt when I posted about my first Mabel, right?  Right.  Well, here it is!

I used navy blue ponte.  I can’t believe how different this one looks.

Like I said before, I’m between sizes so I went with the larger one as suggested.  With the first Mabel, I felt that it could stand to be a wee bit tighter so this time, I increased the side seam allowances on the skirt and waistband to 1/2″.  That’s 1/2″ removed from the total circumference.  It feels a little more secure that way.  I think I could have gone all the way up to 5/8″ to lose a full inch but I’m comfortable.

And… I love it!  I may even like it a little more than the striped one.  The extra length just makes me feel a little bit more comfortable.  Oh…  Maybe I should try an in between length!

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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5 comments on “Mabel the Second
  1. karenrn70 says:

    That skirt is so flattering. It makes me want to sew it for myself in hopes it would look that good on me!


  2. Rebecca says:

    Really pretty- love the navy ponte!


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