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!