Way back in the Spring when Colette announced they were going to release some knit patterns I was pretty excited. After all I'm an equal opportunity knit/woven pattern
hoarder collector. Weeeeell, you can't please everyone all of the time and the two patterns didn't really "do it for me." As explained in my Fauxneta post, the dress was something that could easily knock off with my existing pattern collection. As far as Mabel was concerned I figured the sight of a fitted knit stretched my rear end was something the world should be spared from. Yet here I am wearing a Mabel.......hypocritical much?
Colette Mabel I sewed view 3 in a blended size M/L.
Coda Ponte from Marcy Tilton. (Still in stock)
Rayon Scraps for waistband lining
1. Blended the size medium at the waist into the size large for the rest of the skirt.
2. Took in 1/2" at waist on CB skirt seam.
3. Cut down side seams of back waistband to match the ease taken out of the CB seam.
- I didn't read instructions again and assembled the waistband in a completely different method that was not better.
- Seems that with a busy print you can accidentally walk around with your skirt on sideways without noticing. Even after you take about 30 pictures. Classic Heather.
"Why aren't you making the shorter version?"
My Final Thoughts
OK, despite my apathetic feelings about this pattern, I feel like it deserves another go. My plans are to trace a smaller size and see if I like that fit better. My brain still thinks that a lot of negative ease around my lower body is a bad idea, too many lumps and bumps around there. I might have to admit that this pattern is not for me and stick to stretch woven skirts.