Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pencil Mabel Skirt and Perfect Tees

I finished these 2 weeks ago but no time to post them because I have been working in the garden. 
This is the Mabel skirt from Colette Patterns https://www.colettepatterns.com/sewing/mabel. Colette patterns are the easiest to follow. Sari really describes everything very well and has good drawings of what she is describing! This is so so cool for a visual person like me who hates to read instructions!
I did the pencil skirt version three. The pattern says you can make this skirt in an hour and this is the FIRST pattern that this statement is true! Usually, they say that and it takes a heck of a lot of hours! 
Of course, I changed it by cutting off the bottom and adding a flounce!  I LOVE FLOUNCES!
NICE! and comfy because I used a four way stretch knit from Natures Fabric www.naturesfabrics.com.
I made 4 new Tees that week and undies which I ain't gonna show you! 
I always need the perfect Tee made form soft cotton jersey from Girl Charlie Fabric www.girlcharlee.com.
Side darts and front darts in the bodice of the Tee to give it more shape, a looser and scalloped bottom to give some grace to midsection.
I do love slip on and go outfits - easy comfy, no fuss, no decisions!!!!!!
"Become subtle enough
to hear a tree breathe."

John O'Donohue


  1. These are so lovely ; you look like a dancing blue angel

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  3. Your gonna love this Mabel when you whip one out!

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