Hello, don’t mind me in my pyjamas, would you? Well, you won’t see me wearing this to sleep just yet but that’s how comfortable my Mabel feels.
Choose a soft interlock knit and BAM, you are in heaven! Oh and don’t think it makes you slack on style… add some cute shoes and get out of the house looking and feeling lovely. I already have another version cut because I cannot have enough of this make.
Basic, yeah.. for my normal sewing standard but I honestly sold. I’m not one to repeat or make basics unless I think the process is fun!
The Mabel is part of Colette new direction of making patterns for knit fabrics.
I never been a Colette girl, style wise I mean. Their patterns always enchanted me by the quality of instructions, attention to details and customer care but the styling of vintagy/ cutie is so NOT me.
I did a successful Beignet, ginger (a favourite), Macaroon and not so Zinnia. The others I own are the Anise and Lady Grey. (UFO muslin stage and uncut respectively.)
When the Walden collection was launched and I bought them all! WOW! I made the girliest of Coppers. So recently they launched their new beginners knit dresses. They got my attention! I’m liking the direction they are growing and I’m eagerly waiting to see & SEW more.
I sewn size M. I feel is a bit on the loose size as I like things body fitted (tight). Next make is a double knit (ponte).
Really impressed by the construction method and lining. I never even thought about lining my knits.
The waistband lining was the left over from my coppelia.
Did you made any alteration? Nope!!!
I should have lengthen the pattern given my amazonian height is out of the norm but sometimes I get lazy, thinking I could get away… so many patterns are design to be a little longer than what I like wearing anyway. Not the mabel short version. I had to avoid hemming in the risk of becoming too short. Not a biggy on knits, right.
Sewing tip: When hemming interlock knits, cut a 1/4 inches strip of knit interfacing, interface your hem on the wrong size, press your hem allowance and stitch the right side with a twin needle.
Have you sewn the Mabel? Do you like Colette new patterns?