Pattern: Colette Mabel, version 3.
Fabric: Approximately 1 yd. of navy ponte de roma leftover from my first Lady Skater.
Alterations: Added 1″ length
Notions: Thread and Wundertape.
Make it again?: Definitely. I’d like to make 1-2 more of these for work and the mini version for fun at some point. Maybe out of mermaid spandex?
Favorite parts: Same as last time. Comfort and how quickly I was able to finish it.
Other thoughts: I completed this project during a mini-stay/sewcation I took last week. It was a palate cleanser of sorts. I’ve been in a massive funk over the last few weeks, so I wanted something quick and easy to recalibrate myself. This project definitely fits the bill. Since I’d already cut the pattern for Mabel #1, it didn’t take much time at all to cut the pieces for this version. I think it took 3 episodes of Archer from cutting to hemming.
There’s really not a lot to say about this. My first Mabel is a regular wardrobe staple, and hopefully this one will be as well. The ponte de roma is a little lighter than my first one, so I do have to be careful about undergarment lumps and bumps. With fall coming on, I think it’ll be perfect with thick tights and cardigans. It’s nice to have another Mabel in rotation!
Since November is also Nerdvember, I decided to style this ensemble with one of my favorite nerdy pieces: my House Targeryan cardigan! Unfortunately, I can’t find it on the HBO site anymore. I swear, I wear this thing at least once a week. It pretty much goes with my entire wardrobe.
Do you watch Game of Thrones? Which house is your favorite?
4 thoughts on “Mabel #2: All About that Bass”
Mabel is going to be one of my next projects. I love how fast everyone says it is! I’ve only watched GoT and not read the books, but at this point, I think my favourite house might be the Martels.
Have fun, Megan! It really is a great instant gratification project. Both of mine have been finished in about an hour and a half. I don’t finished it quite the way the instructions call for, which helps cut the time down a bit.
Ooh, love the Martels!
Love the skirt (and that cardigan!). The skirt is definitely perfect for fall with leggings or tights.
Thanks! I’ve worn it a couple times now, and it’s definitely a new favorite 🙂