Sunday, 4 May 2014

Mabel, all dressed up


Yup, it's Me-Made-Mabel-May chez Foxgloves. After the success of my first Colette Mabel skirt I couldn't resist whipping up another one. I had some black ponte in my stash and this time around it only took me one and a half hour, from cutting to hemming.

The feel and drape of this fabric wasn't as good as the brown ponte I used for the first version. It didn't press that well, the hand sewn hem is less invisible (to put it mildly) and the overall look is a bit less sophisticated. Too much poly? Oh well, at least the fit and finish are a lot better than in most RTW.
Although I don't think this particular version is posh enough for dressing up, I still wanted to show the versatility of this pattern. In a better quality knit it would certainly work for a comfortable night at the theatre!

So, did I mention versatile? Let's dress it down!


Still thumbs up for Mabel!

Next Mabel? Oh yes, yes, yes. Flowers, polkadots, gingham, who knows!






Happy sewing!



10 comments:

  1. It looks very nice. Beautiful garden too!

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  2. So chic! It's such a great silhouette for you, Marianne!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Chic and comfy, it's a winner! Next up is the Moneta dress, not so sure about that silhouette but it's worth a try. I certainly liked yours!

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  3. That's the great thing about sewing your own - if the fabric isn't quite right you get a great garment for around the house that you might not otherwise have. The pink cardigan looks lovely with it.

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  4. Very nice. You wear Mabel well.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I'm smiling a bit because your dressed-down look would be my dressed-up look! :) You look so great in both looks, and your garden is lovely!

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    1. Isn't it great when you feel like you're in comfy loungewear and still look like you made an effort? :))

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  6. You rock in this skirt! You definitely look great in this model - next one please :-)

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    1. Thank you! I'm wearing it right now, it's also working in November with tights and ankle boots!

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