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Mabel, Colette Patterns Mabel, Colette Patterns

Mabel

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I made this gal, yesterday, in a class offered at Gather Here. Easy, just a couple of pieces to cut. I used this patterned jersey knit that has a bit of stretch. Next time, I’d cut a bit smaller-I’m generally between sizes in every store in the nation and in the size guide included with the pattern.

Mabel, Colette Patterns

Pre wash or you’ll cut 17 inches with 3/8″ seam allowance, but wind up with a super mini skirt, which I am pretty sure will be my story. I wanted something I could wear in public, drop-things-and-bend-over-to-pick-up-without– flashing-passerby, and that would pass the high school test (hem in line at least with your longest finger, when your arms straight pressed to your sides).

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Definitely recommend the pattern. It’s an easy and fun pattern to sew. I used a serger for most of the construction, and a dual needle with a long stitch (alternative option is a stretch stitch with a walking foot) on a sewing machine for the last step, the 1″ hem.


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