I’ve been hoarding this fabric for over a year now and I finally made it into what it was destined to be… a pencil skirt. The Collette Patterns Mabel Skirt, to be precise.
I made this skirt a couple months ago and have been wearing it to work quite a bit. But, after seeing all the photos Andy took for me, I’m wondering (again) if this is really the most flattering silhouette for me. Obviously, I deleted all the horrifying pictures of my behind and landed on these that I deemed blog worthy. But, take away the “left hand on left ear” pose, I don’t know I’m going to be wearing this out too much more since it tends to bunch up and really hug the ol’ hips. Yikes! I think flowy things are really more flattering for my body type – maybe the Colette Patterns Zinnia skirt? Have you tired that one? Any thoughts?
Anyways, I picked up some of this fabric up on the cheap from Colorado Fabrics about a year and a half ago and after using it almost all to make this skirt, I set out to find more of it. It was really just fate that I came across another couple yards in the remnants bin months later. I probably have about a half yard left… any ideas what I should do with it?
For this Mabel, I cut a size Small of Version 3 but I think I should have graded down to XS in the waist since I feel like my fabric doesn’t have quite as good of a recovery. I also should have shortened it at the ‘shorten/lengthen’ marks instead of at the hem since it made my kick pleat shorter. Lesson learned.
I probably won’t be making this version again since I’m not sold on the silhouette for my body type, but I am still intrigued by Version 1 of this pattern – the mini skirt!
Skirt: Handmade (Colette Patterns Mabel Skirt Pattern || buy similar here or here) // Top: Anthropologie // Necklace: J.Crew Factory // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens