It seems I have a thing for green skirts huh? Well actually this skirt and my forest green Zinnia are the only green garments I own.
I became interested immediately when Colette first announced the Colette Guide to Sewing Knits, finally a guide that explains how to finish necklines, the different types of knit fabrics and how to handle them, all in one. Then came the release of the patterns Mabel and Moneta! I allowed myself to buy one.. but which one was it going to be? The Mabel version 3 looked a lot like one of my favourite Anthropologie skirts (a black stretch pencil skirt with a floral panel in the front), so eventually I went ahead and bought Mabel.
I cut out a size S (based on my waist circumference at that time...) and just went ahead with it, even though at my hips I am a size XS. This first skirt was going to be some sort of a muslin anyway, because I have a really pretty punta di roma waiting for it!
I love having a sewing room so that I can cut out the pattern one night, cut the fabric another and then put it together on a Friday afternoon! And in the mean time no need to tidy up:) It was really fast and must say I really like this pattern! I wore it a lot this summer, combined with a stripey or black t-shirt.
The second version will have to wait for a bit. In the mean time - now that the news is out...- I'm definitely going to show you some finished baby projects!