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colette mabel

hi everyone!
today i’m showing off my latest super quick make – the colette mabel.
i bought this pattern a little while ago, but hadn’t done anything with it.
when i couldn’t find my laurel pattern (bit of a colette theme going on here, i think they’re my favourite pattern company!) i decided to give it a try.
i chose to make the longer length skirt and made up the large, but i will definitely just go for medium next time.  my measurements fell in between sizes and i didn’t want it to be too small but in hindsight, definitely a bit too big.
however, this was only a trial run, as the fabric was left over from a moneta i made.  i got 3m of this really thick jersey from the rag market for £6, meaning i’ve made a dress and a skirt for £3 each!
the construction was really easy.  i made it all up on my overlocker, in about 30-45mins.  the only bit i used my sewing machine for was securing the cute kick pleat in place and the hem.
i think my waistband is a bit tucked in here, my stripe matching is much better than this normally! haha.
i’m definitely going to make more of these, so good for work when i want a secret pajama day!  i’ll definitely size down next time.
i’m so ready to start a colette fan club, who’s in?!
(secretly hoping i don’t look too much like a humbug sweet or a referee in these black and white stripes!)
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