Hi my darlings,
Everything started at the beginning of the month with the season of separates organized by the CSC.Let’s just say I didn’t even know that skirts were missing in my wardrobe and I was planning to live the summer mainly in dresses and shorts. After participating in the tops challenge with three of my recently sewn blouses, I decided I would give the skirts challenge a try.
I guess I got a little excited about making these… You’ll see…
I won’t go into the details on the selection of the pattern size because I think a tutorial on that would be in order. Suffices to say that I cut and constructed a 2XL pattern size.
This time around there were no modifications to the pattern. Only to the construction process, since my muslin fabric did not have good recovery, I decided to add a “strong clear crystal jelly elastic” 0.5″ wide to the top of the waistband and understitch it using a 3 step zigzag before turning it right side out.
Note: this is a good tutorial on why and how to do understitchin in woven fabrics.
I have to say… I went a little bit crazy about it once I started making these… I LOVE it!!
I ended up in love with the pattern, I love the style, the fit, the versatility and the many possibilities to play with the pattern blocks!
Have you gone marbles with Mabel?? What was your experience?