Long length Colette Mabel


Just a quickie this time! I’ve made a few of the normal Colette Mabel skirts in the shorter length. However, the longer length pattern has curved front seams which unfortunately when I made it up didn’t look particularly flattering (it probably didn’t help that it was in some crazy cheap metallic jersey knit)!

So I shelved the idea of a pencil jersey skirt until I saw a girl at work wearing one recently. I decided to take the Mabel skirt pattern which I know fits and just extended the length. I’d measured roughly what length I wanted and then carried the length straight down. 

It’s as simple as that and I absolutely love it! I’ve made 3 now and am looking for the next fabric to make up another. 

The version photographed is in a lightweight scuba so don’t be afraid to try making a scuba skirt if you secretly fancy it. A very gratifying make!