Mabels and Espressos
I've been on a bit of a knit spree. I've made a matching set of Espresso leggings and two Mabel skirts.
I love the kick pleat on the Mabel skirt. Such a comfy pattern. Though the fabric doesn't have a lot of recovery so the waistband tends to grow over the day. I really needed to put an elastic in the waistband.
So pleased with all four pieces. The espresso leggings are such a great pattern (that's my notes with the pattern above!)- you print it out and measure yourself. Then match up your measurements to the dots on the pattern and viola - you have a personalised pattern! I left an exposed waist band and deliberately have it sitting on my natural waist - which is ridiculously high.
The second Mabel was a bit clingy so I self lined it. The fabric is very stretchy so my double stitch on the hem has already popped a few times. I need to unpick and sew it using a zigzag instead.
Leggings: spotlight - cotton with some spandex for recovery and stretch
Mabel 1: Grey pinstrip - Fabric-a-brac fabric (not sure what its made from)
Mabel 2: donated to me by another Fabric Hoarder. Not sure what is!