I made the Colette Mabel skirt, using a heavyweight merino ponti knit. I made size large which ended up being too big, particularly around the waist, so I altered the waistband to make it fit. I also added 2.5″ to the length. I don’t think this is the most flattering pattern on me as it hugs the hips and thighs (the area of my body I try to hide!!), however it is such a warm, comfy skirt especially when paired with my warmest, thickest tights. I wore it last week on holiday with a long cardigan and I think it looked okay.
I also made the Plantain T-shirt which is a free pattern by Deer & Doe. This is my third time using this pattern, it makes such a great layering top. The first one was in white cotton knit and the second in a grey and brown merino. This last one is my favourite, made in black merino. I added to the length by about 1.5″ and added cuffs to the sleeves as I love a long sleeve in winter, keeping my wrists toasty warm. You may notice a seam under the bust with the black one, I couldn’t quite fit the front piece on my fabric so cut it into two – call it a design feature!
I definitely don’t plan on wearing the T-shirt and skirt by themselves but layered with other clothes.
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