Being the pencil skirt lover that I am, I was instantly drawn to the Colette pattern when it was first released. I've had this stained glass print pontederoma knit stashed for a couple of years but wasn't really in love with it so I decided to use it as my Mable muslin. I made View 3.
I'd read that Mable went together rather quickly, and it did. It's a welcome variation to the elastic waist McCall's pencil skirt pattern that I usually make and still do love. It's nice to have choices even if it's just a #2 pencil skirt.
I found that the pattern has several built in amenities: 1) it's already nicely pegged. I didn't need to do any tapering at the hem. 2) I made the size that corresponded to my measurements, and things turned out pretty good. The skirt is VERY FORM FITTED as is illustrated by the pattern envelope. 3) it's even well suited for those of us who, shall I say, have plenty of junk in the trunk. It fits well at the back hem even without doing a full buttock wedge adjustment (meaning that my skirt is slightly longer at the back hem than it is in front). And that's a great thing for me.
Would I recommend the Mable - YES I DO, even for beginners. Instructions are well written, and super clear. Nothing at all to be scared of here. Listen to me talk! I've had the pattern for months but was afraid of the waist band. Needn't be at all, because it's an easy peezy pattern!!!