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Reviewed by:Julia Bobbin
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Posted on:8/26/14 10:20 PM
Project Photo:Sewaholic Patterns: 1401 by Julia Bobbin

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Silk  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Dramatic and elegant, the Gabriola Skirt is a flared maxi skirt that sits at the waist and falls to the floor.

Pattern Sizing:0-16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow? As always, the instructions from Sewaholic were beautiful, well explained and easy to follow. Tasia also has a 'sew-a-long' on her blog that gives step by step detailed instructions and photos on how to put this skirt together.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?As Tasia explains on her website, most maxi skirts are just straight up and down tubes that are only ever flattering on the very slim. This pattern has angled panels along the hips and waist and a flared skirt to flatter curves and compliment any shape. WIN!

Nothing to dislike about this pattern. Only thing I found was that the angled panel pieces buckled ever so slightly along the side seam. I think if the grain direction was changed to the straight grain next time that should help. With a good press of the iron you can't really tell however.

Fabric Used: A stunning silk that I purchased from Tessuti Fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I narrowed the bottom of each skirt piece to reduce the circumference of the hem by 20cm. This was an alteration done out of necessity as the pattern pieces were huge and I didn't have quite enough fabric for them all to fit. The skirt is still beautifully full though.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely sew this again and recommend to others. I can imagine that all my maxi skirts in the future will be a variation of this skirt, it's just so comfortable and such a lovely shape.

Conclusion: I've kept away from maxi skirts in the past because of my shorter curvier frame, but this pattern is the perfect answer and I can see myself making many more.

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Oboewoman said...
Really lovely. I have just received this pattern and am about to start on it. Hope it looks as good as yours.
8/27/14 2:17 AM
Julia Bobbin said...
Thank you Oboewoman! :) I'm sure it will be gorgeous!
8/27/14 3:37 AM
canei said...
Very nice, love your fabric choice! I also love your top.
8/27/14 7:26 AM
TJSEWS said...
Beautiful fabric - gorgeous skirt!
8/27/14 9:57 AM
carolynw said...
8/27/14 10:40 AM
AuntieShel said...
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
8/27/14 11:17 AM
Lookingpast said...
Really a lovely skirt! I'm shorter and curvier, too, and have never had any luck with skirts. I won't wear short ones and maxi's just have never seemed to work. I may try this one. Gorgeous fabric, too!
8/27/14 2:03 PM
Debbie Dabbles said...
Ohhhhh what fabric. Perfect blend with this pattern.
8/27/14 3:07 PM
Sheseams said...
Very pretty, I love the colors!
8/28/14 2:16 PM
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