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Posted on:3/16/14 6:19 AM
Project Photo:Sewaholic Patterns: 1401 by LizJaneB

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Pattern Photo:Sewaholic Patterns 1401
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Fabric:Rayon  [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.
Many maxi skirts are shaped like a tube, straight up and down with no curves, but not this pattern. The Gabriola Skirt is flared to create a curvy A-line silhouette, narrowing the waist and elongating the body. Angled panels around the waist flatter the figure and look especially good in striped fabrics.

Pattern Sizing: 0-16

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The skirt goes together very easily!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the angled yoke panels I think they are particularly flattering and certainly make this skirt stand out in the field of maxi skirt patterns.
I did find the waistband sat away from my waist a little - I think I can fix this by creating a curved waistband.
I'm 5 foot 4 and had to cut quite a bit from the hem to make the skirt wearable - it is LOOOOONNNNNG.

Fabric Used: Rayon

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I Frenched seamed all of the seams with the except of the back seam (which I roll hemmed) and the seam where the front yoke joins the front skirt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely - in fact I'm making it in silk next.

Conclusion: A really beautiful elegant skirt that flares out beautifully and feels very feminine on. For all the pictures go to my blog SewBusyLizzy.
Available for sale on PR: $15.98 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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FreyaStark said...
Fabulous! The colour is just lovely and the skirt fits perfectly.
3/16/14 6:32 AM
LTC said...
Lovely skirt, great colour.
3/16/14 6:52 AM
Elke said...
Great looking skirt. Looks terrific on you!
3/16/14 7:42 AM
lamstu said...
Such a nice skirt!
3/16/14 8:41 AM
Levone said...
Pretty skirt!
3/16/14 10:11 AM
Claverie said...
Kudos to your photographer ... images are great, skirt is beautiful, looks great on you.
3/16/14 11:59 AM
starryfish said...
Lovely skirt, can't wait to make up my own!
3/16/14 2:49 PM
beanchor said...
I love this entire ensemble!
3/16/14 3:03 PM
slmstyle said...
So pretty! Looks like it feels great to wear!
3/16/14 5:17 PM
Paris75008 said...
What a beautiful skirt. Love the whole look. Looks like you stepped out of a fashion mag. I'm putting this one on my wishlist.
3/16/14 6:08 PM
Terri A said...
Really nice skirt! Fab bold color too. :)
3/16/14 6:58 PM
AnneM said...
Thanks for the review, & the length information (since I'm an inch shorter than you). Lovely skirt, and such a cheerful color. I have this on my short list of things to get & make.
3/17/14 6:19 AM
nothy lane said...
Yours is the nicest Gabriola skirt I have seen so far. I love the colour.
3/17/14 7:07 AM
Mufffet said...
Beautiful skirt. Lovely fabric in my favorite color.
3/17/14 11:17 AM
stacysews said...
Love this!
3/17/14 12:26 PM
CynthiaSue said...
What an amazing rendition!!!
3/17/14 5:37 PM
Hilary said...
This is very beautiful and suits you well!
3/18/14 9:44 PM
Oboewoman said...
Beautiful skirt. You have confirmed for me that I am right to have it on my wish/to do list. Thanks for the review.
4/11/14 6:15 PM
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