Hello sewing world! I'm busy dusting off all the cobwebs in this ol' blog because it's been like THREE months since I last did a blog post. Whaaaaaa? Bad Julia!
Even though I've been absent on the posting front, I promise I have still been in a working relationship with Jan my Janome. In fact, I've got a whole bunch of outfits to share with you in the next few months to prove it!
And here is the first one, the Gabriola Skirt by Sewaholic Patterns. I made this skirt quite a while ago and I can tell you I have worn it a zillion times already!
The fabric is a stunning silk from Tessuti Fabrics. The moment I saw it on their website I knew I had to have it. It has such a beautiful drape and is so dramatic in this maxi skirt.
What I love
This has to be my favourite of the Sewaholic patterns that I have made so far. The full skirt is perfect for the wider hip, and the delicate yoke pieces at the waist make for a close fitting but comfortable mid section.
I shaved some of the flounce out of each skirt piece near the hem to narrow the circumference of the hem by about 20cm. It was an alteration out of necessity as I didn't have enough fabric for the wide pattern pieces and had to compromise. Thankfully the skirt still has lots of fullness.
Look out for
The waist/hip yolk pieces buckled slightly along the side seam. I think that next time I make this skirt (because I plan to make many more!) I might cut those pieces on the straight grain to see if that changes the issue. It's not very noticeable and a good press does help, but I'm always looking to avoid bumpiness on my hips!
I love this skirt! It is swooshy and feminine and I feel l'm the star in a romantic movie when I wear it. KnowwhatI'msaying? This pattern will definitely be making another appearance in my sewing room.