Another Round-Up of Your Gabriola Skirts

Let’s look at some more of your lovely Gabriola skirts today, shall we?


Aspen and I got to chat a lot during the sew-along! I love interacting with you guys in the comments. She came out the other side with a stunning skirt.


Anneke of Annette Tirette made a lovely solid version, and the photos of her dancing in the skirt really make me want to join her!


Can we just take a moment to be collectively jealous of Ruth’s incredible backdrop? Lucky lady spent a week in Greece! Love the skirt on her, and the fun floral print she chose! Feel free to head over to Ruth’s blog, Nightingale & Dolittle, and daydream yourself to Greece for a moment, just as I did.

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Paola made a pretty fantastic silky looking version for her daughter. Despite her fabric woes, it turned out amazing! This is a great example of how the skirt looks on a non pear-shape. She graded down three sizes at the hips, and it still works!


Love this fall/winter version by One Crafty Minx! Great to see that this pattern works in a heavier fabric.


Maude of La Boucle Mauve made a Gabriola dress! Clever, right? Lots of pattern adjusting needed to get this look, but I really like the idea!


Katrina made a really lovely colorful version in silk cotton voile! You can read more about her make on her blog, Susie Homemaker, MD.

Thank you so much to everyone who followed along with the Gabriola Sew-Along, and for sharing your finished skirts with us. If I missed you, let me know in the comments! We would love to see your version too. Happy sewing!


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19 Responses to Another Round-Up of Your Gabriola Skirts

  1. Kelly April 21, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    I love them all! This is really such a great pattern.

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

      Thank you Kelly!

  2. Nessa April 21, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    All beautiful! So nice of you to share other people’s makes of your patterns! Very inspiring!

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

      Glad you enjoy this type of post Nessa. Thanks!

  3. Caitlin April 21, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    These are all so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks in particular for posting Poala’s (and of course the post in the sew along about grading the pattern!). I’m not a pear shape at all, so I need to put in some thought before making my own. I’m glad to see it looks good on non-pear shapes!

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

      So glad it helped! Thanks Caitlin :)

  4. Joyce Hamilton April 21, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    I love the dress version! While I may not make a dress for myself, I’d really love a front button skirt version. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

      Great idea Joyce! A button front Gabriola skirt would be great.

  5. Rachel April 21, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Oh man how cool is the dress idea! I could see this skirt being a fabulous being to a special occasion dress… can you just imagine a silk/satin wedding dress with that for the skirt? AMAZING

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

      You’re right, that would be so lovely!

  6. Christine April 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    What a beautiful collection of skirts, thanks for posting these! Very inspirational!
    Mine’s all cut out but not sewn yet! Will let you know when it’s done.

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

      Can’t wait to see, Christine! :)

  7. Sarah April 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Love them! The dress version is briliant. Would you consider a pattern variation/tutorial to turn Gabriola into a dress? Also I was wondering when Belcarra blouse will be released?

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

      Hi Sarah! Belcarra Blouse has just been released, so you can get it in our pattern shop now!
      We don’t have any plans to do a tutorial for turning the Gabriola into a dress, would be a pretty complicated pattern hack I think! Thanks for the suggestion though :) I will definitely keep it in mind for our next brainstorming session.

      • Gayle August 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

        Oh, I do wish you would do a tutorial with some tips for making Gabriola into a dress! I want to make an elegant performance dress for a young friend to wear for her college choir performances and the Gabriola skirt is perfect, just perfect for her figure. I’m envisioning a surplice bodice.Please do consider thinking about a dress version?

  8. Claudîa April 22, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    Hi Caroline!
    Love your sew-along and all those fabulous Gabriolas!
    I’m almost done with my Gabriola (just the hem left to do) and think it’s turning out great, but for one little thing: There’s quite a bit of horizontal rippling in the side seams where the yoke panels are joined. On the hanger, it’s perfectly straight, so it can’t be my shoddy sewing. I haven’t noticed this kind of rippling on any of the photos here on the blog. Any idea how to remedy this? Thanks in advance! Claudia

    • Caroline Amanda April 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi Claudia! Hmm… is the rippling happening at the side seams where the front and back yokes join? It could be pulling a bit if there is not enough ease along your hips. Or it could just be that the fabric rippled as you sewed the side seams if your needle/tension wasn’t right. If you’re still scratching your head, you could send us a quick photo so we can get a better idea of what you mean! E-mail is at info[at]sewaholic[dot]net :)

      • Claudia April 24, 2014 at 1:30 am #

        Hi Caroline, thanks for your feedback! I guess it might indeed be not enough ease in the hips, as the wrinkling gets better if I open up the zipper. I think I’ll let out the side seams as much as possible. I’ll let you know how it works. Claudia

  9. Sue June 5, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    Not sure if I’m too late to share now, but I’ve made a second long Gabriola – in a gaudy silk and I love it!