Laura Mae’s Gabriola Skirt

Another pattern tester version of our Gabriola Skirt!

How elegant does Laura Mae look in her skirt?


I think this photo really shows the flow and drape of this skirt. There is a lot of volume, and it uses a good amount of fabric. But it’s worth it, to achieve this lovely dramatic silhouette! Here is a little tidbit from Laura Mae’s blog post:

The yoke detailing is my favorite part of the pattern, and really elevates the look from just another long skirt to something much more special.  Even if the style lines are hard to see with the print I chose, the silhouette that is created flares from the lower hip instead of the waist and makes it that much more flattering.

Read more over on Laura Mae’s blog, Lilacs & Lace.

And if you haven’t already, you can pick up a Gabriola Skirt pattern in our shop, here, or from one of our retailers!

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5 Responses to Laura Mae’s Gabriola Skirt

  1. Paula March 11, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    LOVE IT! looks quite alot like the fabric I got for my Gabriola skirt… if mine comes out half that nicely I’ll be thrilled! I just received my pattern yesterday, so I’m really looking forward to getting started on it. I’m going to do the yokes and waistband in muslin first, to make sure I can get a good fit, as I’m a beginner at sewing. Wish me luck! :)

  2. Stephanie March 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Lovely version of this skirt!

    My Gabriola pattern arrived today (happy dance!). I’ll be making a muslin of the fitted parts as well, as this is my first Sewaholic pattern.

  3. Kat March 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Absolutely stunning. I think I may make one of these for winter in a cuddly wool.

  4. Sarah March 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Pretty! I’m just about 2/3 done my first (but certainly not my last, haha) Gabriola, and I think it’s going to be lovely :)

  5. Melanie March 12, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    I read Laura Mae’s blog post and was amazed to see she made the sweater, too! Once I’m happy with my sewing skills I think I’m going to need to learn to knit. The sweaters you and Laura Mae and other bloggers have made have completely tossed my old ideas of home knit sweaters out the window.