My Finished Gabriola Skirt

Well everyone, I’ve really loved leading you through the Gabriola Sew-Along. I seriously can’t wait to see everyone’s finished skirts. Let’s face it, the best part about the whole process, and the reason why we sew, is to end up with a lovely garment that we want to wear!

It’s time for me to share some photos of my finished skirt. Yay!


It was a clear day in Vancouver when I took these photos. One of our first nice spring weekends this year! After I took these, my boyfriend Shea and I went for a walk along the sea wall, bought some street food, and sat on a bench enjoying the sun. It was a great day!


I’m really happy with my fabric choice for this make – it’s light and flowy and soft. It’s a rayon satin that is just a touch heavier than a rayon challis would be. You can really see the airy quality of the fabric in this photo. I purchased it from Télio, a fabric wholesaler that Tasia gets lots of her fabrics from, which also happens to be the place I work during the days! Télio is to the trade only guys, sorry! But the good news is they supply fabrics to tons of retailers across Canada and the US, so you might find something similar near you.


I got a new DSLR camera recently, this is the first time I try it out on our building’s rooftop, with the remote no less! No more running back and forth and setting a self timer. It made the whole process much easier.


The fabric is busy but it still shows the yoke seam lines, in a subtle way. I’m into it!


I must say one of my favorite design details is the “V” shape that the yoke pieces create at the side seam. It’s flattering in an area that usually just isn’t – for me at least.


I mentioned this in the sew-along, but in case you’re just tuning in, I am 5’8″, cut the straight size 14, and I barely trimmed the hem (only about 1/2″ plus the excess from the fabric settling after hanging).


I wanted to try out a cozy sweater with the skirt, and I just bought these sandals from Target, so I couldn’t resist wearing them. Probably not the most practical combination, but oh well!


That’s my Gabriola Skirt!

Now it’s your turn to share some photos with me! Here’s how you can:

– Post a link here, in the comments
– E-mail us your photos or a link to your blog post: info[at]sewaholic[dot]net
– Post your photos to the Sewaholic Patterns Group on Flickr – include a link to your blog if you have one
– Instagram me! I am @carolineamanda on Instagram, or just tag your photo #sewaholicgabriola

Catch you guys in a few days for our first round up post of your skirts. I can’t wait!

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16 Responses to My Finished Gabriola Skirt

  1. The Lemming King April 4, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Your skirt looks fantastic! :) It makes me want to go home and get started on mine instead of working. ;)

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:36 am #

      Thank you! So glad you like it :)

  2. Elizabeth April 4, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    It turned out beautiful and I like it paired with the comfy sweater! One thing I really like about this skirt is the beautiful flow you get at the hemline!

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:37 am #

      Hi Elizabeth. I agree! It was really comfortable to wear with the sweater and I loooove the flowy hemline too. Thanks!

  3. Ruth April 4, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    I love your skirt! Mine’s all finished and I’m really happy with it – I’ve just packed it in my case ready to take on holiday tomorrow!

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      Yay! Enjoy your holiday Ruth!

  4. Annette Tirette April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    That’s lovely! The fabric looks so floaty!

    Here’s mine:

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks Annette! I love yours too! You look so happy twirling in your skirt :)

  5. Paula April 4, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Your skirt looks amazing! I love it! I can’t wait to finish mine now… I don’t know if you remember, but I’m the one that asked about the gap above the zipper. I think I just put my zipper a tad too low, so I’m going to remove my waistband, cut it down that little bit and reattach it, and that should do the trick (the waist is a little bit too high on me anyway, so I’m thinking win-win!!) Thanks for your help on it, and I’ll put up a pic when I FINALLY finish it :)

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:41 am #

      Amazing Paula! Glad you figured it out. That sounds like the perfect solution :) Can’t wait to see your finished skirt!

  6. Stephanie April 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing these lovely pics, Caroline. I haven’t started on my skirt yet and have been wondering about how it will look on someone of my height and shape/size. Now I know!
    Love your fabric, BTW.

    • Caroline Amanda April 6, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Thanks Stephanie! It always helps to see it on someone of similar size/height. Glad I could help :)

  7. Paulina April 6, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    beautiful skirt! It looks really fantastic! :)

    • Caroline Amanda April 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

      Thanks Paulina!

  8. ASH April 15, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    I’m thinking about getting this skirt pattern because it looks nice.. just trying to decide if it would look good with small waist and big thighs (there is about a 8″ difference between the two). Also would pockets work in this pattern? Thanks!