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. Sew the yoke panels in a contrast fabric, or choose one fabric for the entire skirt. Looks great in printed fabrics as well as solids. A centre back zipper makes this skirt easy to construct with a very sophisticated result.
Recommended Fabrics: Light or medium weight woven fabrics such as rayon challis, cotton lawn, silk or polyester crepe, cotton and cotton-linen blends, shirting fabrics. Allow extra fabric to match plaids, stripes, and one-way designs.
Notions: Thread, 1 yard fusible interfacing, 9" regular zipper, your choice of one 1" button or one hook and bar for back closure.
Fabric Requirements: (range)
44" : 5 - 5 1/4 yd
60" : 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 yd
44" : 4 3/4 - 5 1/8 yd
60" : 3 1/4 - 3 1/2 yd
Contrast : 1 - 1 1/4 yd
"" is currently out of stock but you can back-order the product.