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New Sewing Pattern Available at Fabric Mart!

I'm sure by now you have seen that Sewaholic Pattern's put out a new skirt pattern, the Gabriola Skirt. This awesome maxi skirt is not your average maxi skirt. It has piecing at the top, creating an a-line silhouette, rather than a boxy, plain maxi. Did you know that Fabric Mart has this pattern in stock?? Well now you do! Not only can you purchase the pattern, but you can browse our website for the perfect fabrics. Head on over to our website to purchase it now!



The pattern recommends light-medium weight wovens like challis, lawn, shirtings, cottons, silks and polyester crepes. I picked a few fabrics from our website that I thought would be excellent choices for this skirt. 


This challis would be the perfect weight and the zig-zag design is so popular right now! (CQD0521)

This peachskin Abstract Geometric would flow nicely, plus it has a cool design. (CQA9166)

Go basic with this corded weave shirting. Great color! (SPC1717)


I'm really excited about making the Gabriola Skirt, but it's on a long list of things to make. March is a big travel month for me, therefore less blogging and less sewing. I still have to finish the skinny pants from my Spring Project List. They are almost done. I'm just trying to get the right fit. Then I really wanted to participate in the Mad Men Challenge  so here's hoping I have time to get an idea and finish the project by April 1st! And lastly, we are in the planning stages of the Reader's Pick Sew Along, so that will begin in April. So I will probably not be making a Gabriola Skirt until late April or May. 

Be sure to give us your ideas for the Reader's Pick Sew Along! Learn more about it here, and comment!! 

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  1. I enjoy your blog. Whatever you do and wherever you go this month, have a good time!!!

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