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Gibson Girl Round Robin- Reviewed by Fenna

When I saw the Gibson Girl Blouse and the Round Robin Skirt, I knew they had to go together. 

Before I signed up, I had to make sure I had enough fabric for a circle skirt as they take quite a bit of fabric. My daughter helped pick out the fabrics and I am loving her taste!

gibson girl top and round robin sirt pattern

First, we’ll talk about the Round Robin skirt which I made first. 

It is a super simple sew if you leave off the optional suspenders and ruffle. I did left them off because I didn’t have enough of the same fabric to add them and I figured a regular circle skirt is a great staple–especially in a neutral color. 

I used the size 7 width and size 10 length so that the skirt would reach below the knee and she’d be able to wear it a little longer. 

The pattern recommends doing a rolled hem but I confess I have not dared to change my serger settings that drastically yet so I have not yet tried one. Instead, I folded 1/4″ and 1/4″ again and did a regular hem. Remind me never to hem a circle skirt again–it is painstaking work. 

The Round Robin Skirt pattern went together very well. 

gibson girl top sewing pattern

Now, the Gibson Girl blouse. 

It also has a dress option but to make an outfit we chose to do the blouse. 

I love the bow and the sleeve detail–it makes it into such a sweet feminine blouse. 

The instructions are a little less detailed than some patterns so some sewing knowledge is necessary to understand some of the instructions. 

The order of construction was different for me as well–this was the first time I sewed a blouse/shirt with the side seams first! 

gibson girl top pattern

I ended up cutting two of the tie pieces accidentally–I think in tracing the pattern pieces I wrote cut 2 instead of cut 1. 

I was a little nervous sewing a blouse with plaid but it ended up working pretty good and I got it lined up nicely at the side seams and front. 

Overall I love how the Gibson Girl Blouse turned out and would make it again–my younger daughter is asking for a dress from this pattern! 

round robin skirt pattern

The Gibson Girl Blouse and the Round Robin Skirt are definitely a great match for a complete outfit and would be great even for back-to-school. 

(I know…I can’t believe it’s getting close to that time again!)

Be sure to get these and all the other patterns for an amazing price in the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle! 

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(1) Comment

  1. knitbunnie says:

    Lovely! Your fabric choices are great. Where’d you get them? I just finished a Round Robin, and I really want to make a Gibson Girl to go with it. Hint on the circle skirt hem – run the edge of the hem through your serger with the differential turned up a notch. That eases in the edge, so you can flip it up and stitch it down. It works on woven and knit fabric circle skirts. I turn my diff up one notch for woven and two notches for knits. Don’t you love sewing sleeves in in the round? I learned that way, and I have trouble doing them flat.

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