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!
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.
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!
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!
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!)
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