Pulmu High-waisted Pencil Skirt
A review of Pulmu High-Waisted Pencil Skirt
The line drawing of the Pulmu Skirt really hooked me – it has really interesting and unusual shaping. I bought the PDF pattern – it’s layered like a lot of other Named PDF patterns, so you only have to print of your chosen size(s), which is really helpful.
I had expected the make to be a bit more difficult than it was due to it’s ‘3 scissor’ rating, but it was surprisingly straightforward for the most part. There’s a lot of dart sewing for both the lining and the outer skirt (some of the darts are slightly angled), and the fun task of inserting the curved side panels that give the skirt it’s fab shape.
The skirt it fully lined, and isn’t really one of those where you can get away with skipping the lining – it has such a great finish to it though so it’s absolutely worth it!
I found the last page of instructions quite confusing, where it comes to joining the bottom of the skirt and vent edges to the lining. I worked it out eventually, but it took me a bit of extra thinking time! It was also really difficult to sew the vents right up to the side seams, so I ended up finishing the top of each one with a few hand stitches.
Other than that, it’s a nice sew. The shape is really flattering, and the D-ring belt totally makes it! The only thing I would do differently is to try and choose a fabric that shows off the darts and side panels a bit more, like they deserve.
It’s a bit more labour-intensive than your regular skirt-sewing, but I’d recommend it to anyone who would like a smart skirt with a few quirks and a lovely finish. You can see a full round up and lots more pictures of the Pulmu on my blog here: http://magnificent-thread.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/named-clothing-pulmu-high-waisted.html