Lucinda Skirt Pattern

Lucinda Skirt Pattern

By Amy Mayen

I promised I show you my Lucinda skirt, and here it is! I got the pattern at BeMyGoth.

There are several other patterns to choose from too. I also have the under bust corset pattern, and I can’t wait to try it!

Parnuuna was one of the first people in the blogosphere who reached out to me. Before I started my blog, and while I began building my site, she shared graphic tips (yeah, my graphics still suck but you shoulda seen them before!) and helped me understand SEO. She even helped me choose plug-ins and taught me how to use them. A friend like her is invaluable.


Parnuuna, from BeMy Goth

What I’ve found learned about her throughout our friendship and by reading her blog, is that Parnuuna has many years of industry experience. She knows the correct way and all the tricks to make high quality, industry standard garments. Her draping and pattern drafting skills are superb. Plus she has the graphic skills to back them up, and produce industry level PDFs. So you can imagine that I might’ve been a little intimidated to sew one of her creations right?

I got a beautiful garment from her pattern, even though my ambition often exceeds my talent. When I tell you this is an industry level pattern, what I mean is that couture fashion house wouldn’t scoff at her work.


Lucinda Skirt Croquis

Every piece of this pattern trues perfectly, and is graded to perfection. I’ve ran into commercial patterns that don’t true properly, and PDFs by independent designers are even more of a hit & miss. I can’t begin to tell you how impressive the Lucinda Skirt pattern is.

The skirt features a lovely pleated pocket and a corset style structured waist. The beautiful high waistband isn’t just for looks, it also slims. Yal, I swear it even made my mannequin look skinnier, and that skinny bee-yotch didn’t need the help. That alone is enough for me to make a dozen or so! And while I’m hatin’ on my mannequin…is she leaning?

The skirt is fully lined. I used a lime green lining, to match my lime green contrast stitching. When I have bright, pretty lining in a garment it makes me feel very posh. It’s like sexy underwear. You don’t see it, but I know it’s there. (Sidenote: I’ve been loving neons lately, did you see my recent outfit post?!)

I made a modification by losing some a lot of the length. That was just because I was too chicken to mess with the skirt vent. After using the pattern, I have so much more confidence in my sewing. I’ve got sewing swagga even! The instructions are great, so I’ll definitely be making another one, vent and all.

I installed my first invisible zipper, and it’s pretty decent. I didn’t seam rip once! Another tribute to good directions! I also learned a couple tailors tricks, including a “witch stitch”.

Parnuuna worked as a teacher until very recently, training people to sew & make garments. She was devastated when she lost her job due to budget cuts. (Parnuuna, I’m I hope you don’t mind me sharing your history, but it’s just so RELATABLE to those of us here in the States. Every one of us have felt or seen the sting of our current economy.)

But instead of crying about it, ( well, there may have been some tears…) she decided to launch her own pattern line and focus full time on her blog (for as long as she can afford to). She also works in a fabric shop, does tailoring jobs on the side, and has an Etsy shop where she sells her creations!

A selfish confession: I would really like Parnuuna to keep making awesome PDFs. I’d consider it a personal favor if you plus, pin, like, and tweet her patterns, so that she can stay home & make patterns all day for me to buy. Hop over there when you get a chance!

Thanks for reading guys!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

30 Comments

  1. Heather Feather

    I love the color of your skirt and the topstitching is such a great detail! The pattern sounds amazing!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Jann olson

    The skirt is so cute and I think you did an amazing job. It’s so nice to have such an inspirational and helpful blog friend. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann
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  3. Christine

    The skirt is absolutely perfect!! I would glady wear it hehe :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream to Reality! Can’t wait to see what you share tomorrow evening!
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  4. Linda@With A Blast

    The skirt is stunning! And I adore that color :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !
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  5. Kathy Moody

    I love this skirt, and the color is so pretty! I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Happy Friday!!

    Hugs
    Kathy
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  6. Hannah Smith

    What a fantastic skirt! you have done such a great job and it sounds like the pattern is pretty great! I’m off to check her out right now xxx
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    • Amy Mayen

      Thanks Robin! You are precious, I always feel sort of special when you come by…I know how busy you are!

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  7. Cindy

    Love the skirt! It’s so pretty in blue and the details are divine!

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  8. Heather McCurdy

    I love this skirt! It’s so cute :) I’ve popped this page on My Favorites because, well, I just had a baby and this body is not ready yet! I can dream though. I’m not that good of a sewer, is this project difficult to do??
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  9. crystal

    The skirt is awesome! Love the color! :-)

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  10. Gina

    Very cute skirt!! I love the color, top stitching, and pockets!! Great job!!

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  11. Foster

    This is a great review. I am going to pop over to her Etsy shop and check things out.
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  12. Rachel

    The pattern is fabulous and your fabric choice and top stitching are great! I’ll have to check her out, thanks for the post.
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  13. Pam

    It’s great when you can find a pattern that’s perfect!!! Much of the time, using my seam ripper is because I’m not concentrating, but often it is due to confusing or scant instructions. I love the pocket on the skirt!!!

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  14. Amy of while wearing heels

    What a lovely post and tribute to a fellow blogger and friend. That skirt looks amazing. I am impressed with the invisible zipper. Really beautifully done. I love having someone give an endorsement of a pattern that is easy to follow. I think that anyone could be a seamstress with the right pattern.
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  15. Buttons

    That is a super cute skirt! I think it would work for a steampunk costume with the corsety waistband, hmmm…I have never worn a pencil skirt. I think I will have to go try one on before I spend the time and tears it would take to make one. I’m afraid it would make my wibbly wobbly butt look even wobblier…
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  16. forgetmenotsblue

    Loving the pockets. I do like a nice pocket hehe :)

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    • Amy Mayen

      So weird Claire, I must’ve been commenting on your blog at the exact time you were here!

      Reply

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