A little while ago, Named asked me if I wanted to try out a pattern from their dreamy new collection. Named is quite possibly my favorite pattern shop at the moment, so after I did I happy dance in front of my computer and threw in a few fist pumps, I politely said yes to their email. The pattern I choose was the pleated lumme skirt. At the time of publishing, I claim this as my favorite skirt pattern.
I’ve been really going over my wardrobe recently, and I’ve decided I need more mom-friendly skirts and dresses. Clothing that I can get down on the floor and play and get sticky finger prints all over. This skirt, my friend, fits that bill. It’s suuuuper comfy, long enough to sit on the floor, and bonus! I feel cute in it. I made it out of some delicious Lotta Jansdotter cotton fabric. The orange is a bit hard to coordinate colors with. It can go Halloweeny very easily. But I don’t care. I still love it. I’ve already worn it three times and will probably wear it again tomorrow.
So the pattern! It’s a great one! The lumme skirt pattern is simple. It’s a basic skirt with a couple swoon worthy design elements. It has a beautiful pleated waistband and a great, thick turnup at the hem. I have a couple modifications I’m dying to tryout: adding pockets to the side seams, color blocking the hem. This pattern would look great in a variety of fabrics. Named patterns are definitely not for beginner sewers. The layout of the patterns can be a bit confusing and the instructions are written for those that are comfortable sewing. If you’re skill level is higher, I recommend you try them out. I’ve now made two of their patterns, and so far, I’ve not had to alter the fitting on either. I like that. Haha! The other pattern I used was the Tyler Shirt. I used it for one of my looks for Project Sewn and love it like crazy. Next on my to-make list from them is the Halava Parka. Dreamy. Have you tried any patterns from Named? What did you make?