Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PR Ina Maxi Skirt

Women's Club Dinner

I have admired the Ina maxi skirt from the first time I saw Deepika wear it last year at the PR conference in LA.  Last week I received a mystery bundle with this sparkly black and white stripe, and of course, that Ina skirt came straight to my mind.  I had already bought the pattern, so I downloaded that puppy and cut it out.  I sewed it together this afternoon to wear it to an event tonight!

steam a seam hemThis fabric is a little bit spongy and thick.  It’s kind of like a ponte, but a lot more stretchy.  The pattern calls for 2 yards, but I was able to squeeze it out of 1 and a half.  I really like how easily this went together.  The pattern is drafted very well and everything just works.  

I didn’t really know how I wanted to hem this, and since I was leaving for our event in 15 minutes, I didn’t even want to take time to thread the coverstitch!!   I had to cut off 1/2” first.  Then I grabbed that 1/2” wide steam a seam and pressed that hem up.  done!

My skirt was a hit.  I love it and got lots of complements.  Definitely going to make this one again.

PR Ina Skirt


Faye Lewis said...

The skirt looks great on you.

Maggie said...

I love your skirt! I'm not sure that I can wear it because I'm 5'1 on a good day. I have the shape of a boy, what do you think?

Nancy Winningham said...

I think this would work for you. I feel like this skirt makes me look taller. I'm only 5'5" and my height is in my top half. I removed excess from around the bottom hem. I've seen some where they took it from the top half of the skirt, and I don't think it is as flattering. Using the stripe vertically is very lengthening, so remove length from the circle parts' curved edge.

Janet said...

I love your skirt. I may send for the pattern.