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!
This 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!