It’s a two-in-one amnesty! A vintage pattern, made in knit fabric. 😉
For a long time now, I’ve been meaning to make a slip for wearing under dresses in winter (must avoid the dreaded skirt-clinging-to-tights!). And now, I finally got around to making one!
(Spoiler alert – it was surprisingly easy and fun, and I intend to make more. In All The Colours.)
For this slip, I used a vintage pattern from 1979, for a knit slip with princess seams. The pattern also features lace edging the front vee neckline, and the hem of the skirt.
The pattern came together really well, and this fabric was surprisingly easy to sew, despite how lightweight and slippery-looking it is! My overlocker/serger handled it with no trouble at all, and my sewing machine only had a couple of grumbles (which would have been easily avoided if I’d put in a new, fine point needle to begin with. Totally my own fault because, lazy).
I’m really happy with the final slip – it fits well, and the necklines are low enough not to show under dresses, while not being too low for comfort.
(It is a bit see-through though, so you get a photo on a dress form on a typically windy Wellington day, rather than on me. 😉
If you’re interested, you can find more details on my blog.