I have planned a few shirt dresses this year and just want the flexibility of not "having" to line them if I don't want to. This is part of an OOP Donna Karan Vogue pattern V2978 (this is the slip to the dress pattern) also cut on the bias, with darts instead of seaming. I've noticed that Vogue repeats this same slip pattern in other pattern numbers so I thought I would give it a test run. It's simpler, only 2 body pieces instead of the 6 on the Folkwear pattern (not including straps and lace edging).
Here is the flat sketch
If it were made in a heavier silk, it might be a nice little slip dress.
You can just about make out the hand stitching on the bias binding...
Narrow hem and french seam
Narrow hem in progress.
This is 100% silk crepe de chine, it's lighter in color than the other slip and it will be a welcome slip for a few white silk fabrics that are in the queue.
Tomorrow I resume work on the corset, cutting out the muslin is the next step, and I might be able to sew it together, but the busk and bones need to hurry up and get here, to move on....