Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Basic Skin Tone Bias Slip

This may not be everyone's cup of tea since there no color to it, and it looks very plain.... however, if you cut the rosettes off of underwear because they show through slinky fabrics, and kick yourself for ignoring the "plain cousin" in favor of those brightly colored lace embedded slips, only to find you are limited to what you can wear with them.... then you might find some usefulness to this plain little slip. It doesn't knock you over the head with it's brilliance but you can wear it under practically everything.

Finished slip


Project pics....
Silk crepe has a lovely drape and is very fluid, but it's a bear to work with. You really need to take your time and cut precisely, and don't get discouraged if after taking all that time you still end up with a few areas that don't meet, take a deep breath, go back and trim them.

Cutting accurately

Match your side seams...
Matching side seams


You need a few good tools to help you along the way, very sharp scissors and fine sharp silk pins.
Thin sharp long silk pins

Don't be afraid to try new techniques like overlapped seams...
Overlapped seams

This is a Folkwear pattern, Intimacies #219, the same pattern that featured the tap pants from a few posts ago.

6 comments:

MAD14kt said...

I love everything about this slip. Great techniques!

ELMO said...

Thank you MAD14kt !! I'll look for your version soon;)

Janine said...

plain this may be but obviously not simple or easy. This slip will be very useful for your other beautiful sewing.

ELMO said...

Hello Janine, Thank you!

Elle C said...

This is the perfect slip, elegant and simple and absolutely beautiful. Lace and other trims may be pretty, but they are so limiting as to what you can wear them with. Nice work.

ELMO said...

Thanks Elle C!