DIY Nightwear

Silk bias cut slip Silk is beautiful to wear. It shapes around your body and is so soft.

Sewing with it is quite another story.

The main difficulty is that this slip was based on a vintage pattern and is cut on the bias. The silk easily warps and stretches.

Throughout the process of making this slip I kept saying never – ever – again will I make something out of silk.

Then one gets to the wearing part and is just such a beautiful fabric that hmmm… maybe one day I will again.

Cotton on the other hand, I was happy to attempt twice. While the fabric is easy to sew, it gets a little tricky when you sew the back piece bodice piece on upsidedown! I only realised that this was the case when making the white one. (Entirely my doing, Bev would not have been witness to such a silly move!)

The pattern is pictured below together with the final white one and close-up of the heirloom work.

Slip - current sewing project
Cotton sateen slip
Heirloom work


Posted on July 3, 2011, in Dressmaking, Fashion and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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