|Fabric and Notions|
I got out of bed this morning and decided that today was the day so after a cup of tea and a couple of slices of toast I set to work. The pattern was simple enough only 4 pieces in total, I cut out the pieces grading out where needed (around by huge bottom) which was easy and quick to complete.
I chose to use a micro stretch jersey which has a beautiful drape and brushed surface, this was suggested by Gertie herself and I managed to source some at a really good price in the UK at an online shop called Tia Knight Fabrics finding the right width and colour stretch lace was a little more of a challenge but thank to ebay I managed to find a 5m length at a good price. I cut out the fabric which is done on the cross grain, this was the trickiest part of the whole process.
|zig zag overstitched narrow seam - this is the bust dart seam|
I completed the slip within a few hours and it really is pretty, comfortable and functional, the only issue i had is that in haste to get it complete I cut the v shaped split at the bottom the wrong side, it doesn't effect the wear-ability but it does feel a little akward.
|Fabric cut away under lace|
Here are a couple more photos of the beautiful lace and the cut away sections (trimmed to make flesh visible)
|Beautiful lace - this is the hemline of the slip|
I used Madge (my dress form) today to model my garment because well..... I am just to prudish to be seen in my underwear on the internet, although it looks better on me than it does on her, ( you will have to take my word for it but I think her red cover is not such a good look for modelling underwear).