Nov 1, 2011 by tippi+ella
As I mentioned in this post over at Burdastyle, I am currently forbidding myself to start any new sewing projects until I have finished the better part of the pile of unfinished objects I have lying around (finishing things that I start is a huge challenge for me, I must be strict with myself!).
This slip, made from a vintage Simplicity pattern (2220) from 1947, was started many months ago, but put aside when I couldn’t decide what to do with the seam finishings (I made french seams for the vertical seams, but forgot to plan ahead for the horizontal ones). I picked it up again a few weeks ago and bound the raw edges with white satin bias tape, which I originally thought would be too bulky inside thin lingerie fabric. It worked out alright but I think I will try to find a better alternative for the next version.
I am…quite pleased with the finished project. Being cut on the bias it has a lovely drape, I absolutely adore the fabric, and it fits well, but there are some details that are bothering me. I struggled a bit to get the curved seams on the inset smooth, and on the inside the back facing does not look very good. But it is definitely wearable, and I am already planning to make up another version in black, with a few minor tweaks, and a bit more experience.
P.S. I feel a bit silly sometimes when showing off things I have made or done to strangers (and friends) on the internet…kind of like this:
Can you relate? ;)