Friday, April 14, 2017
So I made myself a half-slip using some Bemberg rayon I had bought for another project that I'm not sure will ever get made. I followed Gertie's tutorial. I cut two rectangles, each 25" wide and 19" long (which is wider than the tutorial suggests for my hip measurement, but I was worried about wearing ease, and I think I made the right call - I need to be able to walk to work, climb stairs, and generally feel comfortable walking around while I'm teaching). I used French seams and a double narrow hem at the bottom.
I used a bit of lavender picot-edge elastic that I had leftover from making several pairs of undies, and I didn't use any lace or bows.
The rayon is super slippery, and the slip works really well! It was kind of difficult to cut and sew the rayon accurately, but given the non-public nature of this project, I don't think it matters that it isn't perfect.