Sew chic valentine slip.
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The next Sew News Sew-Along begins on March 2, 2015 featuring the lovely Valentine Slip from Sew Chic. Visit the Sew News Flickr group to view reader photos from last year's Sew-Alongs, and then join us on the blog on March 2 for the first week of the Valentine Slip Sew-Along. Purchase the pattern at shopsewitall.com, and then visit the blog weekly for tips and tricks to guide you through the pattern. Join Flickr, the photo-sharing site, to post photos of your progress and meet other sew-aiong members. To join the Valentine Slip Sew-Along Flickr group, follow this link: flickr.com/groups/sn_sewalong7.
The seductive charm of wearing a slip is evident for anyone who's seen Elizabeth Taylor in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. But there's plenty of practicality in wearing a slip, too. A slip adds a level of modesty to an unlined skirt or dress and allows garments to lay more smoothly on the body. Clothes won't stick to the skin when temperatures rise and visible panty lines all but disappear. The Valentine Slip pattern offers two styles. View A is a traditional style with lace bodice and hem. View B offers a contrasting fabric trim and flounced hem, perfect for wearing under a fuller skirt. Both views have princess bodice seams with ribbon straps. The Valentine Slip pattern is designed for a B cup, but instructions for altering for larger bust sizes are included in the pattern guidesheet. The slip is designed to fall below the knee length, but the pattern is easily adjusted for a shorter or longer style. View B offers many options for a customized look, especially with the use of lace and other trims.
The pattern is multi-sized from 2 to 18 and includes pattern pieces for the front bodice, back inset, skirt, ruffle for view B, and straps. Use moderate (25%) stretch knits, such as tricot and jersey. Lightweight satin, organza taffeta and all-over lace is suitable for the view B ruffle. Be sure to purchase all lingerie notions listed on the pattern envelope.
Find the pattern at shopsewitall.com. Purchase fabric, notions and supplies according to the pattern envelope. Sign up on Flickr and join the Valentine Slip Sew-Along group. Prep the chosen fabric before the sew-along according to the manufacturer's instructions. Post photos on the Flickr group for help or visit the Sew News blog each week for helpful tips, more customizing options and videos.
Week 1: Week of March 2
Fabric Choice & Sewing Lingerie Fabrics
Week 2: Week of March 9
Construction & Bust Adjustments
Week 3: Week of March 16
Customizing with Lace & Seam Finishes
Week 4: Week of March 23
To customize the slip, follow all or some of these options.
* Add ribbon to the slip bodice for durability (A).
* Apply a tricot-backed facing (B).
* Embellish with antique lace and ribbon (C).
* Use French seams for clean, enclosed seam allowances (D).