13.10.10

Summer Slip

I bought the Vogue DKNY 1160 dress pattern just for the slip.  I have no intention of ever making the dress.  This slip pattern has separate bust cups, which makes it a little different to my other slip patterns.  It also has a fuller skirt than most slips, which is okay for a nightie.

Summer nighties would be some of my most successful sewing projects, if you use "number of times worn" as a measure.  I last sewed a couple maybe 8 or 9 years ago, and they have ripped and worn a bit now.

The lovely thing about this pattern is that it required no fitting changes ... no shoulders to adjust, no chest area to adjust, full skirt and bias cut to accomodate waist and hip size changes.  Just a simple little whip-it-up project to calm me after a dress project that I has been causing me angst lately.

Now, I wouldn't normally include photos of me in my sleepwear, but this pattern got a poor review over at PR, so I wanted to show a successful version.  I'm not sure why mine was more successful that Ariana's ... perhaps my cotton is easier to sew and not as drapy as her silk.  The neckline edges are sewn with a narrow hem rather than finished with bias strips, but this would be easy to change if you preferred a bias binding finish.  I made the straps wider than the pattern suggested.

11 comments:

  1. that looks so pretty - You could even wear that as a casual dress on those steamy hot summer days

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  2. very pretty - go Rocket girl! - no seriously you'd have to show a lot more than that to earn that moniker..

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  3. Very pretty! You've inspired me to make some summer nighties for myself. I too am in need of some.

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  4. I love your creation and have been looking for at really good pattern for a nightie...this is perfect! I'm glad you showed a photo of you wearing it! I now have to find this pattern! Thank you, very nice job!!

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  5. I was thinking today about how I still have not made my slip, I love this as a nightie also!

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  6. A really pretty nightie. It looks very cool to wear- most unlike anything you can buy!

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  7. Ooo... very nice! I got this pattern for the slip, too! :)

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  8. Lovely cool looking nightie in that white cotton.

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  9. I'm so glad you posted this. I have been searching for something just like this. I need to make an under dress for something I'm working on. It looks great!

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  10. This is so beautiful! The proportions within the design are so flattering. It has never occurred to me to sew my own lingerie but now you have put the thought in my head......

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