To me, grown-up glamour is a drawer full of silk slips. I have carried this image with me since I was a small girl. I think the image partly comes from the old black and white Hollywood films. The drawer in my images is always the wide, shallow drawer of my Mother's dresser.
Whilst I do have a modest collection of slips, I would like to indulge this image of glamour a little more. I do not live in a locale suitable to the collection of vintage slips, so of course I have to make them! I particularly like the slips with separate bust panels. This is a work in progress, but I have made a muslin of a few vintage slip patterns, which I will show you over the coming days.
Before then, I want to show you a slip that my Mother gave me for my birthday last year. It was the loveliest present! I think it was from her wedding trousseau, so it is probably from the late sixties.
The slip is made from a very smooth, nylon knit fabric, with lace overlays.