July 22, 2010

Stitching Spotlights 7.23.2010

This week has been a terribly good week for me. I've been able to get some sewing done and go thrifting, which by the way, I made a serious haul. Found a pair of pants, a sweet pink raincoat and a few more sweaters. I'm getting more and more excited for Self Stitched September and have so many ideas to put to use for that month. It's most definitely going to be a September to remember!

Gertie's half slip tutorial and Isaspacey's version

Isaspacey informed me that Mz. Gertie has posted a most useful and perfect slip making tutorial. It's just like the slip I made, except you make your own personal sewing pattern. Hands down, handmade slips are the way to go. From cut to finish (after having made the paper pattern) you are looking at about 2 hours, if not less time. Best investment I've ever made. And just for a few more ideas to throw at you, my pattern also had grainlines for slips cut on the bias. Don't leave out that option if you are finding you would like to make one of your own.

Here's a few places online that sell silks, if you are interested in trying your own slip version, but don't have access to silk in town.

I even thought about that lovely Bemberg rayon lining fabric would work for these.

And did I mention that I'm in love with plush back elastic? If you are going to try making your own slip, definitely give the plush back elastic a try. It's really soft against the skin and makes it so the slip doesn't ride up, in fact it doesn't ride anywhere, but stays right in place without digging into your tummy. It's also known as plush finishing elastic. Definitely give it a Google search.

I realize I've gone a bit slip crazy. And it won't be ending real soon either as I bought more fabric and trim for a dark colored version. Oh yes, and speaking of trims, definitely look here for lace for that bottom edge. Soon, very soon, I'll be onto the full-version slip. Just you wait.

Alright, enough about slips already. Have a lovely weekend, friends. Many sewing adventures await you, I'm sure.


  1. How fun! I'm so excited to see your September things! It will be fun to see all the awesome things you have made! I even thought I could do a mini version of it, maybe just 2 or three outfits, but everybody starts somewhere, huh?

  2. Oo.. thanks for the lace link!

  3. Ohmygod, Lace Heaven!! That's awesome. Thanks for sharing!
    One day, I'll sit down and pump out a ton of slips. You're totally inspiring me!


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