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From: TupJane
Date: 09-03-2006, 05:17 PM (1 of 5)
My church choir has ordered long black shell-type dresses to be worn with an overblouse of netting embroidered with sequins. Gorgeous but not very smart for my body as I have locations that aren't all flat! I personally don't want panty lines or any other lines showing. So I want to make a full length black slip to be worn under the dress. However I cannot find a pattern anywhere. I'm sure I could just lengthen a full slip pattern but wonder if there is a reason why I can't find such a pattern. I'm thinking that this dress because of the jersey-like material needs a slip that actually acts as a lining. Does this make sense? We'll be under spotlights and I'd be mortified if something showed or bulged that shouldn't. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated.
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From: Magot
Date: 09-03-2006, 05:28 PM (2 of 5)
Perhaps most things that require a full length slip are lined. Kwik sew do a range in slips and things that it should be relatively easy to lengthen. Hope you find what you need.
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From: bjptl
Date: 09-09-2006, 01:35 PM (3 of 5)
From your discription of the fabric for the skirt, I would recommend underlining it with a lining fabric ( not knit ). in case you don't know what underlining is I will explain it. You cut out duplicate pattern pieces of the skirt front and back pieces from a lining fabric, then baste the lining pieces to the skirt pieces ( wrong sides together). Sew skirt as directed in your pattern directions. I hope this helps you out.You don't even need to worry about a slip pattern at all. Judy from Birmingham:up:
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From: MariLynntex
Date: 09-09-2006, 02:30 PM (4 of 5)
I have a slip pattern that I have had for years. It has a full length version. I got it out and looked at it, and all the full length version is, is just what you described, the same pattern, just longer. A slip is usually cut on the bias of the fabric so that it gives enough to get it on without any opening. It is measured from the top of your bust to just above the ankle, wide enough to go around your hip with about 2 inches of ease. It is gathered with soft elastic or darted in (if you are full-busted) and then gathered with some soft elastic to keep it from gapping. If it is a half-slip, just make it from waistline to the ankle and gather the waist in with soft elastic. You can make these of tricot or ordinary lining fabric. Batiste is also soft and drapable enough to use. MariLynntx
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From: paroper
Date: 09-09-2006, 03:44 PM (5 of 5)
I had wondered if something along this line would work, if the strap width is not too much.

You can always buy a full length half slip and a camisole top to go with it.

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