You see if you were to scan the retail landscape, you might come to the conclusion that slips have become obsolete. According to a co-worker, slips are what Grandmas wear and have gone out of style with dinosaurs and panty-hose. But then again these words of wisdom are from a younger generation of people who wear leggings like they're pants. Kids, they say the darnest things.
Thankfully, sewing pattern companies do not share this "youthful wisdom" and we can still find slip patterns out there even when it is hard to find the perfect fitting slip in the retail landscape.
I cut the neckline and armhole as a size 14 and then graded up a few sizes to give Mama R the amount of ease she likes around her mid-section. The body of the slip is perfect, the neckline sits quite low and I made an error with the finish along the neckline.
The pattern called for fold over elastic and I pick some up while at the fabric store. It didn't match the fabric and when I was at the table to get it cut I was shown another option that matched my fabric sample. So I bought that instead.
My mistake was turning it into bias tape. It's way too heavy as bias tape for the slip. What I should have done was cut it in half lengthwise and then just folded it. Oh well, chalk this up to I now know better for next time. And I'm not so keen on the narrow straps. Oh and did I mention that it seems a little wide? So it is sitting on the dress form as I try to figure out how I'm going to save this project. I think I'll need to sleep on it and find that roll of fusible interfacing. I'm working on a plan to fix this and hopefully come up with a wearable slip for Mama R.