Multilayered

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You might remember that I came home from Indianapolis one vintage slip short (how that happened is still a complete mystery to me, btw!)! I finally got a chance to sew a replacement, and I’m so happy with the way it came out!

I used some raw silk fabric that I had already, which I washed and dried. This gives it a slightly crinkly look, and also makes it so that you can always wash it yourself — no dry cleaning! I used the pattern I drafted for my Vibrant Matter skirt, some fold over elastic, and did the hem in some red silk embroidery floss that I’ve had in my possession for almost 20 years! I sewed it by hand, and even stitched the raw edges on the inner seams by hand.

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Can you see those teeny tiny rolled hem stitches? They fill me with glee!

Once I was done, I realized it was not so much a slip as a layer. I can wear it like a skirt, or over other longer skirts, or under shorter dresses! It’s pretty enough to stick out and be clothing, not underwear. I also love the feel of the silk so much more than the nylon material slips are usually made of.

It was really relaxing to make — I love sewing by hand!

Here I am ready to run out the door after a long day at work. I wore the new silk layer under a shorter dress, which I wore a sweater over, which I wore a hand knit shawl over. Don’t forget the hand crocheted beret! Multilayered indeed!

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Kinda European Peasant Meets 1980s Bohemian Eccentric?

I also can’t resist sharing this outtake — doesn’t it look like I am a ghost with webbed hands?!?!

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(It’s Friday, and I’ve had a long week — forgive me for being silly!)

Yay — new slip — no — LAYER! No coupons used! Now I’m spoiled. I want to make all my future layers in silk.

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