Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Slips under dresses ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Slips under dresses
Lining a dress?
mcbrow
mcbrow
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 10/24/11
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/5/12 7:59 AM

I sewed a lot in my youth, got into quilting, but am now back into garment sewing. I find a lot of summery, ready-to-wear dresses are lined, eliminating the need for a slip underneath. Do women still wears slips? I know my 25-year-old daughter doesn't. I have cut out a pretty, summer dress in a lightweight fabric and am wondering if I should line it instead of wearing a slip, which to tell you the truth, I'd like to ditch as well (the slip not the dress)! Any thoughts on this? Thank you!

------
McBrow

rmusic1
star
rmusic1
Advanced Beginner
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 7/3/10
Posts: 890
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 6/5/12 8:46 AM

I like lined dresses. But some dresses are SO much work to put together creating a lining could be a lot of additional time.

So, if it is a relatively simple project, I quite happily line it. If it's complicated/time consuming, have a slip I made from a burda pattern which has a deep V neck (so doesn't peak out when under a dress) which I use.

Another thing to consider is warmth - it's worth having a slip I think as an extra layer if you like to keep warm.

One final option, you can go for a partial lining (just the bodice section). I've seen/done this with a previous dress pattern.

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OH USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 2219
Login to reply to this post

In reply to mcbrow <<


Date: 6/5/12 9:04 AM

I still like slips but I know that dates me. I will line things too. I think it comes down to personal taste.

mcbrow
mcbrow
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 10/24/11
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/5/12 9:26 AM

Thanks for your input! The more I think of it, I'm leaning toward just wearing a slip. The dress has a bodice attached to a gathered skirt. The fabric is not too sheer, but definitely needs a slip or lining. If I do line it, any suggestions? Do I copy the skirt pattern (with gathers) or do an a-line type slip with cut in back for movement? I also like the idea of a full slip which I hadn't considered. Glad I'm not the only one who remembers wearing a slip!

------
McBrow

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1709
Login to reply to this post

In reply to mcbrow <<
thumbsup 4 members like this.


Date: 6/5/12 9:58 AM

I wear a slip under skirts and dresses. it keeps the skirt fromsticking to my legs. making a slip is easy ad the ones I make with fun fabric or trim just make me happy each time i wear them.

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

mcbrow
mcbrow
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 10/24/11
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

In reply to sarah in nyc <<


Date: 6/5/12 10:03 AM

Great idea - fun slips! How creative! Thanks a lot.

------
McBrow

SunnyAlta
SunnyAlta
Intermediate
Member since 7/11/10
Posts: 302
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 6/5/12 10:06 AM

I prefer to wear a slip according to the day's temp. Full nylon slip, half slip, or maybe cotton is more comfy. Cool & breezy is sometimes pretty nice! Unless the lining is cotton, I feel like options are more limited for comfort. Always easy to add another layer but only so many can be eliminated.

Courtney Ostaff
Courtney Ostaff  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WV USA
Member since 11/23/10
Posts: 664
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 6/5/12 10:15 AM

To make it super easy, you can underline it, instead of "lining" it. That way, it's no more work than sewing the actual dress. Most of the RTW stuff I own comes this way (which may say something about how cheap I am about clothes, when I stop to think about it!) ;)

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4999/understanding-underlining

or

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4614/line-and-underline-in-one-step
-- Edited on 6/5/12 10:16 AM --

sarah in nyc

sarah in nyc
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 1/8/05
Posts: 1709
Login to reply to this post

In reply to mcbrow <<


Date: 6/5/12 10:25 AM

I often wear dresses that are semi sheer...I like how I can change the look of the dress depending on the slip I wear underneath.

------
sarah in nyc
www.sewnewyork.blogspot.com

mcbrow
mcbrow
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 10/24/11
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Courtney Ostaff <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 6/5/12 10:56 AM

Underlining - what an excellent idea. Thanks for the Threads link which is very helpful. Underlining would be easier for me in this case working with the gathered skirt. Thanks so much!

------
McBrow

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Slips under dresses

Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Online Sewing Classes
Sewing Basics
Fee: $14.99
(Regular $14.99)
Sewing Basics

Simplicity 3557 Easy to sew
photo
Review by tatterbat on 6/2/08
Read Review

New Look 6141 Pattern ( Size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16 )
New Look 6141 Pattern ( Size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 4377 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20 )
Butterick 4377 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 3316 Girl's Dress
photo
Review by Kalena on 1/31/08
Read Review

Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts Digital Pattern
Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt + Shorts Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Vivienne Party Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Vivienne Party Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop MixIt Shirt, Top & Tank Pattern
Sewing Workshop MixIt Shirt, Top & Tank Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby Animal Mittens Pattern
SewBaby Animal Mittens Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN