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 > Plus Size Sewing > slip pattern suggestions? ( Moderated by JEF)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
slip pattern suggestions?
sandra17
sandra17
Advanced Beginner
NEW ZEALAND
Member since 7/31/09
Posts: 12
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/27/12 8:36 AM

When I started sewing, I made things which could be worn at home and made cheaply. I made some nightshirts, pj pants, then clothes for my young daughter. Then I ventured into clothes for me for wearing to work. I'm still on this, and making some progress. My biggest motivation was that I cannot find clothes to fit me well in shops, and the few that would fit fairly well are in clothes shops outside of my budget. Now I don't bother with things I can fit easily like pjs and I focus my energies on things I cannot buy. I still sew to a fairly tight budget.

Long intro to my next project. It is really hard to find full slips, and when I do, generally online, they are wickedly expensive (I live in New Zealand, so small range available anyway).

Two years ago I bought a slip made out of stretchy fabric, quite different to the older style tricot, and it would be worth the money if it weren't too small even at their largest size. It is the kind they now seem to make plain camisoles from but I don't know what it is called. I have considered drafting off my current slip and then grading up to make one which will fit me. I found some similar fabric in a local shop (unnamed fabric) which, though a ghastly lilac colour, feels like it would do the job.

Does anyone know what this fabric is called?

I would also like some pattern suggestions. Although I can order/import almost any pattern online, I try and support our local shop which has New Look, Simplicity and Burda (not that I can find what I want in their books so far).

My biggest fitting challenge is a 12H bust. I measure about a 22 in the big four at the moment, though for most things to fit I have to start much smaller in the shoulders and then grade up.

------
Sandra
http://lettersfromwetville.blogspot.com/

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

Date: 2/27/12 1:05 PM

hi Sandra17

I made a slip last year for my sister. Although she does not have your bust size, she is a size 20 for her hips (she is pear shaped). I used Burda 7418 here is a photo of the finished piece.

I found the hips very easy to grade up, as there are a few sets of seams because of the side panels, so you can add a little on each piece. I don't know how easy it would be to grade up the bust, but it does go up to a size 18 on the pattern pieces, so not too far to go.

It fits her beautifully and she is very happy with it. I used a stretch silk crepe which worked fine. I also made a half slip for my mother out of the same fabric, which again worked well. I hope this helps.

clothingengineer
starstarstarstar
clothingengineer  Friend of PR
CT USA
Member since 5/7/10
Posts: 508
Login to reply to this post

In reply to sandra17


Date: 2/27/12 1:08 PM

I notice that some dress patterns now include a slip. Vogue 1287 has a bias cut slip and Vogue 1285 has a four-way stretch knit slip (which they refer to as a lining). The slip is not always shown in the line drawing so it is worth reading the pattern description.

------
-- Anne
clothingengineer.com

clothingengineer
starstarstarstar
clothingengineer  Friend of PR
CT USA
Member since 5/7/10
Posts: 508
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/27/12 1:16 PM

There's also the free Ruby slip pattern if you don't mind printing. It is very simple and easy to grade to whatever size you need.

------
-- Anne
clothingengineer.com

helenkosings
helenkosings  Friend of PR
Advanced
AL USA
Member since 8/30/07
Posts: 139
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/27/12 10:01 PM

Could your fabric be a stretch satin? Or is it a knit?

Also Kwik-Sew has a nightgown pattern that would easily work as a slip:
http://kwiksew.mccall.com/k3647-products-20186.php?page_id=3023

------
"Housework won't kill you. But why take the chance?"
-Phyllis Diller

sandra17
sandra17
Advanced Beginner
NEW ZEALAND
Member since 7/31/09
Posts: 12
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/29/12 4:51 AM

Thank you very much to everyone who replied. Your suggestions are all helpful. I did eventually find a label hidden in the bought slip - it is nylon elastane.

------
Sandra
http://lettersfromwetville.blogspot.com/



Member since 12/31/69
Login to reply to this post

Date: 2/29/12 5:00 AM

I can understand about wanting to buy local, and I wear full slips. My problem is being busty + modern patterns = bad slips.

Perhaps looking into a vintage one? I have several that I rotate out depending on the year, what I have, what I need type of thing.

sewingoffthechart
sewingoffthechart  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
USA
Member since 4/5/09
Posts: 38
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/6/12 3:11 PM

The current issue of Ottobre Woman has a full slip pattern made out of bamboo stretch knit with directions how to modify the cup size to accommodate a fuller bust.

shajarataddurr
shajarataddurr
Member since 4/26/11
Posts: 119
Login to reply to this post

Date: 3/8/12 11:21 PM

Also you could try L9105 by Coni Crawford.

mssewcrazy
star
mssewcrazy  Friend of PR
Advanced
MS USA
Member since 3/4/03
Posts: 2516
Login to reply to this post

In reply to helenkosings


Date: 3/9/12 6:56 AM

I have that one in the stash-never thought about using for a slip. It does look like it could become one easily so thanks for the idea. I need to pick its similar version in the smaller size range as vet daughter thinks she might like some summer sleeveless dresses and that would be easier than lining them.

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. Plus Size Sewing >> slip pattern suggestions?

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
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $29.00)
Sewing Facings and Developing Facing Patterns

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

McCall's 4767 Girl's Dress
photo
Review by nesca on 8/26/09
Read Review

PatternReview Rock and Roll Top Digital Pattern (Print at Home)
PatternReview Rock and Roll Top Digital Pattern (Print at Home)

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Sneakers Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )
Peek-A Boo Sneakers Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )

Details
Price: $3.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 3738 Jackets
photo
Review by Seamingly ... on 5/9/10
Read Review

Sewn Square One Swing Shift Pattern
Sewn Square One Swing Shift Pattern

Details
Price: $12.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Stella and Luna Tops
Sewing Workshop Stella and Luna Tops

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6849 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )
McCalls 6849 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Loes Hinse Wrap Skirt
Loes Hinse Wrap Skirt

Details
Price: $16.00
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