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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Date: 6/5/12 10:03 AM

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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