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Pattern Reviews> Du Barry> 1086B (Slip)

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Posted on:6/30/11 9:46 PM
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circetwo said... (12/2/11 9:44 PM) Reply
You don't really need a special foot for the invisible zipper. There are a couple of really good tutorials online for that. Make sure you get the one that has good photos ( is my favorite) and remember to put the zip in first.
ladybegood said... (7/12/11 7:34 PM) Reply
I love these vintage slip patterns. Thanks for the tips.
fourkid said... (7/10/11 9:18 AM) Reply
Yes, Margaret - that is exactly what it was, a snap placket. An invisible zipper did cross my mind - but I have not done one since high school (I was fearless then) - and I don't have the foot for it now. But I think maybe I should pursue that option since you reinforce that idea and have experience with it working out for this need. And yes, the slip is luxurious. Hannah oves it. I planned to make just the one for this year, but it is working so well for her that I will go ahead and make a black and a nude one too. I can do one up in a day (now that I have the correct stitch down) so it will not be a problem to work them into the schedule - and I will try the woven version again too. This is a great pattern.
Margaret said... (7/9/11 2:42 PM) Reply
Lovely slip -- looks very luxurious! The fabric sounds great! BTW, for side closures on these old patterns I often use an invisible zipper. It's an anachronism, but it's less bulky than a standard zipper and smoother (and much less work to do) than a snap placket, which might be what this pattern intended.
fourkid said... (7/1/11 9:42 PM) Reply
Oops, on the panties question - I am not sure Renren. It is very soft and slinky - not as much recovery as I think most panty fabric has - but one can always try it and see.
fourkid said... (7/1/11 9:37 PM) Reply
Thank you. For Renren - it wasn't actually a normal straight stitch. The name the SM instruction book gives it is a straight stretch stitch. It actually looks a little like a lightening bolt. It looks pretty and it stretches even better than a zig-zag stitch. It is a bit slow - and there are 6 very long seams. For CAgirl - I did do a lot of practice work before I tried a new step - I learned the hard way. And this fabric and this stitch would be impossible to pick out, so I wanted to be doubly careful.
CAgirl said... (7/1/11 7:30 PM) Reply
What a lovely idea - vintage lingerie ! It sounds like you did a bit of trouble shooting along the way- it was worth it as your daughter have a perfectly lovely slip.
JTink said... (7/1/11 6:52 PM) Reply
This is the style of slip I've been looking for. I've tried to morph some of my tank top patterns, but it's just not the same. This is a great looking slip.
marec said... (7/1/11 10:43 AM) Reply
double post
marec said... (7/1/11 10:43 AM) Reply
I love it and am so impressed with your work, especially given the instructions.
renren said... (7/1/11 9:03 AM) Reply
That Whisper II fabric looks wonderful. A practical yet lovely slip. But I'm curious about all that straightstitching on a knit. I guess after all I've read, I would have chosen a small, very small, zigzag. Interesting . . . fourkid, do you think this Whisper II would work for panties?
Aroura said... (6/30/11 11:18 PM) Reply
A very elegant slip. It sounds like a pain to make out of woven, I'm glad it worked well for you in the lovely satin stretch. Great job!
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