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|Other: Ruby Slip (Ruby Slip) - Type:Lingerie |
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|Posted on:||7/21/13 4:10 AM |
|Last Updated:||7/21/13 4:23 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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Well drafted luxurious slip with lace (or fabric) cups and bias cut skirt that is surprisingly simple to sew.
Based on my measurements I cut a 10 and slightly reduced the hip width.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are excellent and there is a detailed sew-along with extra tips as well.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The style is gorgeous and the (free) pattern very well drafted. All notches match up, it runs true to size and skims the body gracefully.
The stunning lace is a gift from a sewing friend and the bodice is Sunsilky, a quality silky lining fabric that has the advantage of being antistatic.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did make a wearable muslin before cutting the special lace but surprisingly few adjustments were needed, the only changes being:
* Trim side seams by 0.5cm from waist to hemline
* Shorten length by 2 cm
Sherry, who kindly makes this downloadable pattern available on her website Pattern~Scissors~Cloth, has also shared her expertise in the sew-along with tips and techniques for each step in the construction, which was the main reference I used. The sew-along, and her website in general, is a wonderful go-to resource for industry tricks of the trade.
For the test slip I used reclaimed bra straps (and embellishment) since they were a perfect colour match, but when worn these are actually a bit bulky, especially as the lightweight slip doesn't tension the elastic in the way a bra does. For the special lace I made matching bias shoestring straps, which is what the pattern suggests, and these are ideal. They proved to be much easier to make than I'd envisaged, so I will go back and swap over the straps on the first test slip.
The baby rolled hem was stay stitched 2 cm from edge (the amount I needed to shorten the slip) then pressed and turned up the hem along the stitch line, edge-stitched in place, trimmed the turned a second time for the final row of stitching. Hemming is left until after the skirt has been hung for a couple of days to allow the bias to drop.
Piecing the lace during construction
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Most definitely. The same pattern makes a lovely cami or summer pyjama top.
Enticed by the Ruby Sew-Along a couple of years ago and enabled by the most beautiful lace gift (thanks Sigrid) I am delighted with this gorgeous lingerie
... and there's more! There is enough lace remaining to make a matching panty so I'll update the review once these are finished and include a better photo of the finished slip (since it is now late afternoon and the light is fading).
Edited to add: If you are interested in lingerie sewing Sigrid has recently started a new blog called Sewing Lingerie with lots of tutorials and inspiration posts.
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