Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black Edwardian Slip with Ruffled Bust

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I'm liking these combination garments more and more. Kudos to late-19th and early-20th century dress reformers - kiss, kiss! Edwardian slips are lighter, easier to wear, and cut down on waist bulk. The Rational Dress Society would certainly approve! 

My idea was to create a combination petticoat and ruffled corset cover to enhance the effects of the pouter pigeon blouse I recently made from black cut-work velvet. My inspiration came from a black silk Edwardian princess-cut slip I remembered a gazillion pictures ago at some museum's online collection (I could not find it - dang you, Google!). The original slip was a later Edwardian style with a fitted bodice embellished with a softer lace and ribbon treatment, similar to Lauren's. However, I wanted (more likely needed) a little more puff and fluff:








The slip is constructed from black taffeta and closes in front with 11 black metal snaps and one eye and hook at the waist.

Blessings and happy sewing!

4 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! I want one

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  2. I know this is an old post, but I need to make a couple of these slips for a musical that our high school is performing, one with the ruffles on the bodice and one without. Did you use a pattern for this. I can't find one anywhere. I know I could piece it together but why reinvent the wheel. Any help would be appreciated.

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  3. Hi Cindy,
    While I do have stock patterns for certain undergarments (it just makes work a little easier), particularly hoops and bustles, I drafted a pattern for these slips. There's two OOP patterns you might be able to find that are similar to the black slip: Simplicity 5905 & 7157. Check Ebay and Etsy. Happy sewing!

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