Here is my completed slip with all the trim, buttons, etc. I’m also wearing it over my mostly finished corset (just need to bind the raw edges).
I give credit to my friend Katie who helped me choose the trim on the flounce as well as the neck and armhole details. She really helped me tie together the random bits of lace I used for the insertion and the pink rose buds along the length of I’mthe slip.
Now that I have corset and slip done I can really start on garments.
Edited to add the following reviews:
Pattern Review Checklist:
- Pattern Description: Ladies Princess Slip (#0336) – originally made in white batiste with insertion lace. Neckline and armholes edged with gathered lace, and a lower flounce of accordion pleats
- Pattern Sizing: 36″ Bust
- Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? Except for the color lace I used, it did look like the photo.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? They were but the lace insertion section could use some more explanation.
- What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The fit. I’ll say it again, it’s a very flattering shape.
- Fabric Used: I used cotton batiste.
- Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 1″ to every seam which gave enough room. No other changes were needed for fit and I wanted the slip to look period.
- Would you recommend this pattern to others? I do recommend this pattern, especially because I think lace insertion is one of those easier-than-you-think techniques.
- Conclusion: Get creative. This pattern would work with a nice silk or cotton, day or evening.
- Pattern Name: Princess Slip #0336
- Sewer’s Skill Level: Intermediate
- Pattern Rating: 5-I LOVED IT! It’s got beautiful shaping. Everyone I’ve seen finish this slip looks fantastic in it, with or without a corset. It translates easily from period to modern and with embellishments or not.
- What skill level would someone need to sew this pattern and why? Intermediate or Fearless Beginner because of the limited directions (which I understand will become more detailed) but mostly because of the lace insertion and the flounce. They are time consuming but not too difficult.
- Were the instructions easy to follow? If not, what needs to be changed? I think there should be more instructions related to the button band on the back.
- How was the fit/sizing? Did it correspond to what you thought? The pattern size is 36″ but the measurement I got was about 37.5″. I added an inch to each seam which gave enough room all around, even for my 42″ bust. Again, it’s very flattering.
- Did you make any pattern alterations? If so, what alterations did you make? Where they fit or design alterations? I made no big design alterations. I did use lace from stash so it didn’t all match but I did tie in the brown from the top to the bottom. The alterations were minimal. I mentioned already that I added an inch to each seam- and then used the 1/2″ seam allowance. I did add the 1″ on top of the pre-existing 1/2″ seam allowance. I ended up with enough ease so I can wear the slip with or without my 1911 corset.
- Other notes: Try it!