Sunday, December 30, 2012

McCall's 5651 view I: The Slip

This one has been on my "to-sew" list for a long time!

It's McCall's 5651 view I, a slip.
M5651 view I
I wasn't sure how this would turn out, but I think it's cute!
M5651 view I
The back:
M5651 view I
The full back view:
M5651 view I
The side view:
M5651 view I
The bow:
M5651 view I
The ruffled elastic and bow were from Pacific Trimming in NYC.  The elastic was purchased during PR weekend in May, and the bow was purchased during Male Pattern Boldness Day in August.

The fabric is a deliciously soft  knit from Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak, Michigan, purchased in Sept on my trip to the American Sewing Expo.

It sewed up relatively quickly, within a few hours, and came out better than I expected!
M5651
I didn't cut the slit into the slip as there is plenty of walking room already. I also didn't add the elastic under the bust as it doesn't need it. There is no support in this garment, but I think that's pretty typical for this kind of a slip. The cups are a little big for me as you can see on my dressform, but I'm not going back and fixing it.
I sewed this up at the end of Thanksgiving weekend, after the jeans but before my cords. A perfect in-between big-projects kind of project!
I wanted to write this up now, before the big "end of year recap post" that will go up before Jan 1.
Be well!

10 comments:

  1. I love this, Kyle! Could be a nice nightgown, too. This pattern is very timely for me... I have a nightgown in a similar style and Mark just asked me to make something similar as a black dress to wear out. I'll make it a little less revealing, of course. LOL.

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  2. Kyle your slip is beautiful. Love the color and all.

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  3. Your slip is so pretty, love the color!

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  4. You'll feel so feminine in your slip. And you'll have a little secret under your dress. You did a very nice job.

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  5. Very pretty and feminine. I bet you feel great wearing it. I have the same pattern so it's great to see how gorgeous this style can really be. Great work.

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  6. Very beautiful! I can see you making a few more of these in 2013...J

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  7. Very, very cute. I am loving the trim and the colour especially!

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  8. Super cute. Love it. I have been hankering to make a slip too lately.

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