the corset is finished:
and now the slip is finished!
The pattern is from Mrs Depew Vintage on etsy and is only a page of instructions with some additional period sewing information. That means no paper pattern which is completely new for me. And scary! I've adjusted patterns and adjusted garments for a better fit, but sewing a garment with only written instructions... !!!!!!!
I was very inspired by a blog post from The Dreamstress about 1920s monogrammed unders.
Now is the time for me to learn how to use the embroidery machine I won on ebay a while back but have never used. With instructions to everyone to stay out of the sewing room, I set up the machine, and sew my very first machine embroidery! I'm thrilled!
Here is my finished 1920s monogrammed slip!
Historical Sew Fortnightly
What It Is: 1920s Draped Slip
The Challenge: #1 Foundations
Fabric: Lingerie tricot
Pattern: Mrs Depew 3032
Notions: Linen for monogram, embroidery thread
How historically accurate is it? The pattern is from vintage directions, the monogram is inspired from garments of the period, but the fabric and machine embroidery are modern.
Hours to complete? 5 hours (not including the day to learn how to use the embroidery machine)
First Worn: 1920s Reception during Party Like A Vanderbilt weekend at Biltmore Estate April 2015
Total Cost: $7