To rectify this problem, I have been meaning to make a camisole (Excuse the terminology in the title, my brain was thinking that since this is a shortened slip, it should be called a half slip, but of course it is actually called a camisole). I still have some off white silk left in my stash, and lucky for me there was enough for some experimenting.
I have two silk camisoles to show you, and a stretch lace top.
The first is the Ruby Slip from Pattern Scissors Cloth. As I wanted a shorter version, I cut the pattern down so that the skirt section of the pattern is only 20cm long. As I was finishing it I worried that this was perhaps too short, and so decided to make a second camisole by shortening my self drafted bias slip pattern. No dramas there, and it takes less than an hour to make, start to finish.
|Self drafted bias silk half slip|
|Ruby silk half slip|
While I was on a roll sewing white undergarments, I also made a white lace top. I had been planning this top since my foray into making a couple of Sierra bras last year. I initially had 3 metres of this white lace, despite only wanting 1 metre, so I've been trying to think of ways to use it all up. First there was the Sierra with a matching pair of undies, and then I used it as an overlay on blue jersey undies. I have one more thing to blog from this lace, and even then still have 1 metre left.
|Stretch lace top|
|(Previously made) matching lace undies|
Just in case you're wondering, no, after sleeping in it I don't wake up covered with a lace pattern imprint all over my body. Well, maybe just a little bit.