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This time I’m back with my McCalls slip. I’ve never owned a slip. I don’t possess any dresses that need one. And yet I really wanted to have one. And now that dream has come true.
One of my favorite things about this pattern is that there are no notions! No elastic, no S hooks, no buttons that you spaced out and forgot to buy.
Lots of firsts in this garment:
- my first time working on the bias (wooo-woo).
- my first time working with a slippery fabric.
- my first time sewing French seams.
- my first time sewing straps.
Overall, I’m not displeased.
Fit-wise: I’m a size 12 bust and size 14 hip. Having never graded between two sizes, I just cut a 12. If the slip hadn’t been on the bias, it would have been too snug. With three wearings, it’s settled into a perfect fit.
So does anyone ever sew things that don’t make sense for their wardrobe? Anyone else who would rather start their next project and not hem the previous one? 🙂