This week we will begin preparing our slip pattern from the Sew Chic Valentine Slip pattern.
The first thing to keep in mind as you prepare your pattern, is the length of the slip. The pattern is designed to hit the body about mid-calf, so it is rather long. Think about how you will be wearing your slip and the style of clothing that you will wear it under. Is the skirt or dress a longer length, or do you typically wear a shorter style garment? If you would like, cut the slip the length that is provided in the pattern and then prior to adding the flounce, you can customize the length. At that point, you may also decide to not include the flounce. So there are many ways you can customize the length of your slip and you can make your decision as your slip comes together.
The Valentine Slip was designed for a ‘B’ cup bra size. If you are not a ‘B’ cup, the pattern may be altered very easily. A guide sheet for altering the bust has been provided in the pattern along with very detailed instructions.
Cut on the spread line. Take note that the side front bodice does not change at the side seam. Spread the side front bodice the amount that has been given for your particular cup size.You will need to readjust the line that was drawn in for the bust.
To adjust the bodice front piece, simply slash on the line provided and spread the same amount that was spread for the side bodice. To make sure that my pieces line up correctly, I like to draw a line on my paper prior to taping the pattern piece to the paper.
One more adjustment will need to be made to the pattern. Now that we have spread the center bodice panel, we will also need to spread the Bodice Center Front Trim panel. If you do not, the 2 pieces will not match.
In our next post, we will be putting together the bodice, attaching the straps and sewing the body of the slip together.
Watch Part 2 video for extra help in making your Sew Chic Valentine Slip! Be sure to join our Flickr Group and find other sewists who are making the slip too!