Monday, April 7, 2014

Gertie's perfect slip

"Chunky high school teacher poses in home made lingerie online: freedom of expression or heinous mistake? Students and staff weigh in tonight at 10."

Or that's what I heard in my head when I thought of wearing my awesome slip on my blog. So, there won't be any photos of me posted here, but trust me when I say the slip fits perfectly with no adjustments at all. 

Back to business, I used Gertie's slip pattern 6031 and stash jersey I bought on clearance at Joann's forever ago. I also used estate sale scalloped stretch lace (2"), so it was a super cheap make.

The slip comes with A, B,C,D cup sizes and using the size guide I got a perfect fit! The bra top, under bust seam and hem are all finished with scalloped stretch lace. Gertie also instructed me to use elastic inside the top of the bust cup which I think was brilliant. I used a clear elastic. 

I was supposed to use elastic across the back as well. I had some of this ruffled elastic and thought I would use it. It worked out well and adds a little touch in the back.

The hem has a cute little slit on the left and is finished with scalloped stretch lace. I have to admit this was my first time to work with this lace, and it was a bit of a fight. By the time I got to the bottom I started caring less and just going with it, and it actually worked out really well. I guess my advice would be don't over think it, it will look fine.

My straps were a cheat. I didn't have black elastic for them, and I didn't want to use navy blue. Then I realized I had just cleaned out a bunch of clothes to go to Goodwill, and took a black bra out and cut the straps off. Gertie's instructions were fine, but I saved a buck and recycled. I did move the back straps in toward the center about 2.5 inches each because I did not like where the pattern placed them. It was kind of under my arm pit and felt funny as it was. This made the fit perfect! There will be more slips. I ran out of lace, so I haven't tried the undies yet. I will as soon as I find more!