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Slip and beads

Added Jul 20, 2013

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






A slip to go under the floral dress made previously. October weather can be changeable here in Perth, but I think this petticoat will see me through the day :) Subtle embroidery in white thread at the neckline and the hem. The back is cut low to accommodate the back “v” of the dress.
I beaded the neckline and got the beading bug, so did some accent beading on the dress as well.

Material Notes

The petticoat/slip is pure cotton poplin, straps are satin ribbon.




Garment Type

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    Jul 21, 2013, 10.30 PMby ndimi

    That looks gorgeous.

    I’m curious, how will cotton poplin “slide” under the dress? I was under the impression that it is necessary to make a slip out of a slippery material such as a silk so that it slides, that cottons and the like will catch against the over fabric causing riding and the like. I’d love to know that I’m wrong, because cotton is so versatile; cool in hot weather, warm in cold, and I’ve got a stash I could use for slips. Also – nylon is SO static sometimes!

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      Jul 21, 2013, 10.39 PMby jennyrecorder

      Oh that is a good question Toni and I guess thay’s why thet’re called slips, (hadn’t really thought about it before). I think this should really be called a petticoat then! I am after a bit of warmth and a smooth silhouette and am not concerned about the slide factor:) The reason I made it was to have cotton, as all the pettis in the shops are synthetic – yuk!

    • 2004_toni_large

      Jul 21, 2013, 10.59 PMby ndimi

      Yuk indeed! That’s why I haven’t made any slips, because of the slide factor and not wanting to work with synthetics. However, most of my slips and petticoats are wearing out and I need to consider sliding into this field some time in the near future. :)

      Just found a fun page defining slips, petticoats, etc http://www.ragandmagpie.co.uk/blog/2011/11/what-is-the-difference-between-underskirts-slips-and-petticoats/

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      Jul 22, 2013, 06.13 AMby jennyrecorder

      Okay, very interesting…I guess this is a chemise then!

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    Jul 21, 2013, 04.03 AMby Couture Academic

    Gorgeous slip, so delicate and love the beadwork!! Nice to see another seamstress from Perth too :) My wedding was in Perth in November and it was bucketing with rain and COLD! So, yeah, you never know.

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      Jul 21, 2013, 02.27 PMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Kat:) I think you’re a member of the Perth BSC, I didn’t manage to get to the meet today, but I’m sure we’ll meet sometime. Yeah, Spring is a promise of lovely weather, but you never know what might happen!

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      Jul 23, 2013, 11.39 AMby Couture Academic

      Heya! Yeah, looking forward to meeting you! Always nice to make internet people real :P

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