Hey y’all – welcome to the last tutorial of What’s Underneath month – how to sew a half slip. Now, I realize that the number of people who wear slips is, well, slipping. While every woman used to have slips in her underwear drawer, now a days slips are optional as undergarments (and sometimes worn as outer garments).
Original post edited to add: I have received (and deleted) several comments that took this post as an invitation to pontificate on what other women “SHOULD” wear, and to that all I have to say is every woman should wear what makes them happy. Any future comments that are in the same vein will also be deleted.
But I still own a couple, and here’s why – wearing a half slip means I don’t have to sew a full lining for every skirt or dress I want to make out of voile or gauze or other sheer fabrics, which saves me both time and money in my sewing.
The skirt on this dress? Voile, with a slip underneath.
This skirt? Sheer crepe, with the same slip.
And while slips may not be sold in many stores any more, they’re super easy to make.
Want to make your own? You’ll need
- Fabric. I used nude swimsuit lining fabric to make this one. Depending on the length you want and your hip size, you’ll need 1/2 to 1 1/2 yards of fabric.
- Knit elastic, enough to go around your waist
Watch the video below for directions to sew your slip together. And if it won’t load or you’d prefer to watch on YouTube, you can find it here.