|I love the sheen to the polished cotton.|
Rather than not wear the 5 (yes, I really am ridiculous enough to make that mistake 5 times, honestly) see-though skirts that I have made over the last several months, I tried my hand at the half slip. With embellishments, of course.
There is a wonderfully simple half slip tutorial on Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing so I shan't bore you with all the details about how I winged mine and found the tutorial after the fact.
I did a simple elastic cased waist band, and the real work was creating all the tiny strips of ruching at the bottom, and carefully finishing the edges of each side so I wouldn’t have many loose threads.
If anyone is curious about ruching, let me know and I'll make a tutorial. Otherwise there is a nice explanation here.
|Gah! Loose threads! Where do the little buggers hide when I'm snipping them!|
|It's been raining nonstop here and I can't get a decent picture of anything.|
What's next? I'm thinking a nice pair of black satin tap pants to wear under dark, but still sheer skirts.
Perhaps something like this?