Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Antique whites

A term I'm all too familiar with.  I have an obsession for these super thin, pin tucked cotton marvels.

This was the tail of an old petticoat.  It had been ravished over time.  The interior flounce was still in good shape.  Here is a traditional slip (using draw string for the waist).  The lace at the hem is the original.

How I did it:  I just cut out a piece big enough to make a slip.  Then I ran a casing at the top by folding it over.  I stitched a seam up the back.  I ran cotton string through the casing and viola.  A slip.


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