While IKEA needs no further presentation, I might explain that Stoff & Stil is one of the largest fabric stores in Scandinavia and I usually go there once a year (so this is a major event as you all can understand).
The pattern is from a 1980 issue of the Norwegian magazine Alt om Håndarbeide. I really needed a new slip, as the ones I already have don´t have quite the right fit.
I LOVE the whole slip idea. Why would anyone not wear a slip underneath a dress or skirt (if it´s not properly lined, off course or it perhaps is more of a lounge wear type of garment) ? Everyone and everything looks SOOO much better with an extra layer between skin and fabric. The ladies back in the days had it right all along, I say, with all their crazy undergarments (the comfortable ones, anyhow…).
I usually don´t bother basting everything first, but as this was supposed to have such a close fit, I thought it was wise.
I cut the dress on the bias, to give it more elastics. I needed to make some adjustments, and then stitch it up . The whole project was done in one evening, including hand stitching the hem with the help of this instruction (in Norwegian):
Next up is a tulle petticoat. Yey!