Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Movie Star Slip

Hey readers, today I'm blogging over at The Sew Weekly with  my contribution to the Uncommon Thread project. This was an effort of 8 different sewing bloggers to use yardage from the same vintage spool of lace and I've loved seeing all the varied results. I made an Elizabeth Taylor-inspired slip and then (gulp) modeled it. Come read the post for more details!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And the slip's not bad, either (har har). Really, you did an amazing job, and I love hearing about your sewing mishaps, because you seem to have so few.

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  2. Ooh envy envy envy! Of sewing skills, pretty slip, gorgeous figure and awesome tats!

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  3. gertie, it's beautiful and so deliciously rich looking. and you look lovely modeling it, don't be scared!

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  4. You channelled her moxie all right. Stunning sip and a cracking figure in it hun. Well done all round!

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  5. Amazing! I too appreciate hearing about your sewing trials and tribulations...there are always hiccups when I sew, especially something new, and it's comforting to hear that these things also happen to someone I admire so much!

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  6. Gertie, you look fabulous! You are totally rocking the slip.
    The slip looks like it turned out great, so well done with the pattern drafting!

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  7. I went to both links and read up on you and what all you went through. Wow this is fantastic. The slip is just fabulous on you what a lovely job yo did. Nan

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  8. As crazy as this might sound, making things like slips actually makes sense. Depending on where you live, all you might have available to you are half slips made out of nylon. To get what you want (this is actually the same argument as making your own winter coat), you really have to make your own.

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  9. The slip is stunning! Well done!!!

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  10. Oh my! You look so curvy and sensuous - and the slip is just so lux. Gertie, this ought to go in your book. It's hold-the-presses worthy.

    Bravo for modeling it!

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  11. I agree with Clio. Absolutely stunning, I know this must be your husband's favorite.

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  12. You look gorgeous! I love the way this slip fits on you. Who knew something so simple could be so pretty!

    Marvelous job as always!

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  13. I love your slip. I haven't worn one in decades, but I remember feeling very pretty when I did. It's amazing how such a simple garment can make such a big difference.

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  14. Lovely! I adore wearing vintage slips but they're generally rayon ... I would LOVE the hell out of a 4ply silk one! It looks fantastic & sexy & comfy too!

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  15. Three words: spec - tac - ular! Maybe a pattern post?

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  16. This is beautiful. I'm curious about the bust. Did you add cups, and if so, how? Also are you wearing any kind of control garment underneath, as it is so smooth. You look amazing.

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Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie

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