Disgusted with the quality of modern slips? Want to make your own comfy loungewear? Try this pattern. Choose your own delightful fabrics to wear next to your skin. These elegant pieces originate in the 1920s and 1930s. Patterns include a skimming camisole or "chemise-top", sassy tap pants or "knickers", a bias teddy (cami-knickers), also called "combinations" or "step-ins", and a bias slip.
The Camisole buttons at the center and is drawn up at the waist with a ribbon. Another ribbon goes through a self casing at the top like a medieval chemise.
The Tap Pants close at the side with snaps. They ride low on the waist. The pants flare at the bottom like a short skirt. Simple binding finishes the edges.
The bias cut of the Teddy allows it to be worn tight, yet comfortably. Shaped facings finish the top while small button inserts at the center bottom join the front and back at the crotch to form the shorts-style bottom.
The Slip is like the teddy without the buttoned bottom. The skirt is also bias cut for comfort. The skirt portion runs to mid-knee.
Light weight fabric is recommended for drape. Choices include silk, cotton, rayon, or synthetic blends like crepe, challis, batiste, voile, or satin.
Designed to fit Misses size 8 to 22. Complete instructions to arrange patterns on the fabric for the trickier larger sizes to obtain the bias cuts.
Folkwear has been around for a long time and still is. These patterns are new, not used or vintage. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer
Items will be shipped within 3 business days after receipt of payment. All shipping is via US Postal Service. Items under 13 oz are shipped first class mail. All other items are shipped priority. Items over $50 will be insured. If you prefer a different method, please contact me before ordering.
Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
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