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Everyone deserves Pretty Lingerie – Jersey slip

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 6, 2016

For ages I’ve wanted to make some pretty nightwear as I realised I kind of hated my pyjamas. So I’ve been working on a slip pattern.


I wanted a nice soft stretchy slip that could be made in a jersey or a stretch lace and a racer back. Here are the first few samples, hot off the machine wrinkles and all.


I’ve been wearing them to see how they feel and what changes need to made to the pattern. First up they are super comfortable and quite flattering. A few small adjustments need to be made.


Reduce the height on the racer back slightly (comes up too close to the back of the neck). Add a little bit more coverage to the cup area and work on the elastic underbust construction so it sits nice and flat. It sits flat on the black knit but on the printed knit it got a bit wavy.


Once I get the pattern sorted I can’t wait to make them up in some super pretty laces and knits.

Fabric: Black Viscose jersey, pink folder over elastic purchased at Pitt Trading. White jersey with printed hearts from the stash but purchased forever ago at The Remnant Warehouse. Other trims from the stash.

Pattern: Measure Twice Cut Once pattern  (available soon for sale)

Alterations: Fix pattern and retest before achieving optimum fit and assembly.


  • sew little time
    June 6, 2016

    these are lovely. would it be easy enough to convert the racer back to normal straps for wearing as an actual slip (rather than a nightwear slip) under clothes that are lower at the back? just one suggestion- in the line drawing for the front its a bit confusing as you can see the back part. it would be clearer to just show the front.

  • Melissa Evans
    June 6, 2016

    I love this silhouette. I’d wear lots of them.

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