Ruby Slip Dress

IMG_3623I own exactly one slip dress. I made it about a year ago from pink knit fabric and it just looks awful. But it does its duty, it prevents my unlined dresses from sticking to my tights. I made some more unlined dresses last summer and it was time to sew some more slip dresses before winter starts. This time I decided to use more slippery and woven fabric and I soon came across the free Ruby Slip dress pattern from Pattern Scissors Cloth.I saw some versions in the internet and thought I’d give it a try.


At first I wanted to make the dress completely from some lining fabric I bought in Paris. It was really cheap and I don’t know why I bought it. I mean it is really beautiful and shiny and felt soo soft but I had to carry 6 m of it through Paris and there is nothing that special about that fabric. However after I’d decided to omit the lace I found some long forgotten left overs from Shirts I made once. And I thought that the lace really looks nice together with the fabric, so I made the bodice from lace.

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However I didn’t have enough scallop edge, so I cut only use it for the front cups. I finished the rest of the upper seam with some elastic left overs from the bras I made.

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I used straps from old bras, the ribbons are from old bras, too.

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Sewing the dress really isn’t hard and thus very quick. I french seamed the skirt seams and finished the bodice seams with my serger.

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I didn’t lengthen the dress but I redraw the waist shaping and sewed the longer skirt version.

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The dresses fit me very well, they are wide enough to easily pull them over my shoulders but they still look fitted. The drape of the fabric looks just great.

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Now I cannot understand what took me so long. Sewing the dresses was really fun and quick. The pattern’s instructions are great, there is even a Sew Along. I think it is so great that this pattern is free!

IMG_3628I heard from peple with larger breast having problems with the fit. I obviously don’t belong to that group of people and everything fits fine ;)


Now I just need one or two slip dresses to wear underneath my knit dresses! I’ll let you know how that works out :)

Macht’s gut!


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