January 23, 2011
Its a little bit old fashioned, I know. Maybe a bit nanna. Do you wear one?
I decided I needed a new half-slip after experiencing a mishap in a public place. (By mishap I essentially mean static build-up between my jersey skirt and undies.) When faced with the choice between being a bit nanna and experiencing a wardrobe malfunction that draws attention to my ...er, drawers ... I'll choose nanna any day.
So this is what I sewed this weekend.
I used a piece of slinky tricot. I have to confess that there is nary a natural fibre to be found. The tricot has nylon written all over it ... and I suspect it would go woof if I stood too near a naked flame. But it seems to do the trick - despite high fire danger, there is no more electrical charge.
The construction was very basic. Essentially two rectangles seamed together with a circle of elastic applied at the waist.
There is of course the unwritten rule when sewing Nanna Lingerie that dictates the addition of a lacy trim.
So I used a tight zigzag stitch to attach lace trim (nylon of course) to the right side of the slip ...
... then trimmed close to the stitching to remove the excess fabric from the wrong side.
But what of my reference to it snowing in Paris?
Well, in my childhood I learned that this was the discreet way of pointing out another sort of wardrobe malfunction - a half-slip dropped below one's hemline.
I love this expression. I doubt its heard much these days. Certainly not as often as "Your whale tale* is showing" or "Is that the strap of your over-the-shoulder boulder holder?**".
Or "Hey lady, your skirt is stuck to your bloomers".
* back of a g-string/thong
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