1940s slip


I followed a sewalong for this slip and I am happy to say that this was the first sewalong I have successfully completed! It was for the 1940s slip pictured above.

I used a red cotton for the top portion and a blue with red polka dot flannel for the bottom portion. It's really warm! Please forgive me, the nightgown looks crooked in this photo, but I just hung it at a weird angle. Oops.

Along the top of the bodice I attached a red bias tape which I made myself.

The back darts that you can barely see with all the wrinkles.

Tiny straps made easily with my loop turner. What did I ever do before I had one of those things?

The side.

I got the fabric from Jo-Anns, which I rarely do since I like supporting local fabric shops. The red fabric is just a cheapy cotton and the polka dot fabric is a soft flannel. It's pretty warm, but not quite warm enough to wear just yet. On my Jo-Anns trip I bought 5 yards of a key fabric which was my real reason for going in the first place. I am very happy with my purchases.

Now that I have finished this slip/nightgown I am going to make another one, but with nicer fabric. Thank you so much Anna for hosting this sewalong. I can't wait for the next one!

EDIT: I accidentally deleted my original post! Sorry for reposting this if you have already read it! :(


  1. Thank you! I love red and turquoise as much as you! :)

  2. My fav color combo! And polka dots. Oh my!!! Also loving that wall o' keys.

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  4. Thank you, Lavender! And I can guarantee there will be more key photos in the future... :)