Here is my finished slip - the successful one:
|The Horror! The Horror!|
Now, onto the pattern. Luckily, 1920s slips are geometric. There is little to no shaping, and though godets and gathered sides were common, you can make a slip from simple gored panels, like I'm going to show you right now. You just need a little patience, perhaps some courage, and some light math skills.
|*Make sure the strip for the top binding is the same length as your high bust + ease measurement. Larger ladies, you may need to join two strips together if you fabric is not very wide.|
Once again, this is just the way I constructed my slip. It is neither right nor wrong, and if you have a preferred method of doing things, by all means, stitch in the way that is comfortable for you!
Also please note that, in general, 1920s slips are most flattering to boyish figures with small busts. Many curvaceous women in the '20s wore corsets, girdles, and bust-binding devices, to achieve the tubular silhouette. If you try on your snazzy new slip and find it horribly unflattering, you may wish to bind your chest (an Ace bandage works), to flatten it. Remember, too, that this is an undergarment, and is serving a purpose - be sure to try your whole ensemble on together before determining if you love or hate your new slip. :-)