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« on: July 29, 2008 06:58:05 PM »

I just reconned a plain, flesh-toned strapless slip into a sexy slip dress! I dyed it brown, added pink lace, and embroidered the pink strawberries. I'm having much fun with slips lately!





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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008 08:02:08 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008 08:07:42 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008 07:11:04 AM »

The pink and brown are lovely but the embroidery really adds the punch!

This would be so cute worn with a light pink cardigan...oh yummy!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008 09:29:29 AM »

I love the colour of the lace and the strawberries together
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008 09:51:30 AM »

Slips are so much fun to work with! I bet this looks totally cute on!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008 09:55:29 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008 10:35:58 AM »

you are currently one of the worst influences on craftster on me.....
i have a few suitcases of clothing to recon.
a wall of fabric

and now i want to go find adorable vintage slips to make more adorable. i'm glad you keep posting these so i can live vicariously through the wonderful pics.. vintage slips, hand embroidery, hanging on a clothesline... great way to start every morning and pretend i live in vintage adorable land... until i have to leave the apartment and face the real world where logos replace embroidery. thanks for great Craftster starts to my mornings lately though Cheesy your slips just get more and more wonderful
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008 10:51:34 AM »

Oh my gosh, that may be the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me!  Kiss I want to live in adorable vintage land with you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008 12:00:19 PM »

super cute!

i second the nomination of a pink cardigan too!
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008 03:37:59 PM »

I love the addition of the lace Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008 07:00:38 PM »

Is it machine-embroidered?
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2008 07:12:43 PM »

Nope, it's hand embroidered.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2008 07:22:10 PM »

That is impressive.  And now I, too, will be on the lookout for vintage slips!
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2008 07:25:54 PM »

Thanks! You should definitely look for vintage slips! It's super fun. It's a little time consuming but there are so many possibilities, and embroidery is relaxing. I like to do it while watching netflix.  Wink The slips aren't bad to work on at all.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2008 07:42:34 PM »

 Grin This is my fav so far of your fab slips! Where on earth do you find all these??!! I am soooo jealous! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2008 07:50:53 PM »

Aw, thanks! I run across them in thrift stores quite often! This one I almost overlooked, it was nude colored and plain, kinda like a sausage casing, LOL. But I decided it had potential and voila!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2008 08:58:22 PM »

i had to laugh out loud. i really wanted to emulate you and i thought embroidery would be great to keep my hands busy while i give in to my new obsession with streaming netflix movies and tv series.

hand in hand down vintage land we go.  now.. oops. i just have to learn to embroider:)
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2008 05:17:44 AM »

Ha! Were we seperated at birth? You should try it! It's fun and relaxing! It's not a speed sport, but it's one that doesn't take a lot of special equipment!
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2008 08:09:28 PM »

ok, back to your post again because on a separate brain path earlier today i was thinking- i've been making lots of skirts.. hmm most aren't lined.. hmm some are too sheer.. hmm i would like slips..
so now i have a perfect reason to actually try my hand at emulating the vintage glory. a justified love!

what kind of material are the ones you're using made of, that take the dye so nicely and politely...?
do you make up the designs you embroider on or is there some wealth of embroidery patterns out there that i just need to explore?

for some reason i'm totally hooked on wanting adorable slips now.
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2008 09:19:59 PM »

 Cheesy  I buy vintage slips in thrifts stores and such, and then dye them, usually with dylon, they take the dye really well. Most of them are made of nylon, although once in awhile cotton or rayon, or mystery fiber.. I also see some colored ones from time to time. I have a really pretty red one I am planning to use soon! As for the patterns, sometimes I draw them myself , sometimes I purchase patterns, or get free ones on the internet. Old books with line drawings are a good source. Sometimes I use photos and change them to b&w in photoshop, and play with them to simplify the lines, then trace them to make a pattern, since I am pretty awful at drawing. I usually trace my pattern onto solvy rather than transfer it on to the slip, then embroider away! It's kind of labor intensive/time consuming to do but not super difficult or expensive. Just takes a fair amount of time and patience to get it all done! I definitely recommend hand washing, both because of the dye and the embroidery.
You should definitely give it a try! It doesn't require a huge investment of anything except patience!
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