There are just some moments in life where I slap my forehead and say, "It's so simple! Why didn't I do this sooner?!"
While I was sewing my underskirt for the flannel petticoat, I was not only thinking about how much I was looking forward to making another with a different technique, but how warm the A-line underskirt would be in the Minnesota winter. And while I was making the skirt, I thought, "Maybe a flannel skirt WOULD be nice." Then it occurred to me that maybe a flannel SLIP would be nice, so all my skirts would be toasty!
I've never seen a flannel slip in my life. It's difficult enough to find a decent slip anyway, and I'm a big fan. I COULD wax poetic about slips, and how we should all still be wearing them, but I'll spare you and get to the good stuff.
- a slip that you want a flannel version of
- Flannel (I like natural color for this, but heck, use whatever you want)
- Thread (I'm using a contrast color, just for fun
- Craft paper
Measure your slip and transfer your pattern onto the craft paper. Cut 2 panels from the flannel.
Remember to mark the place where your slip has slits, flip panels inside out and sew down to the slits. I chose to then turn the skirt right side out and sew my hem by folding the fabric under. Make sure to hem the top of the skirt leaving enough room to insert the elastic, and an unsewn opening to insert the elastic.
I like to measure my elastic by putting it around the place where I want it to fit, and stretching it to where I feel comfy. This elastic was a little wide for my slip, so I trimmed it down. Seriously, sometimes you don't need to run out to get something else, especially something that will be entirely unseen in a few seconds. And you know what to do next - put a safety pin on the end of the elastic and thread it through! Stitch the elastic, sew up the open hole, and you are done!
You are now ready to rock the Winter Skirt look much more warmly! You can certainly cuten up the slip by adding little rosettes, or a bow, ruffle, or whatever else floats your boat.
Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!