Haslam 1929 Yellow Floral Slip

I’m back today with one of my favorite summer makes, this 1929 Haslam drafted slip from Book of Draftings #6 in a sweet yellow floral print. I couldn’t resist this lemon yellow japanese cotton print and bought up 3 yds from Blackbird way back in March. I also used this fabric for my vintage McCall’s 6634 Blouse. It’s really not the best color on me but I just adore this print. It is working a bit better now that my hair is back to my natural brunette.

This was meant to be a wearable muslin but it turned out so cute and comfy that I’ve been wearing it pretty frequently. I need to make a batch of these dresses for next summer. It’s so light and breezy and easy to wear.

This was a very easy Haslam pattern to make up if you haven’t worked with the system before. I love drafting so this was right up my alley. Next week I’ll share a more complete post on working with the Haslam system of Dress-cutting and drafting out patterns using the haslam curve. This drafting book has a great selection of patterns plus some really cute girl’s patterns.

The bodice is curved upward from low hip to center front and then curves downward in the back. The skirt is designed with four 4″ inch inserted flares in front and back. It’s cut with just enough ease to make it easy to slip over the head. Next time I’ll draft a facing hem for the skirt to add a bit of weight at the hem. This time I did a simple rolled hem.

All the Details:

Leafy Floral Japanese Cotton Lawn – Lemon/Grass × 6 OOS

Blackbird Fabrics

Blackbird Fabrics

It’s a simple slip with a pretty neckline and curved flared skirt. I added gathering to my neckline since this muslin turned out a bit gaping at CF neck and I really love that detail now. I simply gathered and lightly pleated the excess and then used bias to bind all my edges. The interior is kept nice and clean with all french seams. In this lightweight cotton that was super easy.

This really is my perfect summer dress! I’m planning to make an embroidered version in another cotton and maybe a version in this gorgeous silk my mother bought me that I’ve been saving.

I’ve been super busy lately working on business plans, putting my sketches into Illustrator and designing templates for my embroidery business. I’m still waiting on my business license but hopefully I’ll be up and running soon on Etsy. If your interested in my embroidery patterns make sure to sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar. That way you’ll be the first to know when my new shop launches! I also relaunched my Facebook page which is a great way to get blog updates, link in sidebar.

Back soon with more on Haslam! Happy Sewing!

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