The Ruby Slip #4 – Full Bust Adjustment

The Ruby Slip bodice is drafted for a B cup, and in this post I’ll show you how to enlarge the cup size for a larger bust. For each increase in cup size, you need to add an inch to the front.  Because the pattern pieces are only half a front, we need to add […]

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The Ruby Slip #2 – Cutting the Bias Skirt

Let’s move on to cutting the skirt portion of the Ruby Slip.  If we want the bias skirt to hang nicely, accuracy is paramount here!  In this tutorial I am cutting my black Ruby Slip, which I thought I ironed especially for the photo…..   The best way to cut the skirt is in a […]

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The Ruby Slip #1 – Materials

If you’re planning on doing the Ruby Slip Sew-Along you’ll be itching to know more about the materials you need – so let’s talk fabrics!  (And if you haven’t downloaded your free pattern yet, here are the links!) Bodice fabric: For the bodice you will need some lace or embroidered net with a pretty scalloped […]

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~ruby silk slip~

Years ago I bought a card of black embroidered net with a border, and lately it has been calling out my name!  I always intended to do something lingerie-ish with it, and when I discovered a piece of ruby red silk crepe-backed satin in my stash I thought they would combine nicely to make a slip: I used the embroidered net on […]

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