226 Princess Slip


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Sizes 6-20

The elegant lines of the Princess Slip hearken from 1910 when skirts began to narrow considerably from the fussy underpinnings of the pre-1910 era.  It can also be worn as an easy summer dress, low-knee length for day, or floor-length for evening.

Classic princess seams provide a smooth shape and flattering fit.  The neckline is encircled by a row of wide crocheted lace with a narrow ribbon drawstring.  Bias binding faces the lace-trimmed armholes.  The traditional concealed buttoned placket closes the back, or you may use a zipper. 

View A is the simple modern version – an easy summer shift or classic slip for sheer dresses.

View B is the traditional floor-length version; a wide bottom ruffle is lightly gathered onto the slip.  Ending just above the hem, this ruffle peeks out prettily below the hem of its companion; the Edwardian Gown (Folkwear pattern #227).

This pattern is available as a Paper pattern and a PDF pattern. Choose the format you want in the drop down menu.  The PDF pattern has files for copy shop (36" and A0), print at home, and instructions.

Suggested Fabrics:  Light to medium weight cottons and blends such as batiste, lawn, challis, eyelet, or broadcloth; rayon challis; handkerchief linen; silk broadcloth.  Originals were made of fine cotton broadcloth.

Sizing Chart (pdf)

Want to insert lace into this slip? check out this blog post!